At the end of last year, two groups of students met in an online course bridging South Africa and China. A lecturer exchange program in China last year provided Prof Graham Stewart with the opportunity of bringing together students from Durban and the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU). FAFU is situated in the city of Fuzhou on the South East coast of China. The online course aimed to make participating students aware of the larger world and deepen their understanding of themselves, their culture, how they are perceived, and how they perceive others.
One of the FAFU participants commented:
“All in all, it was an enjoyable experience and I am glad I made some international friends and learnt about academics in another part of the world. it put a lot in perspective for me and humbled me to show me that there is so much out there and we need to grow and learn and experience more while we are still young. These were really great memories.”