SPC Overseas Summer Program 2017

– Experiencing American Culture

On June 21, a total of 11 Shiu Pong College (SPC) students, who were led by the Master of SPC, visited Northwest Christian University (NCU) at Eugene, Oregon, United States to participate in a 15-day “American Culture and Language Program” (ACLP).
This is the 3rd Overseas Summer Program (OSP) organized by SPC. Being one of its signature experiential learning programs, this 15-day summer program was designed to help SPCers to enhance their understanding of American Culture, as well as their English speaking and listening ability.
Through tailor-made and fun-filled culture and language courses conducted by NCU professors, participating students reported that their understanding of American culture had been deepened and their confidence in speaking English had been enhanced. For the purpose of effectively enriching students’ cultural experience, each participating student experienced a typical American life with an English-speaking homestay family for three days.
The outdoor cultural tours, which provided opportunities for SPC students to interact with American students from NCU and to enjoy the natural beauty of America, were the highlights of the 15-day summer program, including a 2-day cabin camping integrated with cross-cultural leadership training workshop in Cascade Mountains, rafting activity at the McKenzie River, a trip to Oregon Coast as well as a visit to America’s deepest lake – the Crater Lake – at a National Park.
The trip ended with a fourth-of-July celebration and students enjoyed their first Independence Day firework display at Eugene. Filled with enduring memory and fruitful learning outcomes from the trip, the 11 participating students returned to Macau on July 5.








Casual talk with American student mentors in a coffee shop

Having an interactive American Language and Culture lesson

Setting up the booths and introducing Chinese culture to people.

Group photo before rafting at McKenzie River

Singing and chatting around the campfire

Debate led by American student mentors focusing on American social dilemma

Taking picture in front of gorgeous Crater Lake.

The Awards Ceremony at the end of The 15-day overseas summer program