Thursday, September 13, 2012

Orientation Week at the HNC

2011 Fire Safety Demonstration
This week the Hopkins-Nanjing Center welcomed its 27th class to Nanjing.  Students are busy this week applying for residence permits, learning about career services, deciding on class schedules, hearing about volunteer opportunities, and putting out fires during the annual fire safety demonstration.

On Wednesday, students also had the opportunity to attend a guest lecture by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute.  MAIS student Natalie Sammarco reports:
Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
"Back at the Center, we are in full swing with orientation. It's been very fun getting to know my new international and Chinese classmates. I think each of the students is beginning to realize just how special HNC is to those involved with it and to the international community. This was made so clear by the visit to the Center by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute, who came to speak with us about US-China collaboration in the Department of Homeland Security. She also opened herself up to the many questions we had for her. It was inspiring to hear the impressive questions my classmates were asking to this official so high in the US government. It's safe to say we're all very excited to start classes next week and I, personally, look forward to a year full of learning and exploring China from a place that truly engenders cultural and linguistic exchange." -Natalie Sammarco, MAIS 2014