IEF aims at linking institutions, universities and the business community in different cities in China and New Zealand to organize educational and cultural exchange programs. The project aims to promote cultural exchanges between these two places, provide an opportunity for children from different ethnic backgrounds and different family income to further their studies overseas so as to reflect the principle of equal access to education.
In strengthening the sister school relationship, IEF has been organizing the short-term study tour for teachers and students from Zhuhai to visit New Zealand for Language Studies and Cultural Experience since 2010.
Aims of Study Tour:
- Provide better understanding of all aspects of New Zealand for teachers and students in China, including education system, lifestyle, customs, unique traditional Maori culture, etc., so as to cultivate their comprehensive worldview, improve their international skills, sense of independence, etc. This is beneficial for their future development.
- Interact with kiwi students through living, studying and playing together.
- Experience the difference between China and foreign country in all aspects of economic, social, education and culture, and to observe and feel everything from their own perspectives.
- Learn authentic English through participating in various activities while making friends from around the world.