On Apr. 10th, the ACSSS Advising Program hosted a communication skill salon at Graduate Community Center. About 60 Chinese students attended this event.The invited speaker, Eunice Buhler, is a sophomore here at Stanford, with extensive social experiences. She is now an active member of Stanford Consulting. Before she came to Stanford, she was the founder of ‘Culture for Youth’, a non-profit organization that teaches young people about cultures and promotes cultural acceptance. She worked with both the World Bank and the U.S. State Department and currently serves on the Youth Service America Advisory Council.
In this salon, Eunice gave a one and half hour talk on how to communicate in both casual and formal cases; how to appreciate American humor and jokes and the etiquette for different social situations . She brought up with many interactive parts in her talk. The audiences were invited to participate in imitating real life situations. They also asked Eunice questions about what they concerned. Many of the students feel that the event was great and they learned something from it.
On April 4 and 5, Splash! was held on Stanford campus for the second time. This program provides extracurricular enrichment for high school students in the Bay Area by offering academic and non-academic classes designed and taught by volunteer students at Stanford. This quarter, for the first time, 8 students and scholars from mainland China offered 6 classes to 80 high school students with the coordination of ACSSS. Our topics cover Chinese culture, music, education, and traveling around China.
Our classes received ecstatic feedback from high school students and even their parents. “The children are now asking to visit China,” said a father who accompanied his children to Stanford in his email to us, “You did a great job getting them excited!”
“One of the best qualities of Splash is that a tremendous variety of classes can do well there,” quoted Michael Shaw, president of Stanford Educational Studies Program, who initiated and leads Splash! at Stanford, “We’re excited to have you involved with Splash this year!”
Our volunteer teachers are as excited. A lot of them expressed the intention to teach again in the future. “I have already started thinking about topics of more interest to high school students.” says one of our volunteer teachers. Indeed, since Splash! is going to return at the beginning of autumn quarter, stay tuned and prepare your own topic to enrich the event!
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On Mar 27th, ACSSS activity group hosts a mixer in Studio 5 lodge room. More than 30 people attend the mixer, and the content of the mixer is chatting, card and board games. The mixer starts at 7pm and some people play the board game until 5am next morning! The goal of the mixer is mainly to bring more social and fun to students/scholars staying here through the spring quarter.