May–June 2015 —Our time at Anhui Polytechnic University was extremely productive. As faculty we each taught a three week class. Huang Kai, President of the Design School at Anhui Polytechnic University was very pleased with the progress of the students during the three week classes, as well as the final student exhibit.The exchange program with the University exposed the students and the faculty, of both AHPU and UB to different attitudes, styles and teaching approaches. The students were thrilled to have us around and were respectful and helpful to me and the other students. They were very quick learners and talented freshman, eager to learn, receptive to our teaching and thrilled to see all my pictures of University of Bridgeport.
We were so impressed by the generosity of all the people in China. After experiencing such a warm welcome, we will repay the hospitality in July when a few students from our class at AHPU will be at UB. Our trip was a wonderful experience and we can’t wait to do it all over again next Spring.
— Mary Jo McGonagle