The University of Windsor teacher candidates received warm welcome from the Southwest University (SWU) community upon their arrival in Chongqing. During the first two weeks of their stay, they attended many wonderful seminars at SWU. In one of the seminars, a professor introduced the history of China from Qin Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. In addition to introducing the ancient history of China, the professor also introduced the philosophy of ancient China. As the result of attending seminars offered by SWUs, UWindsor teacher candidates was able to gain a broader understanding of Chinese culture and educational system.
温莎大学的师范生抵达重庆后受到了西南大学（SWU）的热烈欢迎。 在他们访学的前两周，他们参加了几场精彩的西南大学研讨会。 在研讨会上，一位教授向他们介绍了中国自秦朝到清朝的历史。 教授不仅介绍了中国古代史，还讲解了中国古代的哲学思想。温莎大学的师范生借此机会，对中国的文化和教育体系有了更深入的了解。
On May 31st, 2018, one day before the Children’s Day. Many kindergartens and primary schools in China organized different activities for the children. It was the UW cohort’s first time to hear about Children’s Day and they were all excited about the activities.
2018年5月31日是儿童节的前一天。 中国许多幼儿园和小学都会为孩子们组织不同的庆祝活动。 温莎大学的师范生们第一次听说儿童节这个节日，他们对这些活动非常感到兴趣。
On March 31st, 2018, UW 2018 cohort took a one-day trip to Chongqing downtown. Dr. Deng from the College of Teacher Education (Southwest University) picked up the 10 UW teacher candidates and Yuhan at 8 am that day. It took about an hour for them to get to downtown by car. The UW cohort experienced many new things in one day. They went to Ciqikou, a small historical town in the downtown area of Chongqing. They also had an opportunity to take pictures with Peking Opera players and tried out stinky tofu.
2018年3月31日，温莎大学的师范生们开始了重庆一日游。 来自教师教育学院（西南大学）的邓博士于当天上午8点接上了10名温莎大学的师范生们和邓雨涵（项目助理）。 他们花了大约一个小时到达市中心。 温莎大学的团队在一天内见识了许多新事物。 他们去了重庆市中心的一个历史小镇：磁器口。 他们还与京剧演员合影了，并品尝了臭豆腐。
On June 20th, 2018, one day before leaving for Beijing and going back to Canada. Dr. Xu and Dr. Ju took the UW 2018 cohort and Yuhan for a night cruise in Chongqing Downtown. Everyone enjoyed this trip. The experience of taking a night cruise and appreciating the beauty of the Chongqing city on the last day of their stay in Chongqing was unforgettable.
2018年6月20日，是离开北京返回加拿大的前一天。 许教授和鞠教授带领温莎大学2018年的团队和邓雨涵（项目助理）在重庆市区的夜间游船。 每个人都很喜欢这次旅行。 在重庆访问的最后一天，参加夜间游船，欣赏重庆城市美景的体验令人难以忘怀。
Besides attending academic seminars offered by the Southwest University professors, UWindsor teacher candidates attended many Chinese cultural workshops where they learned to write Chinese calligraphy and draw traditional Chinese painting using bamboo brushes. They also learned how to appreciate Chinese classical music and play the Chinese traditional instruments such as the Guzheng. A UWindsor teacher candidate even tried to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star using the Guzheng! Sometimes, cultural workshops took place outside the classroom settings. For instance, UWindsor students were able to learn about Chinese culture through having hot pot at local Chinese restaurants.
除了参加西南大学提供的学术研讨会外，温莎大学的师范生们还参加了许多中国文化研讨会，他们学写中国书法，用竹刷画中国传统画，还学会了如何欣赏中国古典音乐和演奏古筝等中国传统乐器。 温莎大学的教师师范生还尝试用古筝演奏小星星。 有时西南大学会在课堂外开展文化研讨会， 例如组织温莎大学的学生以在当地中餐馆享用火锅的方式了解中国文化。
On April 14th, 2018, Southwest University organized a one-day field trip to bring 10 UW teacher candidates to the Dazu Rock Carvings Park. Mr. Deng from Southwest University was the field trip leader. Although it was a rainy day, everyone had a wonderful time viewing sculptures that were created hundreds of years ago.
2018年4月14日，西南大学组织了为期一天的实地考察，带10名师范生到大足石刻公园参观。 来自西南大学的邓老师担任实地考察的导游。 虽然是下雨天，但学生们都很享受观看数百年雕塑的时光。