The Difference between China and US in the View of American Students

 

The exchange program between Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a tradition. A group of eighteen students come to NUST to attend the 2013 summer program. They had China lectures, Nanjing City tour, and field trip. After about a week’s observing and research, they gave group presentations about the difference between Chinese and American Starbucks, Automobiles and Cell phones at room 322 of the second teaching building. The atmosphere of the whole presentation was heated. Each member of the group focused on one aspect of the group theme. They talked about statistics and the personal exotic experience, and asked Chinese students about the real situation when they were not sure about the specific problem. They raised questions, discussed them and solved them.

American Students giving presentation 

 

The group of Starbucks compared about the cultural differences between US and China: Chinese prefer tea served hot, prefer tea over coffee and most baristas are college graduates; while Americans prefer tea served cold (iced), prefer coffee over tea, and most baristas work at Starbucks while attending college. The group of Automobiles gave recommendations that auto manufacturers should collaborate with government, focus on eco-design and car service experience. The group of Cellphones compared the prices and carriers between the two countries.  (By Jeremy)

American Students giving presentation