Nine students from Mongolia completed a weeklong trip to Shanghai on Wednesday as members of the first international group organized by the Shanghai Adream Charitable Foundation under its famed Dream Journey Student Travel Program.
The event was launched as China is trying to enhance exchanges with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative and this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between China and Mongolia, according to Lu Hongyong, Belt and Road affairs director at the foundation.
In the past week, the students, along with several teachers and volunteers, visited places of interest in Shanghai that included Yuyuan Garden, Jing’an Temple, the Shanghai Museum of Science and Technology and local technology companies.
In addition to touring famous attractions, the students also visited two technology companies in Shanghai: Putao Technology and Delixi Electric Co. There, they learned about smart technology and participated in hands-on projects.
In an organizational memo, Adream expressed hope that the programme would help them build international partnerships and encourage cross-cultural education and exchanges. It marks not only Adream’s first Mongolian partnership, but also the Ulaanbaatar schools’ first exchange program in Shanghai.