Foreign students education is an important part of Chinese higher education and a new bright spot of college education in the knowledge economy era. In 2017, Xi’an University of Finance and Economics（XUFE）accepted the first group of foreign students. At present，the total number of foreign students is close to 100. They come from 8 countries, including Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Bangladesh.
Over past four years, foreign students education of our university has been characterized by finance and economics, supported by professional courses and cultural education, and focused on the combination of students' professional qualities, language skills and international employment needs. Having gone through the stages of Chinese training, Chinese teaching, and Chinese-English bilingual teaching, all majors of foreign students have been taught in English since September 2020.
Foreign students education of our university pays great attention to students' development qualities. Foreign students have successively won the "Sanqin Scholarship for Outstanding Foreign Students in Shaanxi Province" and "Belt and Road Scholarship for Foreign Students in Xi'an" and other government scholarships. There are 62 winners in total.
As the increasing number of foreign students, foreign students education of our university will gradually advance standardization and institutionalization. For this end, a special column for foreign students education will be set up to further promote the construction of disciplines and first-class majors, and to deepen educational exchange and cooperation between our university and countries along Belt and Road.
This column introduces the story of the outstanding international student（Md Shakhawat Hossain）.
I am Md Shakhawat Hossain.
I am from Bangladesh and now studying in xi'an university of finance and economics in China. I have studied here for nearly one and a half years. My major is international trade and economic.
I am honored to share my story of studying in this lovely university.
It's universally acknowledged that Chinese culture has a history of more than two thousand years. It makes me extremely happy that I can learn Chinese culture. I would like to thank my university to introduce and arrange so many cultural programme for us.
Studying hard in class and applying knowledge in real life is the proper use of knowledge. Those practical courses arranged by university helped me a lot in knowing so many new things and help me be familiar with Chinese culture.
Learning International Trade And Economic is my dream, and I am lucky enough to have all those professional teachers. They are great in profession, and I have learned so many professional knowledge from them.
I just want be thankful to my university and all the supportive stuffs here. Coronavirus broke out a few months later after my coming to China, the time of which was difficult for me to live in a foreign country, but all my teachers gave me enough strength and support to stay. During the epidemic university took really a good care for us, provided all the necessary equipment to fight against the coronavirus, they even provided food for me.
I am happy to be a member of XUFE!
Thanks everyone for reading my story of studying in XUFE.
Still, a long journey ahead of me in XUFE.
I hope I will make XUFE proud of me by improving myself day by day.