Fan Fan International Education Services started to expand its services to include studying abroad service for college students in 2017. After several months of work with St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT), it successfully rolled out the study abroad program between the two universities.
On October 19, 2017, Mr. Shahzad Ahmad, Vice Associate President of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, USA, along with the delegation of SCSU and Founder of Fan Fan International Education Services, MS. Cher Wang, visited Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology. The principal of BIPT, Dr. Yijian Jiang, met the guests. Several other BIPT administrators also attended the meeting, including Mr. Ding Fuchen, the Assistant President, Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Department and Dean of the International School of Education, Mr. Chen Fei, Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Yan Xiaofei, Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Mr. Huang Jianping, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Office and Vice President of the International Institute of Education, Mr. Yang Zhonghong, vice president of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mr. Zhao Chang, deputy director of the Department of mathematics.
President Jiang expressed his warm welcome to Mr. Shahzad Ahmad's visit. He and his colleagues recalled the friendship and cooperation between the two universities over the years. Mr. Shahzad Ahmad expressed satisfaction with the performance of BIPT students at St. Cloud University. Both sides fully affirmed that this meeting marks a new milestone for future cooperation. Mr. Shahzad Ahmad thanked President Jiang for his warm reception and kindly invited President Jiang to visit St. Cloud State University in the near future.
Principal Jiang Yi Jian met with visiting guests of St. Cloud University from Minnesota, USA
After the meeting, Mr. Ding Fuchen, Assistant President, Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Department and Dean of International Education Dean presided over the symposium. He hoped that St. Cloud State University would meet with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematical Sciences Department as soon as possible to set up teacher and short-term students exchange programs, to discuss in detail "2 +2" (two years of study in China and two in the U.S.), "3 +2" and other undergraduate dual degree programs. At the end of the discussion, the two universities signed an agreement for the study abroad and exchange programs and strategic partnership.
Mr. Ding Fuchen, Assistant Principal and Director of International Affairs and Mr. Shahzad Ahmad, Vice Associate President of Saint Cloud University, flanked by other attendees from both SCSU and BIPT and Fan Fan, signed the agreement,
After the symposium, Mr. Shahzad Ahmad gave a lecture to BIPT students about the higher education in the United States and St. Cloud State University, and introduced the short-term exchange program between the two universities.
Mr. Shahzad Ahmad introduced the study abroad program to BIPT students