Within the framework of the International Sustainability Project between University of Sciences (HUSC) and Swinburne University, Australia, 16 students and lecturers from Swinburne University visited and exchanged with HUSC students.
All exchange activities took place excitingly with the enthusiastic participation of Australian students and Vietnamese voluntary students from 4 Faculties including Environmental Science, Journalism and Communications, Architecture and Social Work. Thanks to the dedicated support of Office for Science – Technology & International Relations, Office for Personnel & Administration and lecturers from Faculty of Environmental Science as well, both Vietnamese students and Australian students conducted various significant activities to protect environment such as collecting rubbishes in Hen Island, thoroughly evaluating the environment outside Imperial Palace and Hue University of Sciences’ Campus to build up the proposal of Green Project. Through these activities, students have contributed to raising awareness for the communities, people living in surrounding areas related to waste treatment and environment protection.
In addition, all of students got immersed into Vietnamese culture by making sticky rice cake in An Truyen village, involved in the meaningful activities in Nguyen Tri Phuong Junior high school, Quoc Hoc high school and Blue Dragon Foundation. The Eco fashion show using recycled and natural materials attracted a lot of students to participate in.
The exchange program finished after two weeks. The most significant things were the proposals made by students to propose the ideas for next phase of international sustainability project. For HUSC students this is considered as a great opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge, especially to strengthen their in team-working skills, practical research and improve their foreign language skills.