My first day at the university began with an orientation day organized by the International Students Association. They immediately put us in the heart of matter by welcoming us in a very large typical Chinese amphitheater. I was able to discover my future comrades from all over the world.
Chinese teachers came to present the topics that were proposed, the rating system and the expected requirements. The Chinese students took over by explaining us the administrative formalities, as well as the rules to respect so that our trip unfolded as best as possible.
Once these somewhat boring stages ended, we went to visit the campus and its facilities. This place made me think more of a city of 30,000 students than a university campus. Indeed, there were huge streets, two football stadiums, many basketball court or tennis court, a 4-storey gymnasium, supermarkets and innumerable housing estates and parks.
To end this day rich in discovery, they offered us a typical Chinese meal, where the atmosphere was festive and multicultural. This moment allowed us to meet new people and discuss our first impressions of China and especially Chengdu.