The Student Communication Forum, which took place on December 7, 2023, at Cihan University-Erbil, facilitated a virtual interaction between students from Zhejiang International Studies University and Cihan University. Focused on the theme “This is China/Iraq: History, Literature, Daily Life of College Students,” the forum aimed to encourage a thorough examination of cultural, historical, and everyday aspects of life in both regions.
The forum commenced with an opening session, where the heads of departments and staff members from both Zhejiang International Studies University and Cihan University delivered illuminating speeches about their respective institutions and departments. This set the stage for a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences.
The theme of the forum, focusing on the history, literature, and daily life of college students in China and Iraq, provided a framework for informative and culturally enlightening discussions.
Following the opening session, students from both universities took the floor to deliver presentations aligned with the forum’s theme. These presentations covered various topics, including historical narratives, literary traditions, and snapshots of daily life in China and Iraq.
An integral part of the forum was the interactive question-and-answer session. Students engaged in lively discussions, asking questions that delved into cultural nuances, historical contexts, and the contemporary lifestyle of college students in Zhejiang and Erbil.
The discussions encompassed a broad range of subjects, including China and Iraq’s rich history and literary heritage. Furthermore, students explored the influence of modern technology on college life and communication, reflecting the evolving landscape of higher education. The forum unfolded over approximately two hours, allowing ample time for students to delve into the intricacies of the chosen themes, share insights, and foster cross-cultural understanding.
The event provided a platform for students to establish connections, potentially leading to future collaborative projects, cultural exchanges, and academic partnerships.