A group of 10 students from two colleges – Eastern Institute of Technology and Otago Polytechnic - New Zealand – have joined a 40-day experience programme at the city-based Dong A from January 9 to February 17.
|New Zealand students learn how to make bánh chưng (sticky rice cake) at Da Nang-based Dong A College in a 40-day programme. — VNS Photos Phuong Chi|
It’s the first international student exchange programme between Dong A College and international universities in 2020.
Following the programme, the New Zealand students will participate in cultural and vocational activities at Dong A College and local travel agencies in exploring the local lifestyle and destinations.
They will also witness the celebration of Tet (Lunar New Year) at destinations in Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An during the 40-day programme.
The group learnt how to make bánh mỳ (traditional Vietnamese sandwich) and bánh chưng (sticky rice cake), as well as local street food.
|New Zealand students show off their hand-made bánh mỳ (traditional Vietnamese sandwich) during a cultural exchange in Da Nang.|
According to Dong A College, students from Shibaura and Fukuoka universities from Japan and Meishin University from Taiwan will have a project-based learning programme in Da Nang on February 15-26.
Last year, three young Japanese travelers paid a stop at the college during their world Jinrikisha (hand-pulled rickshaw) tour in promotion of Japanese culture, people and land before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. — VNS
Tet (Lunar New Year) is fast approaching, and people in Boe Dau village in the northern province of Thai Nguyen’s Co Lung commune are busy preparing banh chung (square glutinous rice cakes).
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