SISU volunteers are ready for China Pavilion in the Milan World Expo 2015


Eight  students and one teacher from Shanghai International Studies University  (SISU) have volunteered to work at the China Pavilion at the Milan  World Expo 2015.

These  volunteers, including five undergraduates and one postgraduate in the  Italian language major, two students from the School of Education and  Ms. Ma Sang, a school counselor will travel to Italy in groups between  April and October.

Earlier  this month, SISU President Cao Deming met with nine volunteers, calling  on SISU students, with global vision and strong skills in  cross-cultural communication, to provide high-quality service for Expo  visitors by helping attendees more clearly hear China’s voice. He also  expressed concern about the volunteers’ health and ability to quickly  adapt to living in Italy.

The  student volunteers passed numerous difficult tests, including mock  interviews, presentations on cultural knowledge and language skill  screenings organized at SISU by the request of the China Council for the  Promotion of International Trade and the Communist Youth League  Shanghai Municipal Party Committee.


The  Milan World Expo 2015’s theme is “Supply for the Earth: Energy sources  for lives,” with food being part of a World Expo theme for the first  time since the event started in 1851. The Milan World Expo 2015, which  runs from May 1 to October 31, 2015, includes exhibits of food from  various countries seeking solutions for the global rising demand for  food. The Expo is jointly hosted by the Milan government, Lombardy  regional government, Milan fair foundation, and the Milan Chamber of  Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.