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On June 14th, the Eighth University International Students’ Dragon Boat Race in Shanghai was held in the Tonghai Lake of East China University of Science and Technology. Over 1000 international students from 30 colleges and universities, such as Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University and Shanghai Maritime University, competed in the race. The dragon boat team of SMU, consisting of 25 international students, won the championship of the race for the third time, following the triumphs in 2012 and 2013.
The University International Students’ Dragon Boat Race in Shanghai is one of the unique brand activities for international students, which is highly favored by international students. The total number of participating universities reached highest this year. Therefore, SMU attached great importance to the race by careful planning and logistics support. During one-semester-long training, in spite of harsh weather conditions, SMU international students strictly followed the coach’s instructions, and finally won the championship.