Among the excited crowd is Yasmin Von Roon, a student pursuing her Master's degree in international affairs and global governance at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Mahmoud Soliman's journey from Egypt to China propelled him into the role of a cultural ambassador keeping his homeland and China connected. Graduating from Shanghai International Studies University, he discovered his true calling as an Arabic language instructor at SISU. This passionate "China enthusiast" aspires to sow the seeds of Chinese culture wherever he treads.
Zakirova Rimma Ilgizarovna is an international student from the heartland of Central Asia, Uzbekistan, currently pursuing a master's degree in Business Administration at Donghua University. Coming from a Tatar family, which is one of China's minority groups, her destiny has been intertwined with China since birth.
Meet Tang Zhe Tan, a student from Malaysia currently pursuing his studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Antai College of Economics and Management.
From the warm embrace of Costa Rica, Montealegre Carvajal Edwin Roberto felt an unexpected pull to the vibrant beat of Shanghai.
Madaminova Mijgona, a junior student at Tongji University, has really dug into Shanghai life.
Hamzah Al-Salami, an undergraduate student majoring in investment at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, is originally from Yemen but speaks fluent Chinese.
Tong Likhamsoukyiaseng is a determined student who hails from Luang Namtha province, Laos.
Karnwhine Joelle Chuckle , whose Chinese name is Ai Le, is from Liberia. She came to Shanghai with the aspiration to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor.
Meet the HUG Nami Teaching Team, the real-life superheroes who've spent the past 13 years climbing mountains in Sichuan, China, to support education in Shang Nami Village, a remote Tibetan community.