On June 26, 2015, all staff from the UCD Confucius Institute gathered together to attend a farewell luncheon for the out going teachers.
Professor Liming Wang, the Director of UCD Confucius Institute first expressed appreciation and gratitude to all the teachers for their hard work and contribution and wished them all the best after returning to China. In order to develop a professional Chinese teaching team at UCD, Professor Wang welcomes the volunteer teachers back to the Confucius Institute to work after they completed their postgraduate studies. At the farewell party, everyone immersed in the laughter, the reluctant farewell, blessing each other, which is like a cheerful family gathering.
At the end of the party, a ‘family’ photo was taken to record this unforgettable moment. The shared learning and working experience in the island of Ireland will become part of teachers’ lifetime memories, though they are leaving Ireland soon. As Professor Wang said:"No matter where you go, how far you go, you will never get out of our thoughts and we will miss you all."