HWeek(Harvard Week)即“哈佛校园行”,是哈佛大学唯一邀请中国最优秀的高中生赴美国哈佛校园、融入体验哈佛校园全方位学习生活的交流项目。HWeek每年从哈佛峰会各个会场以及极少数国内顶尖高中总共挑选约30名学生,带领他们走进哈佛校园进行为期一周的深度校园体验。Hweek致力于为中国最优秀的高中生提供一个零距离了解美国大学教育和学术、校园文化的平台。

HWeek是一场独一无二的头脑盛宴。在哈佛校园,这些高中生将参与到一系列激动人心的活动中:

参加HWeek的一天从清晨开始。像大多数哈佛本科生一样,HWeekers快速吃个早餐或者继续打个盹,然后各自奔向上千个横跨30多个学科的课堂。他们和近八百名哈佛本科生一同步入历史悠久的哈佛讲堂,聆听包括“公正课”、“经济学入门”、“幸福课”、“计算机50”在内的每年哈佛大学最热门的课程;从厚厚的哈佛全校范围课程手册中挑选感兴趣的课程旁听,奔跑于风格各异的教学楼和教室间;在哈佛大大小小、充满历史韵味的教室中,他们聆听哈佛教授对各自研究成果和心得引人入胜的讲解,并与身边的哈佛学生一道探讨和辩论。

时近中午,HWeekers或是在哈利波特式的大一新生食堂中吃一顿丰富的美式校园自助餐,参与到任意一场正在进行的热烈餐桌讨论中,向美国学生秀出来自中国的声音;或是在为HWeekers举办的专场午宴上与享誉世界的教授面对面探讨中美关系、经济与文化,感受美国学术界在轻松的氛围中进行严肃交流和思维碰撞的场景。下午,哈佛接待人带着HWeekers开始每日精心准备的课外活动:参观哈佛图书馆、博物馆、不同宿舍楼和学生活动场地;与哈佛各大学生社团的青年领袖交流;参与有关中美教育及外交主题的圆桌讨论会;并参加横跨整个波士顿城、以这座美国历史名城的演变为线索的寻宝游戏。

晚上,HWeekers集聚在晚餐餐桌上互相分享一天的奇遇,或是和哈佛接待人在某一个食堂碰头。晚间的哈佛校园有着格外的活力,HWeekers在哈佛接待人带领下,参观哈佛校报《深红》连夜印刷的总部小楼,观摩300个包罗万象的学生社团其中之一深夜开会头脑风暴的场景,或是欣赏一场完全由学生策划的无伴奏合唱或戏剧演出;还有哈佛校园文化中最受喜爱的晚间休闲活动:在Queen’s head pub和朋友点一杯饮料、一盘烤鸡翅,或是参加不同学院主题各异的派对或学生社团聚会。入夜,HWeekers住进哈佛接待人的古老宿舍楼,参与本科生们寝室夜谈中不同文化的碰撞。

当然少不了的是,HWeekers在大洋彼岸与他们在峰会期间结识的哈佛授课人老朋友们再次聚首,一睹他们在哈佛校园作为学者或学生的真实生活。

曾经的HWeekers这样形容HWeek这项活动:“HWeek向我们展示了在哈佛校园这个让人神往的地方,个人奋斗、学术思辨、公平竞争、校园文化是如何完美地融合在一起,给全世界最有求知欲的头脑创造了一片净土。当HWeek结束、大家回到各自生活中时,都像变了一个人:看到过、体验过象牙塔的塔尖,再去反思自己的成长轨迹,已经有了全新的认识。”

哈佛校园行的活动周中,哈佛大学内所有公开课程皆对HWeek学生们开放,其中包括著名的曼昆教授的经济入门课,Michael Sandel教授的“公正课”,Steven Pinker教授的心理入门课等等。HWeek学生可以根据个人兴趣爱好制定自己的旁听课程表,在哈佛大学的课堂里尽情领略美国教育的精髓,并以此为契机,拓宽视野,深入感悟世界范围高等教育的异同。

每一位HWeek学生分配有一名哈佛在校本科生作为校园接待人,HWeek学生在哈佛交流的一周中住宿在接待人的宿舍房间中,一同生活。通过和哈佛大学生零距离的接触,HWeek学生在真正意义上融入美国大学生的生活,站在比同龄人更高的层面上审视自己即将迎来的大学教育的意义。在HWeek的一周中,哈佛接待人还将带领HWeek学生参观美国历史名城波士顿,在历史悠久的建筑中徜徉,深入体验地道的美国文化。

HWeek学生们还将同哈佛本科生们一起参加多种多样的文化交流和体验活动,借此对美国大学的多元文化形成直观的认识。学生有机会和哈佛诸多著名教授面对面沟通交流,聆听他们的观点并表达己见。这些站在高平台的深入探讨和思索,对HWeek学生在他们人生关键时期世界观的形成有着重大奠基作用。

Taking part in H-week was the first time I actually got to know what college life was like in the U.S. Every day something new and intriguing would strike me. The culture was really heterogeneous, with students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Talking with them about their majors and experience on campus made me see how knowledge from various subjects could combine and how they could manage a myriad of activities. All these told me that I should never limit or confine myself before trying things out. This week was a brand new start for me to actually seek for pleasure in the process of studying all my subjects including some that I was not really into by the time.

——北京四中 赵斯宁 11年级

H-week is an absolutely life-changing experience for every participants. During the 10 days session in Harvard, you could not only reunite with your SLs, your outstanding peers known in HSYLC, but also have the chance to live with them in Harvard dorms. And every noon, HAUSCR would offer us the opportunity to have lunch meeting with kind, erudite and prestigious Harvard professors. What really inspired me is that H-weekers can access nearly all classes in Harvard, which usually we can only take on Coursera or edX, now we could study with the professors face to face, and enjoy the liberal arts education. ……10 days H-week encouraged me to jump out of my comfort zone, to talk bravely with those passionate college students, to live independently in US, and to think about who I really am. ……Thanks for H-week, and thanks for this valuable memory. We, dreaming that the days of H-week will never become past, have gained the lifelong friendship with all staff, participants in H-week.

——连云天,HSYLC 2015学生

The amazing thing about HWeek is that you get to live at Harvard half the same way a Harvard freshman does: you get to chose among nearly a hundred classes to go to, and the professor won’t see you as a high school student, nor will the other Harvard students sitting next to you, but as a university student; you could jog at 6 a.m. or even earlier if you didn’t spend the night talking with your Harvard hosts, in the falling maple leaves in a Cambridge dressed gold and crimson; you engage with intellectual or, at other times, innocuously silly conversations with your peers. You even get what a Harvard freshman normally can’t: a luncheon with a famous professor every day. ……Whatever image you had before this visit, it will change with the HWeek experience as you experience the college community, while members of HAUSCR are always there to assist you. HWeek is an integral part of the reason why I applied to Harvard College last year, as I knew that what I applied to was not a myth, but a place that would shape my future.

——Peng Zhu,Beijing No.4 High School

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  • 哈佛自由选课
  • 哈佛教授专题讨论会
  • 参观哈佛博物馆
  • 参观剑桥大学城
  • 不同风格舞会
  • 闭幕典礼
  • 欢迎晚宴
  • 由哈佛“导览社”带领参观哈佛校园
  • 哈佛学生圆桌课题讨论
  • 参观哈佛图书馆
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