Leigh Miller for GlobalAtlanta
Atlanta-based Arcom Group Inc. is seeking Georgia companies interested in hosting Chinese interns from the city of Chengdu.

Arcom Managing Director Glendon Thompson recently signed an agreement with Sichuan University in Chengdu to represent the university worldwide in seeking internships for its students and partnerships with U.S. universities for student exchanges.

Mr. Thompson visited the Chinese cities of Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Ningbo, July 26-Aug. 14, to meet with Chinese business partners. Arcom’s main business is renewable energy.

But through a relationship with Xiao Jing, a former visiting professor at Georgia Perimeter College, Mr. Thompson met with Sichuan University representatives and solidified the new agreement.

“I observed that there is a general theme in China to want to send youth out to experience the world,” Mr. Thompson, who is also founder of the International Association of Caribbean Organizations, told GlobalAtlanta.

Chengdu in western China is a city of some 10 million, the fifth-largest city in the country. It is the capital of the Sichuan Province and the home of Zoo Atlanta’s giant pandas. Mr. Thompson said he adopted a panda while there.

With 42,000 students and 12,000 faculty members, Sichuan University includes the former Chengdu University of Science & Technology and West China University of Medical Sciences. It offers courses in nine major fields of study including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and medical sciences.

For more information about the Sichuan University internship and/or exchange programs, contact Mr. Thompson at (770) 971-6778 or gthompson@arcomgroup.net. Visit www.arcomgroup.net.