IOE students engage in a rich academic and social life. Regular academic meetings provide fora to exchange ideas. Many lectures and forums provide students with abundant opportunities to learn from global experts. The annual graduate student forum captures interest across Asia-Pacific. Students visit schools and organisations each semester. Students can participate in myriad cultural and historical events. IOE cooperates with other schools and departments to organize parties, literature and art activities. Sport plays an important role in life at Tsinghua, and students are encouraged to contribute and gain lifelong benefits from physical activity.