Watch: Reflections on studying in China

20 October 2010

This summer five UCL students spent three weeks in Shanghai as part of the Study China Programme.

Rohini Sarkar (UCL History), Kylie Wong (UCL Biosciences) and Lin Yang (UCL Economics) departed armed with Flipcams and digital cameras to capture the highlights of their trip, which included Mandarin and calligraphy lessons, home visits and excursions to towns around Shanghai.

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Anthony Grout of the UCL International Office said: “The Study China Programme is a fantastic opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and experience China first hand through a fully funded three-week programme of cultural activities, Mandarin classes, and visits to major historical sites.

Calligraphy lesson

“The programme exposes students to a side of China that tourists don’t get to see, and allows them to experience true Chinese hospitality from their local hosts in one of the nation's major cities.

“UCL sends a number of students abroad each year on the Study China Programme and its sister programme Study India, who return to UCL with a real and lasting enthusiasm for the programme, a renewed international outlook, and some unforgettable memories.

“The Study China Programme is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Easter programme. Study China is however just one of the many study abroad opportunities available to UCL students. UCL offers the possibility of undertaking a period of study abroad at more than 250 partner institutions in over 30 countries worldwide, including 46 of the world’s top 100 institutions.”

Events will be held on 29 October and on 2 November about the study abroad opportunities open to students.

For more information about these events and study abroad programmes, follow the links at the top of this item.

Image: Learning calligraphy in Shanghai


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