Intrepid students spend summer in China and India
17 August 2009
UCL International Office
A group of UCL students is spending the summer in China as part of an international exchange programme.
Study China is a UK government-funded three-week programme that gives students an opportunity to learn about the country's language and culture.
Five UCL students are taking part in this year's programme: Siu Hoang (Psychology and Language Sciences), Arvin Mahanta (History of Art), Shashwat S Rana (Medicine), Rishika D Savjani (Economics), and Jade Y S Lau (Biosciences).
They flew out last week to one of two host institutions, Shandong University in Shandong Province and Nanjing University in Jiansu Province.
Their itinerary includes a visit to the Peking Opera, lectures in Confucianism and introductions to the ancient Chinese arts of calligraphy and kite making.
A further four UCL students are taking part in a parallel programme, Study India: Tim Strahlendorf (Geography), William Beaufoy (Philosophy), Bonnie Wang (Philosophy), and Katherine Taylor (French & Philosophy).
They will go to either Mumbai or New Delhi at the end of August and have the chance to learn some Hindi and immerse themselves in Indian cultural and social activities.
Follow the links above to find out more about Study China, Study India and the university's International Office.
UCL recognises that spending a period of time studying abroad is an intrinsically valuable experience. There are over 100 undergraduate degree programmes that include study abroad as an integral part of the curriculum. UCL's exchange partners, which total in excess of 260 institutions, and include 47 of the world's top 100 universities, provide a truly global network.