Each week our ten students on the IUA China Scholarship will be telling us all about life in Beijing, from learning Chinese in Beijing Normal University to working life in China’s massive capital city.
Check out what Susan Butler from UCC thought of her first week in China. From learning Chinese for the first time to visiting one of the seven wonders of the world, it was an action packed for our students as they start their summer learning, living and working in Beijing.
As a student studying Chinese in DCU, Finn brings us through his week two in Beijing with intense language classes, culture classes and their business visit to Hejun Management Consulting. Finn also shares his top tips for surviving in Beijing!
Dublin native and UL student Oisín takes us through his last week on the language programme at BNU before the students start their internships. Another action packed week for the students with exams, cultural visits, shopping and even a few rollercoasters!
It’s been a hectic week for UCD student Pauric Cunningham as he starts his internship in Perfect World for the next 5 weeks. Read what Pauric thinks about being an intern in Beijing and why there is no better way to bond with your team than with some Karaoke!
Anna shares her insights about interning in the Taihe Institute, a Chinese think tank, founded in 2013 in Beijing. With only three weeks left, Anna tells us about the group’s race against time to see all that there is to offer in Beijing.
Shannon College of Hotel Management student Fergus Lyons recounts his sixth week living in Beijing, working in the prestigious Shangri-La hotel. The students making the most of their remaining time in China from trying famous ‘Peking duck’ to taking a high-speed train to Shanghai for a weekend trip in the most populated city in the world.
Product design student Grace from Maynooth is right in her element with her internship in Art Creativity Global (ACG), in their industrial design education department. Read all about Grace’s Beijing experience and her trip with fellow students to explore inner Mongolia.
UCD computer science student William captures his final week in Beijing on the IUA China Scolarship. As an intern in software developer in the R&D department of 9am– Healthier and Smarter Workplace, William has the opportunity to solve interesting real-world problems while also having some fun along the way! The students also finished off their programme with an official closing ceremony at the Irish Embassey in Beijing.