What is Study China?
"An incredible opportunity to become immersed in Chinese culture, whilst studying Mandarin at the same time. Very well organised, and I am so excited to return to China"
Study China isn’t just a one-off three week experience; it is the springboard for future language learning and cultural engagement, further study, and employment.
Study China offers a fantastic three week study opportunity, as well as the chance to explore some of the world’s greatest cities, and an immersion into Chinese culture. The University of Manchester and the UK Government’s Department for Education hope this experience of, and exposure to, China will engage participants in a global mind-set, and inspire students to further education and employment in the international sector.
Anthony Bladen, now a University of Manchester Masters student, graduated from the Study China programme in 2017. Anthony had studied Chinese before, but the Study China experience propelled his Mandarin learning to the next level. In May 2019 Anthony completed HSK (Chinese proficiency test) Level 5—the highest level attainable.
Using these language skills and his interest in Chinese business that he took from the Study China programme, Anthony was successful in applying for an internship at the Manchester China Forum, working with the Executive Director on policy and strategy research. Benefiting from this experience, whilst still studying, Antony is now applying for postgraduate courses in Beijing, as well as applying for graduate programmes across China with major international companies.
Study China can be the first step in pursuing academic research in Chinese development, trade, and history, as well as employment opportunities in the world’s second largest economy. However, there are a lot of things to do whilst still at your home institution, preparing for your future.
To get involved in following and learning about China’s current affairs and UK-Sino relations, there is the Young China Watchers and the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, as well as Confucius Institute’s (based at universities around the world).