I have been here for one month now. Still feel down about the wet days and expensive public transport sometimes, but I have started to see the loveliness of this city. London has done a really good job at providing space for people to spend their leisure time and learn about its history and culture. … Continue reading One Month in. One month of memories. By Xiaodan Ning.
I have been in London for about two weeks now. My first time overseas, I came here with a mix of much anxiety and excitement. I have to say that the first few days really disappointed me. My schoolmate and I spent a long time at border control, missing the last pick-up coach from Heathrow … Continue reading A lot can change in two weeks: Xiaodan Ning, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.
Whilst my time in Shanghai inevitably revolves around my schooling, a year abroad wouldn’t be complete without some extra-curricular activities. The great privilege of a year abroad is complete immersion in a different city, country and way of life. Whilst I can be taught in the classroom about the ins and outs of the Chinese … Continue reading Shanghai; away from the classroom – Holly Pickerell
It is a country so far away from us and a culture that we know so little about. Half-way through my year abroad I feel I've gained a greater understanding for Chinese life. However, Shanghai with its lofty towers could be mistaken for most major modern cities around the world; bar the throng of neon … Continue reading Studying in China – Holly Pickerell
I want to start by mentioning that I specifically refer to my stay in China as my stay in Chengdu. China is a vast country with a rich history spanning from the western to eastern borders of China. Chengdu is a large central city within the Sichuan province not far from the Tibetan plateau and … Continue reading My experience in Chengdu – Charlotte Moore
I’d never considered living in China before (in my naïve brain a vast and homogenous country of pandas and communism, where all my worldly goods are produced), and if not for the scholarship I will briefly write about in this post, I think I would never have had the chance or the means. In my … Continue reading 三天打鱼两天晒网 – Daniel Halford
Sichuan is heaven on earth. Enter the gates of heaven and you are seduced by the beautiful dancing aroma of slow-burning garlic and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Strange it may be that such a fiery cuisine is akin to heaven, but beneath the bubbling rivers of red-hot chili oil exists a culinary experience that’s so delicious it’s … Continue reading Sichuan- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Gurdhit Singh Panesar
Simone took part in the Summer Abroad Program in Shanghai, China in partnership with QMUL. Inspired by her adventure in Shanghai Simone launched an online space to write about her experiences both here and around China. Find a selection of Simone's blog posts here: When in China Tips for Travelling in China Suzhou 苏州市 - … Continue reading Simone’s Blog – Shanghai Summer School
My first encounter with this program was way back in March. I was on the school PC and there was an announcement for summer partner schools program on my.qmul.ac.uk. I chose to attend Sichuan University mainly because of the dates and with the knowledge that food and lodging will be covered. Ever since my application … Continue reading Sichuan University Summer School – by TM Lim
Hi, my name is Tran! I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Queen Mary University who took part in the Sichuan Summer School 2016. This is a photo of me on the Summer school. This was the first day of the summer school so it was great getting to know everyone. On the first … Continue reading My photo Diary of Sichuan – by Bao Tran Nguyen