When given the prospect of potentially being able to study abroad, I initially was interested in a non-committal way. It was something I could do but believed in the back … Continue Reading Sun Yat-Sen University, China
I’ve noticed a lot of the past blog posts about the ‘University of Nottingham Ningbo’ (UNNC) appear to share something in common: people seem to be confused why one would … Continue Reading PORT TO PORT: From Rotterdam to Ningbo
The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of animal cafes, shopping at fake markets, ancient water towns and every single type of Chinese food under the sun. It still … Continue Reading Welcome to Shanghai, China
Hi there! My name is Cherise and I have recently begun my exchange at the Beijing Institute of technology. It is currently only week two but I have been up … Continue Reading Beijing Institute of Technology, China
This is my fourth week at my host university and finally everything has been settled pretty well. Life here in China is very different from life in Australia, like very … Continue Reading Sun Yat-Sen University, China
I imagined that my semester in China, although culturally different, would still be structurally similar to that of studying in the United States and Australia. This was an assumption that … Continue Reading Tongji University, China
From the minute the plane landed in Shanghai my mind was blown. It all seemed too surreal. The weeks dwindled to days and the days passed, leaving only wee hours … Continue Reading University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Shanghai is a vibrant metropolitan city with a great variety of food to fit all budgets, well connected public transport network and lots of historical and modern landmarks/architecture to explore. … Continue Reading Tongji University, China
Two weeks I got on a plane from Sydney to a country where I couldn’t speak a word of the local tongue and didn’t know a single soul living here. … Continue Reading University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China – 1st Impressions
Shanghai has proven to be an astonishingly multifaceted city to live in. Seven months drifted by in a flash, and I find myself dumbfounded by how much time has passed … Continue Reading Ni Hao from Shanghai!
Week 5 in China and boy has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride. So firstly, I just have to say, Shanghai is bloody amazing. Shanghai is the largest city … Continue Reading From Shanghai, With Love.
This is my first time travelling to China. Since it has such a big influence on Australia (people, immigration, food, economy, trade, politics…) so it made sense to me that … Continue Reading Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou – China!
Life at Tongji University in Shanghai has begun. As seems everything in China, the campus is huge. Each day the huge Chairman Mao waves hi! and bye! at the front gate. There are about 100 international … Continue Reading meeting Mao
The thought of going on exchange excited me throughout uni life. After months and months of preparation, here I am in Guangzhou city. My first impressions of the city were … Continue Reading Guangzhou as an Exchange destination
No international student exchange in China would be complete without attending or at least witnessing a university graduation ceremony. Such ceremonies as well as the plethora of extracurricular, on-campus clubs … Continue Reading Shanghai – A uni graduation ceremony
Nestled in between Shanghai railway station and the up-and-coming Suzhou Creek neighbourhood is Shanghai’s answer to SoHo, New York. The area is the city’s largest creative district and occupies the … Continue Reading Shanghai – The M50 art district