Keeping up language skills after a year abroad

During my year abroad, I studied Chinese for 20 hours a week at the university as well as being fully immersed in the language every day. However, having recently returned back to the UK to continue studying for my Chemistry degree, I am no longer in such a perfect environment to nurture my language skills. … Continue reading Keeping up language skills after a year abroad

Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School

The Chinese Language Winter School at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a 4 week  program in January each year for students to study Chinese intensively in a fully immersive environment. I participated in this program during my year abroad studying at HIT in order to improve my Chinese language skills.   Overview 4 … Continue reading Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School

Why go to Beijing/ Shanghai for your year abroad in China?

I recently wrote about the benefits of picking a city a bit off the beaten track in China for your year abroad, but promised to write something arguing the other point of view (and there are definitely advantages and disadvantages of each!). So here goes, five reasons why Beijing and Shanghai are the places to … Continue reading Why go to Beijing/ Shanghai for your year abroad in China?

Why pick a city other than Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China

During my year abroad, I wrote an article about the benefits of studying in cities outside of Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China. Having spend a full academic year studying in Harbin, as well as previously attending a summer program and interning in Shanghai, I have had a taste of both options … Continue reading Why pick a city other than Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China