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Our Generation UK – China programme brings UK students and young professionals to China, helping them to enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through both study and work experience opportunities. 

China is a country steeped in rich culture and history; but with a new language, large population and differing customs, we also understand that stepping into the unknown can be daunting. Therefore, we’ve asked some of our Generation UK – China ‘alumni’ to tell us about their challenges, rewards and experiences. From two-month internships to a year studying at a Chinese university, they tell us why they, and why you, should choose Generation UK – China.   

Intern in China

Kevin Norman: Intern in Chengdu

Kevin overcame his initial hesitation of working and living so far from home, working for an app development company in Chengdu, China.

Max Fielden: Intern in Shenzhen

Max interned at a pharmaceutical company, doing cutting edge and exciting work, helping him gain valuable workplace skills and confidence.

Azeem Khan: Intern in Chengdu

Azeem worked for a gaming company in Chengdu working in Customer Service Support. 

Simon Roche: Intern in Zhuhai

Simon spent two months in Zhuhai after his graduation, enjoying the food and culture that China had to offer.

Nikki Motohashi: Intern in Chengdu

Nikki interned in Chengdu for two months, spending her free time exploring sites in China which were off the beaten path. 

Justine Porter: Intern in Beijing

Justine interned at a law firm in Beijing and spent weekends exploring the city. 

Mairead McMahon: Intern in Zhuhai

Mairead interned as a Digital Marketing specialist and blogged about her experiences in China. 

Sagar Limbu: Language and Internship programme in Zhuhai

Sagar undertook a one-month marketing internship in a global sourcing firm and made some videos of his time in China. 

Will Hine: Internship in Shanghai

Will interned at an internationally renowned contemporary art gallery, Leo Xu Projects in Shanghai

Study in China

Frederick Soames: Scholarship in Beijing

Frederick studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing, practicing his new language skills whilst exploring the bustling city and quiet countryside.

Cailin Murphy: Scholarship in Shandong

Cailin spent six months in Shandong learning Mandarin - her knowledge of Chinese culture and language has helped her land a job when she returned to the UK.

Connor Gower: Scholarship in shandong

Connor Gower decided to spend the year after his graduation studying Chinese Language at Yantai University. 

christian Georgiou: Scholarship in Fujian 

Christian had already taken beginners Chinese modules at University, but now he wanted to see the country for himself. 

Victoria Richardson: Scholarship in shanghai

Victoria was awarded a full scholarship to study Chinese at Fudan University for one year and has now returned to China to live and work in Shanghai. 

Emma Holifield: Scholarship in shandong

Emma left a job in London to spend a year studying in China. 

Ben Clements: Scholarship in Tianjin

Having already spent a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Ben now wanted to spend more time in China to perfect his Chinese.  

AMELIA COE: SCHOLARSHIP IN SHANGHAI

Amelia studied Law and spent her free time travelling to local cities and ordering lots of dumplings.  

Gary Izunwa: Scholarship in jiangsu

Gary's interest in China began as a young child and after spending time in the country as an adult he has now seen first-hand the opportunities available for businesses. 

Jack Daly: Scholarship in Wuhan

Jack made a fun video of his time in Wuhan where he found it easy to make friends, helping him to feel more settled. 

Walker Darke: Scholarship in Jinan

Walker was placed in Jinan where he learnt Chinese, made many friends and had a great time.