During the summer of 2016 Sagar had the opportunity to travel, experience Chinese culture and undertake an internship with the Generation UK – China programme. 

I’d just passed my second year of university when I received the email I’d been waiting for; I was accepted onto the Generation UK – China Internship programme. 

The programme was in two parts; a language course and an internship. I was placed in a beautiful city called Zhuhai. 

The thought of moving away from home for two months was daunting at first; however I met some awesome people from all around the world who made the experience much easier. They are now friends that I keep in contact with on a regular basis.

Learning mandarin for the first month was challenging, but I’m grateful for the way in which this helped me to become more determined, persistent and open-minded.

Living and working in Zhuhai had its difficulties.  I had to step out of my comfort zone and be a little more adventurous than I normally am but I believe this experience has helped me both on a personal and professional level.  

I did a one-month marketing internship in a global sourcing firm and I found I was able to apply elements from my university course into the business practice, which was a rewarding experience.

Through my internship I developed an interest in a field I’ve not given much thought to before, opening my mind up to new possibilities.

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Sagar Limbu

The programme also provided me with an excellent excuse to do some traveling and explore the rest of beautiful China. 

I visited a few of the cities nearby, like Yuangsuo, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, which was an eye-opening experience for me. 

Being part of the programme was a positive and life changing experience for me. 

I believe it has enhanced my career prospects and it influenced my decision to study international management at a postgraduate level following graduation.

Find out more about the Generation UK-China opportunities.

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