UQ China study tour encourages International connections

10 August 2017

In June-July 2017, a group of 15 select UQ students participated in a unique study experience to Tianjin, China arranged by the Confucius Institute at UQ in conjunction with partner Institute Tianjin University.

The UQ Research, Study and Experience Tour to China is a four-week program designed and developed to incorporate Chinese language tuition (Mandarin), cultural learning, and research and practical experiences related to the student’s field of study.

Since the first tour in 2010, this annual study experience to China has gone from strength to strength in terms of the value offered to participating students.

The tour, opened to all enrolled UQ students, each year aims to deliver an experience closely aligned with current UQ courses and projects.

In 2017, with a travelling cohort consisting primarily of EAIT engineering and BEL Business students, the practical experience component linked participants with either on-ground projects, in-country connections or lab experiences.

“The Confucius Institute each year aims to support international study experiences for UQ students in the form of this annual tour, providing not only classes in language and culture, but importantly connections to relevant practical experiences in relation to the participating student's study discipline” said Professor Ping Chen, Director of the Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland.

Through ongoing communication and feedback from the UQ community, the Institute continues to review the program to enhance student experiences in future years.

Visit UQ Blog Small Change for the 2017 Student Tour leaders travel report. 

Tour questions and feedback are welcomed via info@confucius.uq.edu.au