Language is not a barrier: Non-Chinese students head to China for experiential learning, Lianhe Zaobao, 12 August 2018

Lianhe Zaobao (LHZB) ran a story on non-Chinese students going to China for experiential learning opportunities such as internships and study abroad. LHZB interviewed Yale-NUS student Izzah Haziqah (Class of 2020) who did a summer abroad programme in Beijing, China, under a scholarship. Izzah, a Malay student, who previously studied Chinese as a third language in secondary school, felt the immersion programme helped to expedite her learning and grasp of the language, deepened her understanding of Chinese society and broadened her world view. Izzah shared that the initial period was very challenging as she had not spoken or written Chinese since she graduated from secondary school. She added that the intensity of the programme was very effective in accelerating her learning of the language.

LHZB noted that many of the local Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) provide opportunities for their students to study and learn in China, and these IHLs include National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale-NUS College, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Management University (SMU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic.

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