Judah Chandra, a third year Social Policy student, has won the Careers Network’s #InternSelfie competition. Judah, who spent a month in China last Easter, took a photo of himself with the “oldest Japanese-war survivor”. Judah’s trip was part of the Study China Programme which was funded through a University of Birmingham Gateway Bursary.
“The three week Study China 2014 programme offered the opportunity to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses, and to access to the facinating country of China. Activities included completing an intensive Chinese Manerin course designed to develop my written and spoken language skills, as well as a course in Nation and Nationalism. Through the curriculum of workshops, trips and excursions I was introduced to the real China and experienced cultural activities including Tai Chi, calligraphy, traditional music, Kung Fu. These helped provide me with an insight into everyday Chinese life in my temporary home and allowed me to develop deeper understanding of the local and national culture, as well as how policies are developed and delivered in China”.