Meet our Fellows

Roanna: 2019

Music Undergraduate, University of Leeds

My Fellowship award helped fund my participation in the Study China Programme which offers students a unique educational opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture, language and business.
I had an incredible experience studying for 3 weeks at Beijing Normal University where I made some fantastic new friends, developed confidence in my ability to travel alone and experienced a completely new culture and language! I learned Mandarin, 书法 (Chinese calligraphy), 太极 (tai chi) and 剪纸 (Chinese paper cutting). I particularly enjoyed spending the day with a local family and visiting a music shop where I bought a traditional Chinese flute! My visits to 故宫 (The Forbidden City), 萬里長城 (Great Wall of China) and 京剧 (the Peking Opera) were definitely highlights of the trip that I won't forget.