StudentUniverse had the chance to interview a Chinese student experiencing working in London. So if you’re an international student thinking about interning in the UK, make sure you check out this interview to get first hand insight on how London life can be.
Who are you and where are you from?
<Hi, my name is Lindsay and I am originally from Beijing, China. I came to the USA for college (university) three years ago, and I did one year exchange in Paris. I study psychology and business at Washington College in Maryland.
Why did you choose to intern in UK and how has it been living here?
Paris, I visited London for the first time and I really wanted to work abroad. I instantly fell in love with the city because it is a clean and fun and you will never run out of tings to do. That made me wanted to stay for a summer or even longer.
What do you think the UK offers that you that you couldn’t find at home?
Do you think there were cultural differences?
What would be your top tip for someone coming to the UK that’s about to start a similar experience?
work abroad I would say learn world geography and British history. I was always into history and geography but I still could not figure out whether Lithuania was boarded with Poland or Russia and so when I met someone from there in London, I had to pull out a map in the bathroom just so that I could pretend I knew what I was talking about. I think people in London are quite diverse, so the more you know, the better you are prepared for a conversation. I think England has a quite long history and English people are very aware of that, talking about history and politics are not uncommon, which I like a lot.
If you could intern anywhere else where would it be and why?
work abroad would be somewhere else in England, Germany and the USA. This is because of the work ethics, I believe these are the most hard working people and they take their jobs seriously, so I would be able to learn a lot from them, alongside this I believe there is always efficiency and I love working in a fast pace working environment.
What would you say you’ll take away from your time in the UK?
flights, hotels and tours at StudentUniverse.