Chan Yan Yu
ISE Double Degree, Year 2
Shanghai Maritime University
Semester 1 in Year 2011/12
The learning experience in Shanghai is completely different when compared with Hong Kong.
Putonghua is the teaching medium. I spent two weeks to adapt to the Putonghua teaching medium and the Chinese written notes. My Putonghua did improve a lot. The teachers were helpful and nice. They paid extra attention to me and always asked whether I could follow their teaching pace.
The learning environment in SMU is comfortable. They have big lecture rooms, laboratories etc. They also have many sports facilities for students to use. I went to one of the stadiums to play badminton with my mainland classmates and we had lots of fun.
I met many friends who came from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand etc. We always had dinner together and shared information about the cultures in different places.