Rob Munro, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, INTO China said, "It was great to showcase our Chinese university partners to regional office staff, explore the accommodation, meet with school and college Deans at each university and experience firsthand what our students will be doing throughout the summer."
China's growing economy and political importance is reflected by the number of students now making it their first-choice destination. INTO believe this is the perfect time to collaborate with universities as they seek to internationalise their academic programmes.
INTO China and our partner universities Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Nankai University offer students the opportunity to study a Chinese language course on a leading Chinese university campus. Over 120 students from the US and UK have signed up for this year's summer programme with orientation taking place in June.
The team are also working towards the first INTO China academic programme, which begins this September at Nankai University. The programme itself (MA International Economics and Business) will be the first long-term study cohort available to students with INTO China looking to build relationships with key university partners to offer further study options for prospective students.
Emily Chu, Executive and Development Coordinator for INTO China said, "Each delegate provided enthusiastic and constructive feedback that has been essential in helping us further our appeal to various regions within the INTO recruitment network."
The trip was of equal significance to Omar Ratib, Assistant Recruitment Director for the Middle East and North Africa, who was out celebrating his 'Hen do' (open to both men and women) wearing a premarital panda hat given to him by Stephen Healy, Managing Director for Asia.
Omar celebrated in style on the last evening of the trip with some Peking duck on the banks of a small lake, drinks at the Migas rooftop bar in Beijing and some questionable 'boogying'.