In Sep 2012 some 19 students from Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) and Diploma International Business (DIB) and six students from Guangzhou embarked on a journey to the prestigious Beijing Tsinghua University for an immersion program. The purpose of the immersion program was to expose the students to the dynamic business environment and culture of China - the world’s second largest economy.
Throughout the immersion program, the students attended seminars at Tsinghua University conducted by native professors. In addition, the students had a chance to further enhance their learning experience through company visits to Capitaland China and Capital Bio Corporation. Towards the last week of the immersion program, the students engaged in dynamic debate sessions, undertook written assessments and presentations (all conducted in Chinese/Mandarin).
Apart from the academic programme, the students also had the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant and rich Chinese history and culture. Some of the places the students visited included The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, Beijing Olympic Park, Wang Fu Jing and Qianmen Street.
The whole experience of Beijing Tsinghua University Immersion Program ended on a successful note as the students gained valuable knowledge and experience. They bonded with each other and learned to work as a team. Friendships blossomed as the students looked out for one another throughout the whole journey regardless of nationality and background.
Eunice Ng Yen Ling, a third year DBA student shares her experience.
“My learning experience in this trip was a fruitful and enriching one. Interesting programmes were lined up for us. I had many first hand experiences during this trip. To begin with, it was my maiden trip to China! First time in Beijing and to be able to study at a top university - Tsinghua University is really remarkable! Besides, the lessons which were conducted in Chinese added to the challenge and novelty of the programme. The seminars and company visits deepened my understanding of the China’s culture, history and business acumen.
I have indeed learnt a lot, although these three weeks may not be a long time but I believe it is enough. It challenged me to look at things from a different perspective. I feel more independent and matured. I am proud to represent DBA and SP in this overseas immersion at Tsinghua University.”