The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has a wealth of opportunities for international students who want to add experience in China to their CVs. It is also a very welcoming environment – which is why many of our Chinese students sign up as personal contacts, or buddies, for fellow students from elsewhere.
The Buddy System is just one of several support programmes at the University to help our international students take full advantage of the rich cultural experiences and make the most of their time in this vibrant, exciting country.
Your Chinese buddy will act as your translator and help you learn to speak Mandarin, if you so desire. He or she will show you around the city and accompany you to interesting and scenic tourist spots in the region. Chinese buddies also encourage their international buddies to take the opportunity to experience life in a Chinese home by inviting them for a short stay with their own families.
All you have to do to participate is register your interest in the Buddy System here, preferably before the end of May. You will then be paired with a Chinese student.
Your buddy will make contact with you and can help answer any questions you may have about living and studying at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Your new Chinese friend will show you around campus and the city when you get here.
Your Chinese buddy can help you get your life up-and-running in Ningbo by assisting you in signing up for mobile phone contracts and other services you will need. You can also expect to be taken to food feasts and cultural events.
For more information about the University’s support for our international students see the website section on university life