Timothée Binoth (Summer Exchange 2016 – Chinese University of Hong Kong)
The Putonghua Course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has opened me the door to new opportunities. Not only could I develop a basic understanding of Simplified Chinese but also learn more about the principle “one country, two systems”. Apart from an excellent studying environment and modern facilities, CUHK offered various weekend excursions: a city sight-seeing trip, a ferry trip to Macao and a train trip to Shenzhen. It was the ideal preparation for my two weeks’ train travel through the PRC. Thank you UNIGE and thank you CUHK!
Being a part of the King’s College Summer school has been an amazing experience, as much on the academic level as on a personal level.
It have been an incredible opportunity to study International Commercial Law, along with other students that share the same interest. It has been an enriching experience, due to the passion of the teachers and the infrastructure provided by King’s College. I am very grateful for the opportunity offered to me by the Geneva Summer School and King’s College, to be able to go into depth in a subject that I would like to engage in professionally in the future.
Wiam Bentaja (Summer Exchange 2015 - Chinese University of Hong Kong)
I would like to thank the university of Geneva Summer School program and the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the amazing time I had in Hong Kong.Not only my expectations of learning chinese were met but I also got to visit an incredible city and meet people from all around the world.
It was a unique experience that will be part of me forever. I was impressed by the quality of the teaching in CUHK chinese language department and the efficiency of their services.The exchange students were very well welcomed and the infrastructures were of quality : good dorms, a beautiful campus, and everything was well organized.
I can only recommend to all the students to apply for a summer school. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me !
Florence Caron (Summer Exchange 2015 - King's College )
I have been in London for one week and a half and so far it has been an amazing experience. The class I'm following at the King's College Summer School ,"Forced Migrations and Refugee Law", is very interesting and I've learned some critical points which have allowed me to better understand the situation in the Mediterranean Sea. Having the possibility to live for 3 weeks in London, which is such an incredible and cosmopolitan city, is truly amazing, especially sharing my flat with people from all over the world.
I would like to thank the Geneva Summer School Programme and the Summer-to-Summer Network for giving me this amazing opportunity and I encourage others students to live this adventure !
Victor Korulski (Summer Exchange 2014 - Chinese University of Hong Kong )
Cet été, j’ai eu l’opportunité de participer à une « summer school » à « The Chinese University of Hong Kong » durant un mois et demi.
Hong Kong est une ville à multiples facettes. D’une part, des buildings reliés par des passerelles, un trafic intense, une densité de population impressionnante et parmi cela, des temples et de multiples marchés de rue. D’autre part, des paysages inconcevables, des réserves naturelles à perte de vue, des cascades et des plages désertes, où j’ai pu faire de magnifiques randonnées.
Ces 6 semaines sur le campus ont été une expérience inoubliable. Elles m’ont permise de rencontrer des personnes de tout horizon et de lier de belles amitiés.
Les cours et les échanges avec les autres étudiants m’ont donné la possibilité de pratiquer et ainsi d’améliorer mon niveau d’anglais.
J’ai suivi le cours intitulé « Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreuneurship » centré sur les « start-ups » portant notamment sur l’analyse des processus de création et d’évaluation, le management du risque, le développement de stratégies et la création de business plans.
Ce type de cours n’étant pas donné à Genève et portant un grand intérêt sur le sujet, j’ai beaucoup apprécié pouvoir le suivre. De plus, il était animé par divers travaux de groupes qui le rendait plus attractif et intéressant. Merci à la « Geneva Summer Schools»!
Yann Mayorm (Summer Exchange 2014 - Chinese University of Hong Kong )
So far CUHK has been pretty awesome : ) !
We are studying on a campus out of the city center, but with a beautiful scenery around us. Sport, grocery, and other facilities are all on campus making life very convenient. Over 400 other international students are with us, bringing diversity and cultural exchanges, portrayed in classes, (thought in an american style, less academic and more built on regular assignments, lectures and individual/group papers), where people give different answers and have different perspectives depending on their background.
The city of Hong Kong itself is amazing, giving us the opportunity to do many visits of temples and old Chinese neighborhoods, as well as financial centers, and nice restaurants by the shore populated with expats communities. Macao can also be visited, being only one hour by boat from Hong Kong, and the Special Economical Zone of Shenzhen is also on the list.
It is definitely a summer school that is worth to be done, bringing us a big extra in education and practical experience to our studies in Geneva, recommending therefore to keep the summer school for the coming years.