Chinese adventure (Issue 15, 2009)

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Paul Cheyne will be heading to China in September

Two lucky La Trobe University students have been awarded scholarships by the Chinese Government to study in China.

At the end of July, Scott Bulman and Paul Cheyne were announced as the recipients of two full scholarships.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality ) at La Trobe and has been learning Mandarin for two years and studied in China for one semester in 2007. During his time in China he fell in love with the people, the culture, the language and way of life. The opportunity of prolonged study in China was very appealing to him.

‘When you apply for these things you don’t really expect for it to actually take effect, but when it does it is just unbelievable. I feel a real connection to China, it’s hard to explain really. This experience will have a major impact on my career as it will provide me with countless opportunities and endless possibilities,’ says Paul.

Paul has been admitted by Dongbei University of Finance and Economics to pursue his graduate studies with a Master in Economics from September 2010 to July 2013. He will also be attending preparatory courses at the university from September 2009.

Scott has been admitted by Renmin University of China as a Junior Visiting Student to study at the School of Law from February 2010 to January 2012.

La Trobe University is in partnership with many universities around the world. If you are a La Trobe student and you would like to experience a semester or a year in another country, visit our exchange section, which also includes information about available scholarships.