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International students extend cultural reach at summer school


International students from across the world took part in the University of Wolverhampton’s International Academy Summer School recently.

152 students from countries including China, Korea, Italy and Japan took part in English language classes as well as choosing to study from a variety of options including Media & Broadcasting, Professional Communication and Art & Design.

They also completed and presented project work during classes and visited Liverpool, London, Stratford, Shrewsbury and Cambridge as well as local places of cultural and historical interest such as Ironbridge.

The University also hosted international students from Merryland College Kathmandu, our partner institution in Nepal, who benefited from guest lectures on careers and business and were given tours of the City Campus, the Business School and the School of Engineering.

Tony Shannon-Little, Principal Lecturer at the International Academy, said:  “The students have had a very enjoyable fortnight together with our teaching staff.  They had fun developing their English and experienced a range of varied and interesting visits and activities to gain familiarity with British culture and the University.”

Punam Sherpa, aged 21 from Nepal, said: “I have fully enjoyed the Wolverhampton Experience 2017 at the International Academy.  In fact, these days have been the best memory of my life because I learned about different cultures, visited new places and made many new friends.”

Rishika Kothari, aged 20 from Nepal, said:  “The experience has made me more independent and self-sufficient in performing my activities and we got the chance to visit historical places with other international students which helped us learn about new cultures.  I made a lot of new friends and they were so friendly that I’m finding it difficult to return back to my country.”

Picture caption from left to right: Prakash Dahal, Punam Sherpa, Rishika Kothari, Nabin Karki with Tony Shannon-Little centre.


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Date Issued: 11th August 2017

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