On Saturday 5th July I’ll be boarding a plane bound for Hong Kong once again this year, as I journey east for the SILK Road International Summer School. The programme, organised by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Humanities, will put me and four other Lancaster University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students through our paces as we complete two full credit-bearing university modules in the space of three weeks.
We’ll be spending the first week at Hong Kong PolyU’s campus before travelling to mainland China for two weeks at Jiaotong University in Xi’an, home of the famous Terracotta Army. There we will learn about Chinese culture, religion, geography and, of course, language. During our time outside the lecture halls we’ll be taken on a series of trips to visit places of interest in both Hong Kong and Xi’an.
The initials SILK stand for Study in an Intercultural Environment and Learn to be Kreative, so I will be back in a few weeks with an update on just how ‘kreative’ I have become!