Overseas Trips
30th December 2019

Y5 Bicultural Studies Programme Beijing Trip 2019

15 Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) students, together with the teachers-in-charge Mr Timothy Low, Mdm Wang Yanchun and Ms Sim Hoon Kuan, embarked on their final immersion trip to Beijing, China. This trip spanned a total of 14 days, with highlights including lectures at Peking University, student interactions at Beijing National Day School and sightseeing of historical attractions.

Peking University (PKU) had arranged for a series of lectures, with dedicated and experienced professors sharing their opinions on China’s economy and its international relations. These lectures provided us with valuable insights that broadened our perspectives in writing our thesis, as well as value-added to our understanding of the GCE A-Level China Studies in Chinese (CSC) syllabus. Our time in PKU also included interactions with our own alumni who shared their experiences in PKU as well as insights to studying abroad. Additionally, students also had the opportunity to sit-in for a PKU lecture, together with students who studied the particular subject in PKU, allowing students to have a better idea of how it is like studying in PKU.

At Beijing National Day School (BNDS), we had the opportunity to interact with BNDS students, learning more about each other’s school and culture. We were also presented the opportunity to sit-in one lesson with a BNDS student and to our surprise, most of these lessons were conducted in English as the students we interacted with are taking the international exams, allowing them to enter universities in US, UK etc. We were also given a tour around the school led by students of BNDS, allowing us to know more about the history and culture of this school. Many of us were also amazed by the wide range of activities students can choose from as part of their curriculum. There were lessons such as coffee-making, movie filming and many others that were very technologically advanced, allowing students to attain various skills. The experience at BNDS was truly eye-opening and all of us had many takeaways from it as well.

We also visited Beijing Gubei Water Town where many of us enjoyed the time there as our final stop before we left Beijing. Despite the cold weather, we were able to spend a good time walking the streets, enjoying the sights of the water town.

Having this insightful Beijing trip come to an end, students concluded the three years of BSP immersion trips with nothing but knowledge and good memories. Three years seemed to have passed in a flash but all of us are very thankful for these 6 trips for we had grown so much from the first time we met one another.

2019年11月12日至25日,15名高一双文化同学在三位老师们的带领下前往了中国北京,进行了为期两周的浸濡学习活动。除了在北京大学上课,此次浸濡主要包括了参观各个景点,以及与北京十一中学的同学们进行交流。

在这次的浸濡活动中,同学们很荣幸能够聆听多位北大教授授课以及旁听各类讲座。各位教授们针对中国经济发展、外交政策等相关课题进行详细的讲解,让同学们对于明年中国通识课程的内容有了更深一层的认识,也让大家在论文撰写方面有了突破性的进展。在北大,我们也与在北大就读的历届德明学长们进行了交流。在带领我们参观北大校园之余,学长们也与我们分享了在外留学的宝贵经验。

除了北京大学,我们也到访了北京十一中学,与那里的学生进行了交流。北京十一中学的同学们带领我们参观了校园。十一中学除了普通课程,也有A水准及IB课程供学生选择,以便他们将来出国留学。同学们与十一中学的伙伴一起上了一堂课,在更了解他们的校园生活之余,也收获了难能可贵的友谊。

在北京,必不可少的就是参观各种历史古迹,感受古代建筑的宏伟。走过了紫禁城、爬了八达岭长城、欣赏了圆明园和颐和园,同学们沉浸于北京明清两代的氛围里。除此,在天安门广场和国家博物馆,我们也感受到了中国近代的迅速发展,感到叹为观止。

我们14天的旅程结束于距离北京市150公里的古北水镇。在风景宜人、夜空繁星点点的小镇里,同学们享受了远离城市喧嚣的小镇风情。景色如画、淳朴的农村情谊为我们三年来的六次学习之旅画上了完美的句号。大家一路来的收获不止于中国外交、历史、文化、经济等方面的认识以及各种吃喝玩乐所带来的美好,而更多的是不离不弃的友谊与陪伴所带来的美好回忆。

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