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17 April 2013

Cardiff and Vale College welcomes Chinese students

Cardiff and Vale College has held its second international school for students from China, following on from the success of its first Summer School last year.

Thirty students from the Yuhuai Senior High School in Shantou, Guangdong came to the College for a three-week programme of intensive English that also featured various trips and visits to give them a taste of UK and Welsh culture.

The students went sightseeing around Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan each afternoon or evening, paid a visit to Cardiff City Football Club to watch a match, and went on two weekend trips to Oxford and London. They also joined CAVC students on Wednesday afternoon enrichment activities and were offered treatments at reduced prices at the College’s Cardiff salon, the Design Academy. They also joined in with Dance, Music, Maths and Physics classes at the College.

“Welsh Baccalaureate Media students accompanied the Chinese students on many of the afternoon, weekend and evening trips,” CAVC Head of Business Development and Commercial Services Wendy Williams said. “The involvement of our own students added interest and variety to the Chinese students’ programme – and it also helped them achieve outcomes for their Welsh Bac qualification. It gave everyone involved a unique insight into the similarities and differences between student life, and life in general, in the UK and China.”

The visit was developed by the College’s Commercial Services Department working in partnership with the Beijing Space Service Agency, who sent 20 students to the College last summer. The College will offer spaces to four more groups from around the world in July and August.