Ambassador Year in China 'Insights into East Asia' Events at the University of St Andrews - 26th September:
Insights into East Asia Drop-in
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Interested in living and working in East Asia? Passionate about cultural exchange, and curious about China? This informal drop-in session at St Andrews is a chance to find out about the Ambassador Year in China Programme and other opportunities in East Asia. Jacob, UK co-ordinator for the Ambassador Year in China Programme and Ambright Education Group, has worked in China, South Korea and Japan, and will be available to chat about life in East Asia. Leaflets and AYC bookmarks will be available. Final-year undergraduates and postgraduates can also register interest in AYC so as to find out more about applying.
Opportunities in China
12 noon - 1 p.m.
This stimulating one-hour session offers an efficient overview of the Ambassador Year in China Programme (goayc.org), including qualities sought and how to apply for the role of Educational Ambassador; insights into living and working in China; a guided tour of China in pictures, highlighting this vast country's geographical and cultural diversity; and the chance to ask questions (Q&A). Final-year students who are inspired to start the application process are welcome to sign up for an in-person, one-to-one consultation session later in the afternoon.
Japanese Culture and Daily Life
1.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Well-supported cultural exchange and teaching programmes can offer a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates to broaden their horizons, cultural reperoire and skillset. In this interactive session, a former JET Programme participant introduces daily life in Japan, from tea to temples, castles to festivals, and from Japanese religions to home life. The workshop features original photography and includes in-built opportunities for discussion.
Ambassador Year in China individual discussions (pre-bookable)
3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
St Andrews students are welcome to sign up for an individual discussion lasting 10 minutes. You can use the discussion to register interest in the Ambassador Year in China Programme and check eligibility prior to application. Alternatively, students are welcome to discuss their interest in living and working in East Asia more broadly.
Drinks reception - to be confirmed