Foucauld Watine, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about his experiences at Sun Yat-Sen Business School.

If you can seize the opportunity of an exchange program – do it! I experienced Guangzhou but I am not sure everybody enjoys this city. I am far from saying it’s beautiful, no, but it’s highly instructive. Guangdong Capital, located on the shores of the Pearl River delta, is the cradle of world´ manufacturing. Therefore this place grabs attention of anybody who wants to benefit from its infinite supply capacities.  The fascinatingly complex Chinese culture is mixed with Cantonese culture but it doesn’t get the things more difficult than anywhere else in China – it hardly can!

Photos and text by Foucauld Watine

Classes are the best opportunities to discuss with foreign and local students. What a good experience to work on a project in a multinational team!

I didn´t miss a great chance to form wide variety of relationships either at school or during numerous travels.

Getting in touch with Chinese people isn’t easy, but after a few months when I was able to express basic ideas, I appreciated the kindness of locals and the great potential we have to learn from them.

Guangzhou or Canton is the third largest city of the country and it’s one of China’s showcases. The Guangdong TV tower, numerous public facilities and commercial outlets are those of a key economic importance of this modern city

Surrounded by other exchange program students, everyday life is always entertaining and full of novelties. Be curious and ready to take up the challenge of multiculturalism!


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Quality of life in China

Operaviva: “During a business meeting with a foreign trade consultant the usual question popped up: “how is it to live here ?” And the most common answer is: “It’s fantastic ! The quality of life is great”

Walking in Guangzhou

Operaviva: “The way this city developed in these last five years is though monstrous and I am not talking about its size or population, both of which are impressive, of course.”

Guangzhou: Much More than Just an Industrial City

Minds Abroad Blog: “Guangzhou is the center of several large, medium-sized and small enterprises that make it one of the main manufacturing hubs of the Pearl River Delta. For a new traveler, Guangzhou offers a lot of unique opportunities for exploration.”

Sun Yat-Sen University

GuangJoe: “The following article was written after a self-guided tour.  Many information needed to be deduced, estimated or in some rare cases, completely fabricated.”

What Characterizes Chinese Millennials Today?

n25: “Trying to understand the intentions and aspirations of Chinese millennials is fascinating. I like to think of it as trying to understand the rags to riches story of a generation who have grown up watching their country blossom from a developing nation to an up-and-coming global leader.”

Bikes of China

Maria Precioso: “With a bike, you can go places that would otherwise be difficult to access by car or foot. And they just look unbelievably cool really.”

Food for Thought: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving

The Cultureur: “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”


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One response to “STUDY ABROAD / INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE : China, Guangzhou

  1. Jin

    It is the city where i was born.Even it is not perfect but I Love it so much!

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