Jiayu Chen

Jiayu Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

I hope through this experience, I can begin to understand the different cultures and thinking modes between our countries.

Profile

I am an Environmental Art Design student at Shanghai Jiaotong University. My current studies are mainly focused on public art including city sculptures and urban landscape facilities. During my undergraduate studies, I took some courses about Chinese gardens which contain a lot of Chinese traditional culture.

I have been at Shanghai about one year and during my undergraduate studies, I went to Seattle and studied for one month, so I can quickly adapt to different environment. Certainly, working is different from studying, as being an intern has a very big challenge for me, but I think it benefits my major study and my work experience.

The chance to visit London as an intern is so valuable to me. I hope through this experience, I can begin to understand the different cultures and thinking modes between our countries. And also it is a great chance to sample life in London, I very am eager to gain interesting experience.

Report

Time flies by, and a month internship in London has been finished. I am delighted to have had this opportunity to participate in the TTI program. The city and internship both left me with a fond, lasting impression. London, such an international and modern city provided me with a great chance to get close to the arts, design, landscape architecture, fashion and British history, which expanded my horizon. There are various museums with great objects not only illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present but also show off the most innovative design and technology in the world. And we can see numerous designers in London have intended to celebrate design in its broadest scope, from the local to the international, which inspired me. As an environmental student, I visited the Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park and many famous places, proving meaningful to my major.

The place where I internship is Seymour Powell, their mentor and other colleagues were very nice to me. This working experience is helpful to my study and future work. Last but not least, I really thanks to our program responsible professors and the staff in Kingston University and Jiaotong University. This precious month is really unforgettable.

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