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Sink or Swim- A Case Study of Indian Medical Students’ Community Interaction in a Regional University in China
ISANA conference proceedings (2009)
  • moli jasmine Yang, Dr
Abstract

This paper analyses a case study of Indian medical students studying in China Three Gorges University, Yichang City, Central China. The authors have drawn some conclusions in the general direction of creative method to promote community interaction and suggested a good model to enhance such intercultural exchange while it can make it more appealing to three major stakeholders such as students, University and local community. This case has even achieved financial rewards for such interaction and made it sustainable as an on-going project. While the students have gained experience, expanded their skills set, mingled more with local people, even established as amateur fashion models and earn certain income to support their study; the University has enhanced its social and cultural standing, projected a prestige image amongst other regional universities in China. The local community has enjoyed Indian culture at doorstep and embraced Indian students and other foreigners with a more open mind. Students always welcome activities that bring income to subsidize their living costs in host country. The authors recommend universities should foster and promote intercultural interaction in a more creative way so that all stakeholders can benefit from it thus create a more harmonious social environment and more multicultural community.

Keywords
  • Indian Medical students,
  • community interaction,
  • student support,
  • study expericen,
  • study in China
Publication Date
December, 2009
Citation Information
moli jasmine Yang. "Sink or Swim- A Case Study of Indian Medical Students’ Community Interaction in a Regional University in China" ISANA conference proceedings (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yangmolly/2/