Child Nursing – Taiwan (Summer Programmes)

BSc (Hons) Nursing –Child

Each year, the University offers a number of places for existing BCU students to study overseas at our partner institutions during the summer. Summer Programmes are facilitated by the Go Abroad Unit in the International Office. In 2017, a number of HELS students went to South Korea and Brunei. In 2018, six HELS students secured places to go to South Korea and Taiwan.

Nica Casandra and Kush Lad, third and second year Child Nursing students, attended the two week programme offered by National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. 


Taiwan - HELS Go Abroad - Nica and Kush

“We were able to try delicious food, learn how to speak basic mandarin as well as cultural activities, and tour some of the most beautiful places the country has to offer. I am also immensely grateful for the students from YunTech involved with the summer school. They were always there to support us and have definitely made our trip that much more unforgettable. We have made so many beautiful memories during this trip and I would definitely come back again.” Nica Casandra

“From the beginning to the very end we were shown the true culture and beauty of Taiwan through their people and students. For the 18 days we spent in the country, 10 days were spent at the University of Yuntech learning Mandarin which surprisingly was an enjoyable experience. The teachers were amazing, patient and so supportive. The students shared breakfast lunch and dinner with us, each day we made the most of the time we had together. We explored Kaohsiung, Tainan and Taipei together. Visiting places like, Taipei 101, lotus lake and sun and moon late, night markets etc. I think the best part was that the nature of the people and how welcoming and the kindness they showed made the experience.” Kush Lad


“This experience has definitely helped me build on my personal and professional skills. The language barrier was definitely something that we found difficult, as not many of the locals in the area can speak fluent English, so this definitely improved our communication, especially because most menus, signs and directions were written in Chinese, so being able to problem solve was key. Although we had Mandarin lessons each day, the language is very difficult to learn and I’m still miles away from being fluent, but I’m glad that I now know some of the basics and I hope to carry on learning the language.” Nica Casandra

“I think I have achieved a lot from this experience in various contexts. Having previously attended other overseas opportunities, no experience is the same. There is always something to learn and something to gain. This experience has further opened my mind to the world and what it has to offer.” Kush Lad

Advice UK

“My advice would be to just say YES! Think about the rest later because I can promise it will all fall in to place. What you gain from overseas experiences are indescribable. Whether you’re travelling alone or with people, you will meet and make lifelong friends out there! You will become comfortable with being uncomfortable and that’s okay. It will make sense to you once your journey starts! Hope to see you around the world some day! Just please, please, please, take hard photocopies of your passport and emergency details.” Kush Lad

Taiwan - HELS Go Abroad - Collage