ANTIGUA & BARBUDA- In the coming month, nine Antigua and Barbuda scholarship students will begin face-to-face learning in the People’s Republic of China after a two-year break.
According to Zuriel Lackna, a first-year Architecture student at Beijing Jiaotong University, most Antiguans and Barbudans have settled successfully and are pursuing their first-year language studies. While in Antigua, a few students, including himself, completed their language year online and are now in their first year of significant studies.
“Despite the bone-chilling cold and adjusting to the Chinese cuisine we are doing very well and are enjoying our studies and also making new friends and exploring the rich historical cities of China,” he said.
The students: Daniel Perez, Zuriel Lackna, McKenzie James, Gerrick Schouten, Danny Perez, Micheal Murray, AhliyaSamuel, Joel Holder, and Alexia Turner are pursuing a variety of first-degree studies to include Architecture, Medicine, Urban and Rural Planning, Hotel Management and Engineering will spend a maximum of six years in China pursuing their programmes.
It has been noted by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee, which oversees the programme, that the deadline for applications for studies in China in 2023 is fast approaching. Twenty scholarships are available for the academic year of 2023-2024.
A scholarship application form can be obtained from the Scholarship Division within the Office of the Prime Minister or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.