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Shanghai International Summer School

A project by: Temitayo Odunaike


WE RAISED £1,621

from 45 donors

This project received donations on Thu 15 Jun 2017
'There is something new to learn in every opportunity'

Hello amazing donors, my name is Temitayo, I’m a first year Actuarial Science student at the University of Essex.I am currently raising funds to cover the expenses of my travel and study on “Financial markets and Trade in China” at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics,  for 3 weeks during the summer.

My goal as an Actuarial science undergraduate is to extend my knowledge of finance and trade beyond what I have learnt here in the U.K, and to be able to appreciate the field of finance on a global market.

This opportunity will allow me to combine my love for travelling and experiencing new cultures along with the skills and knowledge I have acquired through my first year at the University of Essex. This project will help me to understand one of the largest growing economies in the world in the past decade which is china, a learning that is not just going to take place in a lecture hall, but one that offers an experiential learning environment to explore the topics of culture, business and innovation through lectures, social activities and sightseeing.

Being able to go to Shanghai presents a life changing opportunity. It will help me learn concepts and hear the perspectives of expert professors from around the world. Not only will it allow me to enhance my CV and stand out in an academic environment, through pitching to top financial firms thus improving transferable skills such as communication, listening, adaptability, working under pressure, creativity are all transferable in the working world. It also presents the opportunity to better understand a new culture and develop interests, build friendships and embrace values from other backgrounds, which will be invaluable. Not many have such a great opportunity to experience such things and with your help, I will be able to achieve this.

Where will the Money Go?

The money will be used to cover the flights to and from Shanghai, as well as the costs for insurance, vaccines, visa and transport to and from the university.

Flights £800

Vaccinations: £50

Visa and insurance : £170

Transport to and from the university and course related trips +airport transfers: £250 entire duration

If I manage to raise more than my minimum goal, I plan to extend my experience culture by taking trips to, chongming island approx. 2 hours away from the university Lu Jia Zui (the financial city) approx. :£200


Your genenoristy is very much appreciated! There are various rewards for those who actively support me, and more information about that can be found on the right of my CLICK page.

Contact me

Twitter: Taioshiii

e-mail: to16807@essex.ac.uk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taioshi/

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Your effort and generosity is very much appreciated!