Int’l students relish their time in Hainan

BEIJING: Hishma Vola-Justine Bourhani, from Comoros, made her decision to study in China’s southern island province of Hainan four years ago because the climate reminded her of home.
The 21-year-old student received a scholarship from the Hainan government to study clinical medicine for six years, covering her tuition, accommodation and health insurance.
At the School of International Education, where all classes are taught in English, Bourhani gets on well with her Chinese classmates and those from all over the world.
“We really try to help each other as much as we can in daily life,” she said, adding that many of her classmates have become good friends.
Hainan Medical University’s School of International Education was established in 2007 and has become the university with the largest international student population in the province.
So far, 419 students have graduated and obtained degrees, and there are 690 foreign students from 35 countries currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees at the school.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item