Hi my name is William. I’m 20 years old and part of the Sales and Marketing team of ImmerQi. I’m currently undergoing my internship with ImmerQi in Beijing as part of the placement year at Aston Business School!
My expectations of Beijing before arriving was that of an over-populated, heavily polluted city where every native was out to take advantage, in one way or another, of my “foreigness”. I’m fully aware this sounds reminiscent of a Hollywood setting for a dystopian future, but for some time this is honestly what I thought. During the plane ride to Beijing (and the many weeks leading up to said plane ride) I constantly questioned my motives (and sanity) for choosing to embark on such an adventure.
The summer holidays are something that we all look forward to; it's great to have a long, well-earned break; but many of us find ourselves falling into rather dull routines of boredom, when instead we could be doing something really worthwhile. Why spend such precious time on the couch at home when you could be out exploring the world and meeting countless new people?