TOL Education

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

Date: July 10, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The following pieces of international reporting were generated by a remarkable group of Chinese Student-Journalists. They hail from the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – one of China’s most prestigious schools for foreign languages – and parachuted into Prague in July 2015 to produce this reportage in what is their second, third, even fourth language.

The fact these stories aren’t of the highest quality or professionalism is beside the point: more noteworthy is that each of these 15 brave young Chinese produced an actual story – though most were still only 18 or 19 years old. And for many, this was their first time even traveling outside of China! That’s why we left their stories unedited, to show what they were capable of producing – while being led through the process by TOL Trainers. Moreover, with the link to the SISU Stories page, the students now have an impressive published clip for their portfolio, in English, to show editors, which may help them land an internship or their first job after graduation.

If some of you visiting this page are yourselves Chinese students or Chinese professors, and wonder if you – or your students – could produce real foreign-reporting from an alien land like the Czech Republic, be reassured: If these SISU students could do it, so can you (and yours).

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