My name is Claire, I’m 20 years old. I just finished my first year at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and I’ll start studying International Affairs this fall. After high school (in Fribourg), I took a gap year to learn Chinese at the East China Normal University in Shanghai. It was an incredible experience and I’m really happy to be back in Shanghai this summer. I hope to have other chances to go abroad during my studies. I’ve always wanted to work in an international context and this experience at swissnex China represents a great opportunity for me. My task here at swissnex is on one hand to do some research on the professional and vocational educational training programs by Swiss companies in China and, on the other hand, to help with the improvement of the website. Besides, I am working on a project in collaboration with the School of Business Administration (HEG) Fribourg to promote the Global Strategic Observatory on Water and Natural Resources (OSEM) to Chinese companies.