My name is Tom Rudolph-Stringer and I am a new student at Shanghai University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a foreigner, I didn’t know what to expect when I was first attending a university inShanghai. By international standards, the university campus is modern and located in a relaxed and open part of Pudong. The university has easy access to direct transportation including busses taxis and the subway that can take you directly into the cityShanghai. SHTCM has facilities that tend to a wide range of different sports. However, the attractive modern campus and the University’s location is not the only promising vibe you take in as an arriving student. As an international student it is easy to communicate with the faculty who are helpful and understanding during the application process and the first weeks during your course selection. SHTCM consists of a mixture between foreign and local Chinese students. The international community at SHTCM is made up of students from a variety of countries including The Philippines,Mexico,GermanyandAustraliajust to name a few. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great place to learn and experienceShanghaiin a constructive and flourishing environment.