Inspiration in Edinburgh, 2006-2017
In his third year at university, Allen went to Edinburgh as an exchange student. Inspired by “Harry Potter” and “Brave Heart,” Allen fell in love with Scotland and made international friends there. He also backpacked Europe for 2 months following his studies. In 2007 summer, he went to Cambridge and worked as a volunteer to serve students from all around the world who came to Cambridge for summer schools. That was a fantastic summer and was destined to change his life.
Volunteer and Cambridge, 2008
After graduation in Shanghai in June 2008, Allen decided to go back to Cambridge as a volunteer instead of other “normal” options in Shanghai. In Cambridge, he enjoyed learning and growing in the multicultural team with members from over 40 countries. Cambridge provided so much learning and inspiration to Allen. He worked there until late 2009 and then went back to Shanghai, his hometown, for the next chapter.