Stephanie Ballantyne MBBS, Wuhan University, China I am eternally grateful to The Cross Trust for enabling me to study medicine in China. Even though the programme was taught in English, it was a challenge and perhaps the language more than the medicine at times. It was extraordinary too to experience the pace of Chinese development, with Wuhan changing more in four years than any other city or place I know. But my everyday life was much cheaper than at home so my funds went further. On another level, being supported by The Cross Trust instilled confidence and I hope other recipients of Cross Trust funding will also gain insights and understanding of cultures and challenges beyond Scotland.