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 is taught in English, it is a challenge and perhaps the language more than the medicine at times. It is 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 is much cheaper than at home so funds do go further. On another level, being supported by The Cross Trust has instilled confidence and I hope other recipients of Cross Trust funding will also gain insights and understanding of cultures and challenges beyond Scotland.