China study abroad opened my eyes a new way of thinking. Past Review

By (Abilene Christian University) - abroad from 07/09/2017 to 07/29/2017 with

Abilene Christian University: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was completely worthwhile; I got a glimpse into some of the success and challenges entrepreneurs face in China.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The academic experience I had in China was a mix of traditional and experiential learning processes. Thy were extremely informative and engaging.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our friends form the Asia institute had a healthy balance of being present when needed yet allowing the students to explore the city by ourselves with some spoken guidance.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was a comfortable stay.

* Food:

There is a great mix of traditional meals, fast foods, street foods and great drinks to indulge your self.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I mostly felt a part of the local culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt extremely safe at every moment during the trip. People are constantly trying to be helpful.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was a great program to get introduced to the Chinese culture.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Tier one cities in China tend to be more costly than small town china; however, relative to American living, you can easily live on a normal American student budget.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Between $100 - $150.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Travels
  • Office visits
* What could be improved?
  • Giving more precise options of things to do during free time.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I did not realize how much public transport I'd be using.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.