China: A foreign world of magic and discovery Past Review

By (COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/01/2013 to 06/13/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Global Leadership China Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton about the culture of China and about the entire world through that. 10/10 would recommend

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I would've put 6 stars but it wouldn't let me

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

you just gotta be smart with your stuff and you'll be fine

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


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300 yuan / ~$50


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? whenever you learn a new word/phrase, try to use it with the locals to cement it in your memory and get feedback

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Food
  • the culture
  • travelling a lot
* What could be improved?
  • less homework
  • that was just me being cynical
  • nothing really
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing comes to mind