Innovative Engineering! Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 01/08/2013 to 06/21/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Megastructures/Megacities of China Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That China has some very interesting and innovative engineering feats. Also, they have some "Mega" problems and really neeed to pool all their resources to address them. But there is no better way to learn innovation than by seeing it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Everything i wanted and even what i didn't expect

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Chinese food was good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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? 50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Know how to barter at the markets


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • The Culture
  • The Learning
  • The Food
* What could be improved?
  • more time in China
  • more free time opportunities
  • more interaction with the students we visited
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More of the Chinese language

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!