The Beginning of Looking into Truths for Life Past Review

By (Anonymous University) - abroad from 10/26/2013 to 10/26/2013 with

ChuShan Institute: Classical Chinese Language & Traditional Culture

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The first word came up in my mind when I saw traditional culture-Chushan School was wisdom. With all the wonders about life, I started my journey. Tradition is not far away like how we normally imagine but natural within us. Enjoying the true, the most authentic, and traditional activities at Chushan, I learnt more about what culture is, how peaceful and natural the life is and always should be.

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:

* 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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traditional Celebrations for Holidays
  • Short-term Course
  • Semester
* What could be improved?
  • Leaving students some tasks after class maybe a good idea.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Learning more background and knowledge about the traditional holidays will be more helpful during the course.

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!