Shanghai to Beijing April 30, 2019

By (Clarkson University) - abroad from 03/15/2019 to 03/25/2019 with

Clarkson University: China - Doing Business in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Perspective, cultural knowledge and a general sense of how to conduct myself in a foreign country. All takeaways are priceless and worthwhile.

Review Photos

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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.

Learned a great deal about culture, business and life in China in a very limited time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Friendly, helpful and charming. The trip would not have been as memorable without them. Planning, detail and value added was evident the entire trip.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

5-star hotels, would be hard to complain.

* Food:

If you are prepared to try different food, as you should be, it will be an quite experience.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Lots of freedom to explore 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

Finances

* 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)

Could have survived on less than 100, but you’re going to want to shop in China.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 1200 yuan
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Have some form of emergency fund (I.e credit card, savings), don’t travel without funds.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* 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?
  • The Asia Institute Guides
  • Shopping in Shanghai
  • Spending time with Chinese Firms
* What could be improved?
  • Some of the visits
  • Communication with students before arrival in China
  • Longer stay
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How jet lag impacts the entire body and mind.

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.