Unexpected best time of my life May 06, 2019

By (Clarkson University) - abroad from 03/16/2019 to 03/24/2019 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?
Everything was worth it. Gained a lot of appreciation for eastern culture and refreshed on China's history

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I felt like I had received a lot out of the trip.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very nice and sweet. They really made the trip unforgettable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Hotels were beautiful

* Food:

Food was great

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Could not ask for better exposure

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt safe the whole time

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

Best guides and best attractions


* 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? $400--> We went out a to experience the night life


* 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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Don't be afraid to try to use the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International 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 night life
  • Historical monuments
  • The people involved
* What could be improved?
  • plane ride
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not being afraid of trying new things, specifically food.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.