Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., SUNY - Binghamton) for

Fudan University: Shanghai - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Excellent program; my Chinese proficiency greatly increased.

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Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Fudan University
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The faculty was helpful, but sometimes directions were unclear.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived at the Tonghe International Housing: 28 Wudong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. All the utilities were provided including air-conditioning. Very comfortable environment. <br /><br /> Very Comfortable

* Food:

Lots of variety around the apartment.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There was always something to do around town, in the city, or at the mall. Everything was very reachable by cab, subway, or cart.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The apartment staff wanted all of the rent paid within the first week.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

We only spoke Chinese in the classroom which really increased my proficiency.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It was a lot of fun and the classes were very informative, but challenging.