Binghmaton Fu Dan University study Abroad Program Past Review

By (Biology, General., SUNY - Binghamton) for

Fudan University: Shanghai - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
very worth while, thoroughly enjoyed it

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.

a very interesting and interactive course that i would take a again

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

well organized no complaints

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

housing was fair, the ability to talk to fellow international students helped in practicing chinese

* Food:

overall food tasted good, be warned eat wisely

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

free time can be used as one please, leading to an very enriched experience of the local environment

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

there were no real health issues to be addressed, since we always hanged out together as a program group, safety was never an issue

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? around 700 yuan a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? always keep around 300 yuan with you, but never too much more unless you know you need more


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Chinese ability is an absolute necessity

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students
* 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? go for it, you would not regret it