Forvever Fudan-er!!! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/02/2019 to 01/10/2020 with

Fudan University: Shanghai - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
interact with not only chinese people, but people from all over the world!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Fudan SOE Visiting Student- class sizes were small, professors were attentive, and students were high caliber. was there for the 70th anniversary of founding of china, so everyone was extremely happy and excited. great time to be alive!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

could have been a little more guidance before departure, but once there, everything was sorted out in a timely fashion

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

fudan international dorms were OK. not the cleanest, but not the worst. significantly better than the local students, though.

* Food:

boba for 4 rmb! and the meals were delicious, though some canteens were better than others

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

wish i were a litle more proactive, but they do give you opportunities if this is the path you wish to pursue

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

didn't have a healthcare problem

* Safety:

china is probably the safest country in the world

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

I love Fudan very much...a life changing program both in and out of the program itself!


* 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)

spent about 700 rmb/week, which is quite reasonable in shanghai

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 700 rmb
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't drink so much boba


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • People
  • Classes
  • Shanghai
* What could be improved?
  • Dorm
  • Food
  • Expensive Shanghai
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go in with an open mind

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

FDI in Transition Economy

Course Department: SOE
Instructor: Luo Changyuan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: very challenging, but learned a lot about the state of FDI in China. mostly presentation and lecture-based with a somewhat difficult final at the end. the professor was knowledgable. did a deep dive into a single academic paper each week...overall great course
Credit Transfer Issues: TBD