Chengdu Past Review

By (Nursing., SUNY - Binghamton) for

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics: Chengdu - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would do this program a thousand times over.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Summer 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everything was very well organized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

International student dorms. <br /><br />

* Food:

Food was very good but hard to get used to.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Interacted a lot with local students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Health issues were always addressed asap and they had a doctor with us at all times.

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? If you can bargain, DO IT. ALWAYS start very low.


Language acquisition improvement?

I learned some of the Chinese language.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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? This program is not available again.