A Summer To Remember: Studying In China Past Review

By (Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton) - abroad from 05/09/2014 to 06/22/2015 with

Study Abroad Programs in China

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad in China definitely gave me a more global perspective. I appreciate living in America more since the trip. I also learned how similar international students are to American students and was able to make lifelong friends in the process.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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

Finances

* 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? Less than $30/week for food plus what ever I would spend shopping.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I would definitely log everything you buy, so that you can regulate your spending.

Language

* 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? Basic language class.
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? Learning Chinese is extremely difficult, so I just recommend going to the class provided and working on the basics to get you around.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Weekend Trips
  • People
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • More things to do inside UDCI building (food/coffee)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I had explored more on my own while I was there.

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.