Past Review

By (Financial Economics, SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: Shanghai - Chinese Business Language & Culture at Fudan University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My experience in China was worthwhile. My Mandarin got much better. I was exposed to life as a Chinese college student.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Tong He international student apartments on WuDong Road across from Fudan university. The accommodations were very nice. <br /><br /> Apartments were clean and large but too far from public transportation.

* Food:

Delicious but oily.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Fun times hanging out with my classmates...

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe.

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? 300 RMB
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring extra money because you have to pay for your own rent when you get there.


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

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • 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? Have an open mind. Try everything. Have fun.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Chinese Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Zhou Lao Shi
Instruction Language: Chinese
Comments: It was fairly easy and taught us basic Chinese sentence structure and vocabulary.
Credit Transfer Issues: