Past Review

By (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?
i think that my study abroad program provided me with the experience and cultural awareness that i will never be able to know unless i am physically there. it did change my future plan. Since i like Shanghai so much, i am considering find a job or work in China after i graduate.

Review Photos

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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

I think that the on-site administrator should be more organized in terms of assisting the students adjusting to the environment.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

YangPu District, Tonghe International student dorm. it is apartment style housing with either 3 bedroom sharing 2 bathroom or two bedroom with one bathroom. also had a kitchen and living room, it is furnish and had AC. <br /><br />

* Food:

there are many variety of food around the apartment to choose from.

* 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? No


* 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? about 700 yuan a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? getting to places are quite cheap however, TAXI to the city center might cost up to 50 yuan one way.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Yes, i think that through this program my Chinese speaking and writing skills had shown improvement.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans