Past Review

By (financial engineering, 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?
This experience was one that I wont forget. It was everything i was looking for this summer. The hinese and business componenents wee everything i expecected and the social aspect of the program exceeded what i had anticipated.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Fudan University
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 thought the program was great. You definitely feel comfortable despite the fact that it is in a different country because the program consists of students from your current university. My only change would be to make the program longer.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The neighborhood was fine. I think it was called Tonghe appts. It was convenient in terms of getting to and from school and had many affordable restaurants in its vicinity as well. <br /><br /> Housing was fine.

* Food:

The food was affordable and very tasty.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program is a great way to meet new friends, and spend your summer.

* 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


* 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? I spent on average 100-150 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? When you get to China, you realize really quicky how much cheaper everything is compared to the US and becaue of this you might lose sight of the exactly how much youre spending.


* 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?

Improving on the foreign language is definitely something that comes with being in the country, but speaking with loacals, and forcing yourself to avoid speaking english, even with your peers is a great way to improve on your foreing language.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Local Students
* 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? If you are a business student trying to improve on your chinese, this program is perfect.