Shanghai: Cultural experiences. Past Review

By (History and Political Science, 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?
Yes it was.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I think maybe a longer program and perhaps more cultural learning in the city or even in another city.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Not many vegan choices.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Shanghai sight seeing trip.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It could get dangerous be very careful at night always walk in a group.

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? like 200RMB?
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? field trips, drinking and souvenir.


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International 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? Try not to have it all about learning do as much exploring as possible. Students studying Chinese would love it.