Want to really study abroad? Go to China Past Review

By (International Business and Finance, Creighton University) - abroad from 01/12/2015 to 05/08/2015 with

The Beijing Center: Semester and Full Year Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Everything from new american friends, to friends from all over the world you will meet people who will stick with you for a very long time! This experience will open your eyes and give you a new outlook on life in general that you will not be able to experience elsewhere. Plus, the Yunnan excursion was by far the BEST travel experience I have had ever in my life. You cannot really explain it, you have to go and live it.

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?

* 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


* 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? Average meal will cost about $5-$10


* 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

If you don't use it, you do not eat or get around!

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Yunnan Excursion
  • Friends
  • China and Chinese people
* What could be improved?
  • 8am Chinese class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How great the Chinese roommate program is at this university! Some of the nicest most welcoming people I have ever met and know that I will be keeping in touch with them for years to come.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

China in the World Economy

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Frank Hawke
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The simulation experience in this class is something that you will not have an opportunity to do at any other college or study abroad program. One of the coolest most interesting things I have ever done in a Classroom.
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