It was fun-filled. January 11, 2018

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 09/04/2017 to 01/07/2018 with

The Education Abroad Network ( TEAN ): Shanghai - Fudan University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I get to see a different side of life. It was worth 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?

The bathroom and toilet was a mess.

* 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

The TEAN people are very nice, understanding and easy to talk to. Oh and so is Medusa, she's the best.

Finances

* 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)

I spent a lot fixing the bathroom

Language

* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Make Chinese Friends, try to communicate in Chinese

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
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?
  • The Orientation
  • Lily, she's very easy to talk to
  • Friendly guide (Medusa)
* What could be improved?
  • Information about dorm housing
  • Information about grading system
  • Information about changing course fee
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the dorm room is a mess and it costs a thousand RMB to drop a course after two weeks when sometimes it takes two weeks to even be able to get in the class.