A wonderful experience that I still think about often! Past Review

By (Washington State University) - abroad from 04/09/2017 to 04/18/2017 with

WSU Faculty-Led China: Business in China

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cultural awareness. A pleasant surprise on how different the culture was to my original expectations.

Review Photos

WSU Faculty-Led China: Business in China Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I was hoping to visit some of the countryside like we read about in the pre-read book - Country Driving. Otherwise a great experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great tour program, very experienced and well led!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Beautiful hotels. I think it would be interesting to stay in a Oriental - traditional house or B&B.

* Food:

Great quality, I just got tired of it after a while and needed some Western food for a day or two.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Pretty good, but we were tourists and were observing. Staying with a host family or a B&B experience would have enhanced the feeling of local culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

never felt in danger at all

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Very well organized, very friendly guides and the professors were very knowledgeable. I made lifelong friends on the trip.


* 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)

depends on how you spend. The tips should be better described or included as it was a pain to collect, manage and also find cash.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $800
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan for the tips, they drain you.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* 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?
  • Variety of cities
  • Shopping
  • Site visitis and learning about the various companies
* What could be improved?
  • Tips included in charges so it is not a scramble each city
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing, i think the pre-trip info and class discussions were perfect.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'