University: Fudan University
Location: Shanghai, China
Semester Abroad: Fall 2011
Duration: 4 months
Reason for going: I studied abroad in China to improve my Chinese language
skills for my major. I chose Shanghai because it is known for international business.
My favorite experience was being able to live in a Tibetan village for a night. Our host families cooked for us and showed us their daily life.
Funny cultural experience:
Having to ride the metro during rush hour. I have never seen more people in such a small space.
How was the school different from Bryant University?: The school I attended had over 20,000 students. Most students had to ride bikes around campus to get from one building to another.
How did this experience change you?
From this experience I learned a great deal about independent travelling.
I never thought I could be so proficient at public transportation or be able to just hop on a plane and fly across country so easily.
Would you study abroad again given the opportunity?
Absolutely, I am currently applying for a chance to do a month of my summer internship in Norway.