The title reads: Goodbye China, Hello U.S.A.
It feels weird to be back in the United States. I’m no longer hearing people talk Chinese in every corner, and I can finally have a full conversation. My experience in China was very interesting and unique, and I would definitely recommend studying abroad in Shanghai to anyone.
A little overview of the program was: We would take Chinese four times a week (Every day except Wednesday’s) and then we would have to take a core course (You could take an international business course focusing on China as an economic giant, or you could take a Sociology which examined Chinese society throughout time). Each class included a one-week field trip where you could apply what you had learned to the real world. You had the option to take an internship or other core courses (We had Wednesday’s off because this was the day most people would go and do their internships). If you decided you did not want to do an internship, you had the option of taking other Chinese electives, they ranged from courses such as Management in China to Survey of Art in China. They had a wide variety of options for most majors and minors! Class sizes were very similar to Rollins too, and the professors were always willing to help out if you had any questions or concerns. Most of the professors had received the highest degree in their field and had worked in big corporations or were members of prestigious research universities throughout the world.
The school where most courses are taught was the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). SUFE is a top-ranked research university that specializes in economics, finance, and business studies. It has been ranked several times as the No. 1 University for finance and economics in China.
If you feel like you want something completely different, something that will take you out of your comfort zone, then I would 100% recommend going to Shanghai. It’s a country that is rich in history and has a very interesting and unique culture. Besides that, the food is delicious!
I will always cherish my time in Shanghai, but nothing can last forever. It feels good to be back at Rollins and be able to see all my friends.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to me, I will gladly talk to you about my experience!