Nathalie B., China – Chinese in Beijing (English)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I decided to study abroad in China to supplement my Chinese minor, and the classes that I took at Peking University were language courses. Compared to UCSB, the semester system was harder to keep track of in terms of figuring … More Nathalie B., China – Chinese in Beijing (English)

William F., China -Shanghai Summer (Economics and Accounting)

What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took an economics class as well as a history class while studying at Fudan and they were more or less similar to the classes I have taken at UCSB. The economics class was less math-based compared to economics classes at … More William F., China -Shanghai Summer (Economics and Accounting)

Joe Y., China – Global & International Studies, Fudan University (Economics)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 4 classes in total: one for major credit, two for GE credit, and Chinese language. All of the classes I took were taught in English, and there were many options for courses to choose from for international … More Joe Y., China – Global & International Studies, Fudan University (Economics)

Li Shen O., China – Peking University (Communication & Chinese)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Whilst abroad I mainly took classes to complete my Chinese minor. This included a full schedule of language courses and content courses. These courses were, Advanced Written Chinese, Advanced Conversational Chinese, China & Media Matters, China Business & Society and … More Li Shen O., China – Peking University (Communication & Chinese)

Michelle Y, China – Global & International Studies, Fudan University (Global Studies & Asian Studies)

Put on your cultural thinking cap! 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Globalization, Foreign Business Investment, Asia Pacific Regional Politics, Chinese Cultural Studies, and Linguists Compared to UCSB, there are a diverse selection of Chinese cultural courses and political relations in the South Asia region.  … More Michelle Y, China – Global & International Studies, Fudan University (Global Studies & Asian Studies)

Jackie P., China – Peking University (Linguistics)

My year abroad was the best year of my life; I improved my language skills, made life-long friends, completed two internships, solo-traveled, and networked with people from all around the world! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes to help improve my Chinese. … More Jackie P., China – Peking University (Linguistics)

Heeseung Kim, China, International Summer School, Fudan University (Political Science & Global Studies)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Purchasing airline tickets for the right date and time gave me a lot of stress, but the calendar provided by the EAP website was very accurate and I was able to easily purchase airline tickets.   What do you … More Heeseung Kim, China, International Summer School, Fudan University (Political Science & Global Studies)

Hongyi Qi, China, International Summer School, Fudan University (Economics)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  I thought that I would encounter reverse culture shock. What were your favorite classes abroad? How did they compare to UCSB?  Chinese Financial Markets. It was unique and interesting. What is one of your best memories from abroad? I … More Hongyi Qi, China, International Summer School, Fudan University (Economics)

Lixian (Maggie) Zhao, China, Fudan University (Economics & Accounting)

  What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear was not making friends. But it turned out okay. Students I met were all in the study abroad program and were really approachable.  They all wanted to meet more people and make new friends. Also, students were really passionate about traveling, so we organized a few trips to explore other cities in China.   What do you wish you had done to … More Lixian (Maggie) Zhao, China, Fudan University (Economics & Accounting)