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)

Tiffany Ma, China, Fudan University (Global Studies)

  What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  I was afraid of China’s air quality because I was told a wide range of stories about difficulty breathing. However, I did not really experience anything detrimental to my health or any conditions that impeded on my experience. … More Tiffany Ma, China, Fudan University (Global Studies)

Jorge Moran, China, Fudan University (Global & International Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear studying abroad was feeling isolated and alone in a foreign country. I was afraid that I would be cut off from my friends, family, and familiar settings where I understood the langauge and culture. This … More Jorge Moran, China, Fudan University (Global & International Studies)

Emily Chang, Shanghai, China/ Global and International Studies at Fudan University (Global Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear about studying abroad was the language barrier. I am not able to speak Mandarin fluently as it is not my native language, so I was deeply afraid of being alone and not being able to … More Emily Chang, Shanghai, China/ Global and International Studies at Fudan University (Global Studies)

David Xie- China, Fudan University Shanghai Global Studies Program (Global Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was most worried about making the most of my opportunity by exploring and assimilating myself into the Shanghai culture without falling behind in my academic studies and class performance. In addition, I was worried if I would … More David Xie- China, Fudan University Shanghai Global Studies Program (Global Studies)