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)

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)

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)

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)