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Global Learning Semesters

I enjoyed the semester, however I could tell that the program was still very new and had a bit of kinks to work out. While the program leaders were great it was actually the fellow American students that made things a bit miserable - perhaps a little more selectivity of applications could improve the quality of experience for everyone once those with no intention of learning are removed. Otherwise I wish you the best and hope that things keep growing!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus
Posted: Oct 18, 2008
Overall:
7
Support:
6
Value:
6

China Study Abroad

I decided to go to China to study mandarin but was aprehensive to do so. Not being able to speak the language tasks such as finding accomodation, transfer to accomodation and enrolment to a program was daunting. China Study Abroad made everything a lot easier as they were able to sort everything out prior to arrival. Once in China the staff were friendly and always on hand if you needed help. Weekend activities not only gave you a chance to meet other people but also explore Beijing. This program also gave me the opportunity to volunteer in Hunan and teach english in a school, something I would not have otherwise been able to do. To finish my stay, China Study Abroad also has a summer study and travel program and I was able to visit several cities where everything was already organised (travel, hotel, guide, etc). I would definately recommend this program to friends and family.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Oct 18, 2008
Overall:
7
Support:
8
Value:
6

China Study Abroad

I used China Study Abroad and found their services excellent. I was anxious at first to go to China and about using a service like this, but with the airport pick up I was assured that it was a legitimate company. They also helped me move out of my home stay family into a private apartment when the family became "less than welcoming" to say the least.
The excursions are great when they have them, and this is the best way to meet other students as well from all around the world (and China too). They also helped me volunteer in Hunan for a week teaching English to the children there.
Overall I would say that if you are considering studying in China, this is a very easy way to do it because you will be living close to all the major universities, you don't have to worry about dealing with registrations and you don't have to worry about dealing with Chinese landlords in renting a place.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Oct 16, 2008
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Global Learning Semesters

Logistically, the trips were planned so well and went so smoothly. The classes were very informative and required a fair amount of work. It was so much fun and I learned a lot.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus, Europe
Posted: Oct 16, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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China Study Abroad

I used this program for the 2007-2008 season and had a fantastic time. I met some really great people and found the service top notch. People were always on hand if I needed help, even at 2am in the morning whether it be I needed directions or recommendations of places to buy stuff. Using CSA took all the worry, guesswork and hassle out of dealing with landlords, bills and admin etc so I could just get on with studying and especially as I didn't speak a word when I first came this was invaluable. I don't know what kind of experience the anonymous person had or if they even attended the program at all but others and my friends who I met through CSA came out with positive experiences.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Oct 16, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

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