Exchange & Study Abroad



Megan Miyahara

BSBA International Business

Yangzhou University Spring 2016

Studying abroad has definitely been the best and most challenging experience in my life. I had the opportunity to explore China and left with remarkable new outlooks on their customs and local activities.The really great thing about studying in China was that I was not limited to just staying in one city. On holidays, I had time to catch the trains or the buses to different parts of China. China is not just about visiting Shanghai or Beijing, but rather all the little cities that make up this unique country. I am glad that I had some time to travel outside of Yangzhou and see different cities with the friends I had made while being there.I chose China mainly because I am studying business and I thought it would be beneficial to go there to learn more about their trade and finance systems. I also chose China because it has so much to offer as a country. China has such a rich culture and getting to study and be apart of it all was such an eye opening experience.

Although my time there was just for a semester, I have learned a lot about China. I also learned a lot about myself as well. I always had second thoughts about going to China because of what I see on the media, but that’s where I was wrong. Somehow we only ever see the shocking news that comes out about China and seldom do we ever really see the media expressing how great this country is. China is still growing and developing as a country. As much as China is still its own country, there are influences coming from both the east and west. Yangzhou is rich in history as well as beauty, not only the landscape, but people as well. I was always surprised at the generosity of new friends and locals when I needed help.

I am constantly being inspired and challenged by my experiences there. Being there made me realized how lucky I am to have the life I am living. Behind all the development the country is going through, there is still a lot of poverty around. There were many times where I had conversations with people and had thoughts like, they hope for the things I take for granted. By being exposed to such a different environment, it has made me humbled and grateful for such an irreplaceable experience.


CNU College of Intl Education GUFS
Capital Normal University

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Capital Normal University is located in Beijing -- the political and cultural center of China with a long and rich history, imbued with modern bearing and charm. Funded by the Beijing municipal government, CNU is well-known for its role in cultural transmission and innovation. Capital Normal University would like to become a bridge between cultures of various nations in the world for mutual communication and improvement so as to promote integration and development of a diversified culture of the world.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) is a key provincial university and a high-tier one with distinctive features of internationalization in South China in its education of internationally-oriented personnel and its research on foreign languages & culture, international trade and international strategic studies. The University serves 20,454 full-time undergraduate students, more than 2,000 graduate students and over 13,000 international and continuing-education students.



Hong Kong Baptist University

Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce at Shanghai University

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers one semester and one year exchanges, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate programmes. Experienced and caring faculty members provide expert and individual tuition. Our campus facilities, located in the heart of the vibrant city, offer world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied. Exchange students come to HKBU from more than 100 world-wide partner institutions.

The Sydney Institute of Language & Commerce (SILC) was founded in 1994 as a co-op educational venture jointly owned by Shanghai University (SU), in China and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in Australia. The Institute is spread across three campuses of Shanghai University. SILC provides students with the best possible learning environment. It offers a practical program of study delivered in a rigorous and professional manner, to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the local and international business environment.



Yangzhou University SIAS International University

Yangzhou University is well recognized for its ongoing research projects in the sciences.  This university has a very large student body of over thirty thousand. Yangzhou city is rich with Chinese history and culture of 2,500 years.

Sias International University was founded in 1998 and is the first solely American-owned University in Central China. It is the first full-time undergraduate university approved by the Degree Committee of the State Council in China to grant both Chinese and American Bachelor's Degrees. Sias is also fully accredited by China's Ministry of Education.

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