Student Testimonials

Student Testimonials

The Korea China Field Studies Program was definitely one of the most memorable highlights of my college life. From the knowledge I learned from every scene of the trip, to the long-lasting friendships that I have made, the program provided me with a platform to expand my network. Thus, the three-week experience of living in multiple Asian cities had drawn a different guidance on my future route. Instead of being stuck in a traffic circle with no exit, it brought me to a road with more opportunity stations to fill up my tank for success. Every journey is started with an initiation, and I believe this field studies program was my initiator for my journey.

- Nigel Lai, 2018 Korea China 

As a business student with a strong interest in Asian cultures, I made my decision to participate in the 2018 Korea China Field Study right away. The 3-week trip provided me with much more than expected. The perfect combination of business and culture highlights the field study throughout my visits in China and Korea. It offered me the chance to experience the real China and Korea that I cannot see from textbooks. We visited many historical sites, Korean universities, and world famous companies. The authentic Korean food, local markets with a large variety of products, and the beautiful sceneries were all great memories from the trip. In addition, both instructors were very knowledgeable, responsible and helpful during the trip. I really appreciate this opportunity and would definitely recommend this to others.

Susie Jiang, 2018 Korea China

The 2017 program was an amazing journey. The highlight of this trip was in the Province of Yunnan, home to 25 of China’s 55 ethnic minority groups. The land thrived of mountain diversity with its spectacular landscapes, great biodiversity of species and habitats, and distinctive communities. Through different interactions with the local residents, I was able to experience the lives that these people are leading from their lens. 

- Troy Liu, 2017 China

The China Field Studies Program offered me the chance to see a part of the world I would not have seen otherwise. Along with countless memories, lifelong friends, and career-building skills, the program provides the opportunity for any student looking to add to their international travel checklist and gain invaluable experience.

- Brendan Wong, 2017 China

The China Field Study was an experience that I will never forget! I have always loved travelling and this was a great chance to do both travelling and studying. We got to experience real China, not just touristy China which was something that I valued greatly. We got to live on campus among other local students and dive right into their culture. The friends I made and the stories I’ve come home with are unforgettable. If I could do this trip again I would! I would recommend this to anyone who is even considering it!

- Mikayla S, 2016 China

My experience participating in the 2016 China Field Studies Program was the most memorable experience of my post-secondary education. I loved our classes in Shenzhen. It was so interesting to see what post-secondary school is like in China. I highly recommend this program to any student, no matter what area is the focus of your studies. I felt safe and well taken care of by our instructors and guides and had the opportunity to visit and experience amazing cities and sights in China. If you’re on the fence, you should take the plunge - you’ll have fun and learn way more than just your course material.

- Kira Daley, 2016 China

When I first attended an info session for the China Field Studies program, I had no idea what to expect. While I knew very little about China, having my first experience of it be guided by a school program and local Chinese guides made the whole trip accessible and exciting even for those with little travel experience. The value provided by the program was very impressive. The trip was comparably priced to traveling by myself in China, it provided course credits, and there were even scholarship options provided to make everything more affordable. All in all, a fantastic experience that I would definitely do again if given the opportunity.

- Dawson Church, 2016 China

The China Field Study was an experience of a lifetime. I was able to learn about China's culture and business practices through first-hand experiences and by building personal relationships with local students and professionals. The curriculum was well-suited to our learning objectives but also allowed us the freedom to explore other areas of interest. My favourite moment was visiting Dafen Painting Village during our free time. We befriended some local artists and were invited to their gallery opening. I would recommend the China Field Study to anyone who wants to incorporate travel into their studies.
- Daniel Crough, 2015 China

The China field study program is the best way to get a hands on experience of how business is conducted in China, while also learning about their culture and customs.Not only did I learn practical business skills, such as how to negotiate prices in mandarin, but I also made useful local contacts via networking. I almost passed up on this unique opportunity because I was not sure if I could afford it but I cannot explain how much I would have regretted that decision. The experiences I had and the friends I made are priceless compared to the cost of the program.

- Cameron S, 2015 China