[International Student Exchange]
A Memorable Time Spent in China

I spent a semester at Ghanghua School of Management, Peking University, China, during the Fall semester, 2017. Ghanghua School of Management is one of the schools where top students in China are admitted, and I was able to experience that myself – they have strong academic commitment.

Ghanghua School of Management offers separate classes for exchange students. Each course consists of 8, 12, and 16 weeks’ programs, and so you can earn credit hours depending on the duration of the course. Most classes open for exchange students are taught in English. In fact, I did not have much chance to meet with the local students at the university. I joined one of the university’s societies so that I can socialize with local students. The main task we did at the society was to meet up for a rehearse every week, and that’s when I made quite a lot of local friends. I also attended ‘language-exchange buddy’ program, where I was able to improve my Chinese and English with my language buddy.

Life in China was way more convenient than I thought it would be. You can make payments with your mobile phone, and the bike share system was very accessible anywhere in the city. Overall price is much lower than South Korea and the delivery service was very useful, too.

I won’t forget the times I had during my exchange semester in China. I think exchange programs are such a great chance that you can only access during your degree, that allows you to have a valuable experience overseas.

Yeonju Lee (Business’15)