Being in UIC has been one of the most memorable times in my life. I had the opportunity to join in a lot of activities and clubs on campus like the tug-of-war competition and the rugby team. I was able to experience many new things in college that I didn’t do back at my school. Here is where I met many of my close friends and built relationships that will last longer than my time in UIC. I’m happy that I made the decision to come to UIC and wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else.
Overall I had a wonderful time here, really enjoyed the food and my exchange friends/ group! Wonderful group of people！ Classes were difficult and way too much presentation and group work. But it was all a great learning experience. I got travel little bit but it would been better if exchange students had little more time to travel without being rushed. I definitely got to experience the real academic life style here in China.
UIC changed some of my perceptive toward China and also towards the world in general. Thanks to their nice curriculum and the different speaker during the semester who spoke about things that made me truly believe that each of us can be a motor of development for others and that we all have leadership skills laying inside us and for that my experience in UIC,CHINA is one that I would never forget!
Amazing! IDO did a great job helping us settle down, and helping us get use to life here in China. The activities that IDO held were amazing, and they really helped the exchange students really bond with one another.
Living and studying at UIC was a great experience. Most of people met there were really interested to know about you, about your country and your customs. So it was really a pleasure to share moments with them and discover thanks to them China. The UIC teachers are always available to help and classes were interesting. The school proposes a lot of activities and there is a lot of restaurants to discover the famous Chinese food every day. Finally, speeding all this semester with others exchange students like our group was a really BIG BIG plus.
Overall, my time here in Zhuhai has been pretty amazing. The food here is so much better than what I am used to back home that I am already missing some of the things I had to eat here and I haven’t even left yet! The other classmates and staff here were usually very nice and it was a very easy school to get around even though my level in Chinese isn’t super high. I had a mostly good time here and I can’t wait until I save up enough money to come back someday in the future.
In a sentence, my time in China here at UIC has been life-changing in ways I wasn’t expecting before I came here, and I know that I am glad that I decided to work so hard to prepare to come here.
It is so lucky to come to UIC. In the first place, my choice was not the UIC because it is not familiar in Korea and even the Guangdong province is totally new place for me. However, UIC students have an open mind to welcome international students and we can communicate each other. In outside, it makes me relief to meet UIC people to communicate. Moreover, the air is fantastic to walk out, and finally UIC has good education system for students to be motivated.
It is an interesting experience in my life.
My experience here was fantastic and I’m very sad I couldn’t choose to stay two semesters.
Overall my experience at UIC was warm and welcoming. The students were more than helpful to help me assimilate into the new culture, as were the staff and professors. The facilities and shops on campus were convenient. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the UIC community and will miss it immensely!
My name is Janejira Sakullelarasmi from Mahidol University International College, Thailand. I had been in Zhuhai, China for 4 months as an exchange student at UIC. I have learned many new things from this journey since i first arrived. I had faced many unexpected situations in Zhuhai, i was a little bit upset at the beginning but everyone in UIC, especially my roommate, helps me go through from these situation. China is a huge country and full of wonderful cultures. However, since it is still less developed country same as my home country, i can realise how fast the government try to develop these countries with a great number of people as UIC wants to develop itself to a world-class standard. Since i could not be in UIC when it will be well constructed, i think it will be a very gorgeous and useful campus. I really like gymnasium at UIC, particularly fitness room and swimming pool. My most favourite classes are WPEO classes. I think it is such a great idea of school to have this kind of class at UIC. For voluntary service class, it reminds students that it is important to help each other to reduce conflict and increase sustainability within a society. For Wilderness Survival class, it improve student’s life and team skills because it is impossible that i can survive in the wilderness without my classmates. Zhuhai is a beautiful city because people can see the sea even they are on the mountain and vice versa. Chinese food is delicious, but it is quite oily and salt so I often cook with my Thai friend at the dormitory. Thank to UIC dormitory which has a space and other facilities for students, i have a chance to cook and let my Chinese friends try Thai food as well. I have grown up a lots from being an exchange student in UIC. I have met many nice friends, dormitory staffess, and UIC staffes. My only goal of studying abroad in China was successful which my Chinese level could be improved. I did not have so much time to travel around Zhuhai and other cities near by like Guangzhou and Foshan., so i am sure that if i have an opportunity, i will visit Zhuhai again.
I wanted to study in China to learn more about this huge country about which I didn’t know anything. I really enjoy the contrasts between traditionnal and modern, old and new, cities and nature. And the food is great and cheap ! UIC has a modern campus which enable us to study in a serious environment. Living in dorms is convenient because our roomates are great helpers to do everything in China !
Environment in UIC helps me to focus on studying. I can easily ask questions to teachers and TA which helps me keep having interest on courses. One of my favorite parts in uic life is to study with cheap and delicious fruits from supermarket. Even though I am not still good at ordering and buying food, I feel grateful that people in uic are all kind and willing to help me.
Before I come to china, I was worried about many things such as safety, language, cultural difference, foods and so on. However, now, at the end of semester, I realized that that worries were just worries. I really enjoyed life in China and UIC. During the semester, I tried hard to go travel around China as many as possible. So I have been many places in China; Macau, Hong Kong, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Zhaoqing, Shenzhen and of course Zhuhai! I experienced Chinese culture and tried many delicious foods. It was nice. Almost every time I went to travel with Chinese friends and they introduced many good friends in other universities. I was very happy to meet many good Chinese friends and I really appreciate for their kindness. The most important reason why I’m satisfied with life in UIC is that I can meet many good friends in UIC. At the beginning, everything was unfamiliar and hard for me. But every time many friends helped me to adapt the life in China so that I can enjoy the life here. We made many good memories during this semester. I’m so sad to say good bye to them soon and I really want to stay for one more semester if it is possible. I will miss my friends and UIC.
I am delighted to study with the outstanding students from all over China at the beautiful UIC campus. Even after finishing the exchange student program, I will never forget the wonderful sky of Zhuhai and the memories we had together during a semester at UIC.
The atmosphere here compared to the states is a lot more peaceful and relaxing. The students are very nice and welcoming. What I enjoy most here is the variety of fruit they have.
Being able to understand Chinese was a huge advantage for me to study abroad at UIC, so my experience at UIC was great. Everyone was very helpful when I first arrived on campus, and I made a lot of new friends back here. Also we went to a lot of different places during break time for example, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and more come when we have time. I will miss them very much when I have to go back to America. If there is an opportunity for me to come back to China, I would definitely choose to come again because there is nothing that I don't like about being here.
When coming to China, I was worried about my ability to fluently speak Chinese. Coming to UIC gave me the opportunity to live and study in an environment great for learning Chinese through socialization, but without having to worry about the difficulty of Chinese language in the classroom. It was the perfect combination of both worlds. I also loved the new facilities and many restaurants and canteens on campus. The villages around campus were incredibly fun to hang out with all of my new friends. Additionally, any time I felt the need to get off campus, the shuttle bus was my saving grace. It went to the bus station and from there, you could hop on any bus you like into the city for only one kuai.
When I first arrived in China, my roommate greeted me at the Zhuhai Port with a giant hug. I was excited to finally meet her, and also pleased to meet fellow international students upon arrival. While I experienced initial culture shock, I eventually adjusted to student life in China. As a student of international relations, I gained cross-cultural perspectives and collaborations in my courses. Through being immersed in the Chinese language and culture, I improved my Chinese language skills and increased my understanding of Chinese society. I also traveled within China and Asia, which enabled me to witness the vast diversities in each place in regards to food, language, and political systems. Overall, interacting with global citizens at UIC prepared me to contribute unique insights on China in graduate school and my future career.
Even though studying aboard can be rough sometimes, UIC has made my time abroad a good experience. The facilities of UIC are modern and convenient, which makes it a great place to study. During the past few weeks I was able to travel to other places in China, had very good food and was able to make many new friends.
Traveling overseas to a whole new country, where I did not understand the language at all, made me VERY nervous and scared. This was a first time for everything! The first week was a little rough for me. However, as I got to meet my roommate, the other foreigners and also the students on campus, it has made me feel more comfortable being here. I really enjoy the food here in Zhuhai! It’s amazing! Especially the prices. I can try a lot of things! I also enjoy the beautiful flowers.
This photo was taken by my friend, Praew, whom I met during my study here at UIC. Being able to come to UIC gave me the opportunity to make new friends, to learn and practice new languages, and to really rediscover myself. UIC is a school that is located away from the big city, and is surround by gorgeous mountain views and colorful sunsets, which create a sense of tranquility every day. The staff here are nice and the culture is rich, especially after getting to know everyone. Before coming to UIC, I really thought a semester would be enough but after attending the club fairs, seeing what UIC has to offer, and meeting some people here, especially the 阿姨 (aunty) and 叔叔 (uncles), I wish I could have stayed longer. Coming to UIC, Zhuhai was worth the opportunity.
Although studies can sometimes be difficult, the UIC has made my stay abroad a good experience. The infrastructures of UIC are very practical and allowed me to integrate as much as possible. Thanks to my roommate, I managed to manage the practical things that for my phone, to have internet of help me choose my trains to cross China. Thanks UIC to have an internship with my school in France. I enjoyed a lot in China.
My name is Sieun Lim and I’m from Korea. I am currently studying in UIC as a freshman. It’s been a memorable year so far with all of my Chinese friends and other foreign friends. As a foreign student, I think UIC is one of the best places to study Chinese culture and the language. UIC offers Chinese class for international students and all international students are absolutely welcomed by all the UIC Chinese students. I personally gained special memories and friendships this year and I am very grateful that I got a chance to study in UIC.
My name is Alea and I am a degree-seeking student from the USA. I chose UIC for the opportunity it presented to study Chinese language and culture. Thus far, UIC has been a very beneficial and memorable experience. I have made several great friends, and love my Chinese roommate who has been very supportive in helping me adjust to life as a UICer. I enjoyed several of my classes and met faculty and students from around the globe. UIC has really given me a unique perspective and, as a foreigner studying in China, has opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities that an opportunity such as this presents.
Coming to uic was a great decision to get to know Chinese people and the Chinese culture. Uic is very helpful and welcoming. I will recommend uic to my friends.