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UGA - Grady - Choose China Advertising/Public Relations Study Abroad : Testimonials (Beijing)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
Learning about the way advertising and public relations compares to what we have here in the U.S. The culture in China was also one of the coolest parts about going to China.
— Hunter Konuszewski, Maymester 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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Chinese culture is different than American in every way possible. From the fast paced people and cars to the innovative, future-oriented ways of business, visiting each city felt like an entirely new world. From the food to the people, you will view things in your every day life with a new perspective and the travel bug will for sure be in you.
— Sophia Ryland, Maymester 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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I learned a lot about how the Chinese market differs substantially in what products they consume compared to the American market. Because of this, it may be harder for foreigners to come work overseas since they would not know the Asian market as well as locals.
— Elizabeth West, Maymester 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Program Testimonials
Do not be afraid to venture out and go across the world. You will be able to remember this trip for the rest of your life and get to do things you will never get to do without a professor like Dr. Meng.
— Hunter Konuszewski, Maymester 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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If you have any hesitation before this program, let it go. This is going to be an experience that will truly open up your mind to the other side of the world that the US always hears about, but few get to actually see. You are in great hands with Dr. Meng and are about to have the most fun culture shock of your life. The friends I have made through this program are ones that I would love to explore with again and I can't wait for other people going on this program to make the same kind of friends.
— Sophia Ryland, Maymester 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Absolutely take the leap and apply to this program. You will have an awesome professor guiding you along your action-packed journey in China and Hong Kong. Without the program, I would never have been able to learn and see the amazing things I did. The small group size is great as well because you get to know everyone in the group really well too.
— Elizabeth West, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I feel that I am ready to get out and make my mark on our world and this China trip warmed me up for that dream. I now have a basic understanding of the advertising world and for that I know I am ready for any opportunity available.
— Hunter Konuszewski, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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This experience was incredibly motivating for me, and being able to see a personal glimpse of the Chinese market gives me an edge up on my peers when competing for jobs. A specific moment where I felt like I was seriously excited to go into advertising was when I got to visit the Edelman office in Hong Kong, China. Hearing the incredible marketing campaigns that the company had come up with along with the creative process that each department manager took reflected my values so well that I wanted to hand them my resume right away. I am so excited that I could be working with people like that in the future and it makes me want to better myself so that I can have a job at that caliber.
— Sophia Ryland, Maymester 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
The experience was a positive one for me because I realized that I have the opportunity to travel and see the world outside of the United States; that it is not impossible to explore cultures that can be vastly different from your own. I think that the program was the best way for me to get to know this big and beautiful country.
— Elizabeth West, Maymester 2017