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Student Name: Jun Wu
Home University: Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
Host University: Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Major: Finance

Why did you decide to study abroad at Indiana University?
The Kelley School of Business is one of the top 10 undergraduate business schools in the United States. It is good for the students like me who want to pursue both an academic achievement and exploring the campus life in the U.S.  In addition, the scenery in Bloomington is charming at all seasons.

Please describe your academic experiences at Indiana University.  How does the style of education differ from what you are used to at home?

Learning is challenging in the best business schools, but it doesn’t mean we cannot achieve our goals. The Finance classes that I took require a bunch of after-class efforts. However, we are never alone. Classmates, friends and team members are always our companies. It is lucky for me to have very nice professors in the way we both appreciate each other and learn together. The difference in studying lies in a higher requirement of independent thinking, team cooperation and self-discipline.

Describe your social life at your host university – what do you do for fun?  Are you meeting local students?

One of the best experiences in IU is making friends. I’ve made friends with students from India, Korea, Japan, Australia and the U.S. We used to have dinner after classes and talked about hot topics in Finance and Global Economics such as mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. At weekends, basketball and football games are my favorite. My thanks go to SAF staff and Mrs. Carmody who provided us a traditional Halloween and an enjoyable trip to Indianapolis.

Please tell future one thing you think they should know as they prepare to study abroad.

For those who plan to study abroad. I have three points to suggest you guys.  First, make your plans early (in freshman) so that you can have more flexibility in preparations and have more favorable choices. After that, it will be OK when you take the very first journey of your life without parents and you will be strong. Last, do remember to take pictures and share it with your families, friends and professors.


Last Updated: 1/29/12