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Post by AKsoldier » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:08 pm

I'm currently a junior (business management) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. I am thinking about studying abroad next year.

My two choices are:

China: Shanghai - International Business

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Poland: Warsaw- Business, Language Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Here are my questions.

Has anyone here studied abroad? How was your experience?
Should I choose to study in China or Poland? ( China has the greater economic potential, yet I would feel more at "home" in Poland).
I am torn between the two. I know that studying in China would benefit me more in the future, yet I haven't been to Poland in 2 years and I would love to study there for a semester.
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Re: Study Abroad

Post by polskadan » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:13 pm

AKsoldier wrote:I'm currently a junior (business management) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. I am thinking about studying abroad next year.

My two choices are:

China: Shanghai - International Business

or

Poland: Warsaw- Business, Language Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Here are my questions.

Has anyone here studied abroad? How was your experience?
Should I choose to study in China or Poland? ( China has the greater economic potential, yet I would feel more at "home" in Poland).
I am torn between the two. I know that studying in China would benefit me more in the future, yet I haven't been to Poland in 2 years and I would love to study there for a semester.
My friend did this exact program last semester! He loved it and got over 20 credits transfered! Supposedly it is pretty easy and all you do is partayyyyy
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Post by Mistrzu » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:01 pm

I'd definitely take Poland... China is exotic, and offers some nice travel opportunities, but then again so does Poland.

I know a lot of people that did an exchange between University of Toronto -> Jagiellonian University and everyone was EXTREMELY happy with it... one even ended up getting a job with an American company right after.

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Re: Study Abroad

Post by Benek » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:03 pm

polskadan wrote:Supposedly it is pretty easy and all you do is partayyyyy
And AK knows how to partayyyy!! :wink:
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Post by Pan Borkowski » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:24 pm

I studied in Madrid, Spain for a year, and in Gdansk, Poland for 8 months.

Both were great times, can't deny that.

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Post by Polish Prince » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:47 pm

guys did it matter which year you studied abroad?? cuz im in 3rd yr business at the Degroote school of business, but i wouldn't mind doing the exchange the 4th yr, would it be possible to do so?

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Post by legia_piotr » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:06 pm

definitely do Poland. Shanghai would be cool an a great experience, but you can always travel there once you graduate, etc. Studying and living in PL is something that will stay with you forever!! :)

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Post by Polish-Philosopher » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:07 pm

Polish Prince wrote:guys did it matter which year you studied abroad?? cuz im in 3rd yr business at the Degroote school of business, but i wouldn't mind doing the exchange the 4th yr, would it be possible to do so?
Piotr, I think with exchange they require you don't graduate within the upcoming school year I think that being your commerce degree or MBA, you should check the international exchange program, though with the degroote website here's what they have, hope it helps

http://www.degroote.mcmaster.ca/prospec ... F/FAQs.PDF

http://www.degroote.mcmaster.ca/prospec ... oingS.aspx

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Post by Poznaniak » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:58 am

I think you study in China? Isn't studying abroad something you do so you can learn some culture/experience?

Piotrek, I disagree with you. Poland is his home, so he can go there whenever he wants.

Shanghai is a huge city. You can experience lots of new shit, meet many people, and etc.

Remember, YOU have to make the best decision
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Post by legia_piotr » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:04 pm

you can go travelling to learn culture, traditions and have new experiences too...

it's his choice in the end :)
can't go wrong either way, really.

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Post by Wyborowa » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:41 pm

Go to China!
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Re: Study Abroad

Post by AKsoldier » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:46 pm

Benek wrote:
polskadan wrote:Supposedly it is pretty easy and all you do is partayyyyy
And AK knows how to partayyyy!! :wink:
That's what I'm scared about.

If I go to China, I'll probable party less and focus more on school.

In Poland, I would party a lot more, and spend lots of time traveling to Krakow for Wisla games.
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Post by Wyborowa » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:48 pm

^^^

I would imagine you would party hardy in China, if not more so than in Poland!
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Re: Study Abroad

Post by Benek » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:02 pm

AKsoldier wrote:
Benek wrote:
polskadan wrote:Supposedly it is pretty easy and all you do is partayyyyy
And AK knows how to partayyyy!! :wink:
That's what I'm scared about.

If I go to China, I'll probable party less and focus more on school.

In Poland, I would party a lot more, and spend lots of time traveling to Krakow for Wisla games.
IMHO, go to China. Simple as that. Once you're done with school, chance are that you'll never get a chance to visit a place like China for such an extended period of time. Poland is Poland, it's your home and always will be.
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Post by elderon » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:28 pm

Well I would choice Poland.. I know the Polish language to comunicate with everyone, in China not everyone can speak English.
You will improve also your language if you will be study in Poland.
I also can say no matter what you choose it will be a good one and no matter what you will get your experience..
But in Poland you would feel a lot more comfortable then in China for example. Plus, Poland have the best looking girls ;)
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Post by maciej » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:55 am

i would choose china...poland u can always go to

how often will you go to china in your life? imo, it looks better on a resume right now too.
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Post by NoReSpEcT » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:51 am

just think about this rationally... ie: in terms of girls Poland > China

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Post by moz » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:56 am

good article in the paper today about china:
China recycling used condoms as cheap hair bands



Used condoms in southern China are being recycled into hair bands and they are selling well in local markets and beauty salons.

But they could spread sexually-transmittable diseases the condoms were originally meant to prevent, state media reported today.

Rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

"These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ... threatening the health of local people," it said.

Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

"People could be infected with AIDS, warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns," the paper quoted a local dermatologist as saying.

A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

China's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.
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Post by tommy boy » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:59 am

China, if you are going for something new and exotic. You've never been there, you don't know how it is over there. I'd go for China if you want to explore the unknown and if this study abroad is really about getting to know a different culture.....it really depends on what you want. Maybe you want to go to Poland, where it's basically home and you won't feel the "new/exotic" effect but you can be sure of what to expect.

I'm actually having a similar situation for next year as I have an option of Poland or Australia for study abroad.

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Post by POLSKIDEBESCIAK » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:32 pm

yea but Australia>China but

POLAND>China+Australia
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