I was really nervous about studying abroad in a foreign country, but the staff members and the friends I made through USAC gave me a home away from home. The field trips were really fun and I got to see a lot of the Chinese culture through the field trips. All the courses in USAC program is intensive, however, the teachers are always willing to help if you ask for it. I had grown so much as a person through this program. The warmth given to me by the staff and the teachers will be unforgettable. Only thing I regret is that I didn't explore as much as I should have. Near the end of the program, I started to explore more and go to other cities. It was great experience to visit other places with my friends. I got to see different cities and have fun with my friends while learning more about the Chinese culture. If you do end up going abroad, which I highly recommend you trying during your university years, try travelling every weekend. It doesn't have to be somewhere far every time. I am so glad I went to study abroad in Chengdu. I enjoyed my time in Chengdu so much. I definitely want to go back to Chengdu when I can.