Student Testimonials

Melissa Saw
Canberra, Australia
Never in a million years would I imagine myself climbing the Great Wall, and in the middle of a beautiful night drinking red wine on top of it, while the moon and stars were shining on us. Beijing is a place where you can meet a lot of amazing people...
Melissa Saw
Canberra, Australia
May 05 2016
Never in a million years would I imagine myself climbing the Great Wall, and in the middle of a beautiful night drinking red wine on top of it, while the moon and stars were shining on us. Beijing is a place where you can meet a lot of amazing people. CSA stuff is going to help you whenever you’re in trouble or just want a friend to talk to. They are reachable at all times, which is great - you can call them, text them, visit them in the office or just stalk them on Facebook! As for the studies at BLCU, I must say, the teachers are inspiring. And, even with a little effort, you will learn quite a lot. Shoe shopping in the middle on the night (on a street!) dancing like crazy and running away from potential boyfriends, being taught Chinese by the cute guys in the U-Center and actually finding some time to study ... It was definitely a fun summer!
Brandon Krandz
MD, USA
CSA is an excellent program and I would highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn more Chinese and learn more about China. It was awesome living with a Chinese family and really getting to know the people and their culture. Their clas...
Brandon Krandz
MD, USA
Apr 04 2015
CSA is an excellent program and I would highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn more Chinese and learn more about China. It was awesome living with a Chinese family and really getting to know the people and their culture. Their classes were intensive and engaging and had immediate practical application. My teachers were very enthusiastic and have great strategies for helping you to use the material. My tutor was well trained and will help you to learn more Chinese than you thought was possible. I learned so much about China and I have a completely new perspective from when I arrived. The excursions with CSA were perfect for learning about historical sites, culture, and the food. Even if you want to go exploring on your own CSA's team knows all of the best places to visit. From camping on the Great wall, to bargaining in the Pearl Market, to foot massages, and the dinner table conversations I had with my host my trip to China was an experience that I will never forget.
Kyle Rothenberg
Tampa, USA
CSA is everything you want in a study abroad program, and much more! I was very impressed with both the professionalism and organization of the entire experience, and above all, CSA knows how to have a great time....
Kyle Rothenberg
Tampa, USA
Mar 03 2013
CSA is everything you want in a study abroad program, and much more! I was very impressed with both the professionalism and organization of the entire experience, and above all, CSA knows how to have a great time.
Clara Fung
Hong Kong
CSA is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It is a place of intersection in your life where you come across different people and cultures. I can say this is like a BIG BANG. Nothing is like this if you haven't experienced the China Study Abroad!...
Clara Fung
Hong Kong
May 05 2016
CSA is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It is a place of intersection in your life where you come across different people and cultures. I can say this is like a BIG BANG. Nothing is like this if you haven't experienced the China Study Abroad!
Quan Ming Tan
Malaysia
A life in a land which you can’t read anything or speak a single word is quite daunting, but my experience in Beijing was amazing simply because of the people. It’s not only the friends you make but it’s also the people behind....
Quan Ming Tan
Malaysia
May 05 2013
A life in a land which you can’t read anything or speak a single word is quite daunting, but my experience in Beijing was amazing simply because of the people. It’s not only the friends you make but it’s also the people behind.
Ramzi Sharif
Amman, Jordan
Coming to China through CSA has been a great advantage for me. It’s been a very welcoming family, and although I’m one of the youngest students here, I’ve had no trouble making friends and sharing experiences....
Ramzi Sharif
Amman, Jordan
May 05 2016
Coming to China through CSA has been a great advantage for me. It’s been a very welcoming family, and although I’m one of the youngest students here, I’ve had no trouble making friends and sharing experiences.
Hannah Lee
Canberra, Australia
Thanks to CSA, I had one of the best experiences studying overseas. Particular highlights was the home stay, one on one tutoring, and being introduced to people who were also studying the language. I am very grateful for the environment they provided...
Hannah Lee
Canberra, Australia
Nov 12 2014
Thanks to CSA, I had one of the best experiences studying overseas. Particular highlights was the home stay, one on one tutoring, and being introduced to people who were also studying the language. I am very grateful for the environment they provided to make learning Chinese as immersive as possible!
Matthew Wilks
Western, Australia
From The moment I arrived in Beijing I was greeted with friendly staff from the CSA office (even though it was 2am!) and was taken to my dormitory and made sure I had everything i needed for my stay. I always had someone to call if needed as CSA prov...
Matthew Wilks
Western, Australia
Oct 02 2013
From The moment I arrived in Beijing I was greeted with friendly staff from the CSA office (even though it was 2am!) and was taken to my dormitory and made sure I had everything i needed for my stay. I always had someone to call if needed as CSA provided me with a phone and contact numbers for any eventuality. I enjoyed studying at the university and loved the atmosphere with other CSA colleagues while exploring Beijing and the nightlife. I look Forward to coming back in a year with CSA for more learning and adventures.
Sarah Heywood
Canberra, Australia
Amazed that on my first full day Sophia took the time to help me get groceries and other little things and comforted me when I was upset - above and beyond, thank you so much!!! All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better, more challenging and mor...
Sarah Heywood
Canberra, Australia
Dec 06 2014
Amazed that on my first full day Sophia took the time to help me get groceries and other little things and comforted me when I was upset - above and beyond, thank you so much!!! All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better, more challenging and more enlightening experience, all thanks to the team at CSA.
Simone Daniels
Cairns, Australia
CSA was awesome! It brings you together with a lovely group of people so you never feel alone or lost. The staff are fun, friendly and very helpful and will be there to help you out with anything that arises. They can help you out with anything from ...
Simone Daniels
Cairns, Australia
Apr 08 2013
CSA was awesome! It brings you together with a lovely group of people so you never feel alone or lost. The staff are fun, friendly and very helpful and will be there to help you out with anything that arises. They can help you out with anything from finding a homestay, to opening a bank account or taking you to the doctor if you get sick. I would have been lost without them. The tours they do are amazing, they took us places we wouldn't have easily gotten to on our own.
Simone Daniels
Cairns, Australia
CSA was awesome! It brings you together with a lovely group of people so you never feel alone or lost. The staff are fun, friendly and very helpful and will be there to help you out with anything that arises. They can help you out with anything from ...
Simone Daniels
Cairns, Australia
Apr 08 2013
CSA was awesome! It brings you together with a lovely group of people so you never feel alone or lost. The staff are fun, friendly and very helpful and will be there to help you out with anything that arises. They can help you out with anything from finding a homestay, to opening a bank account or taking you to the doctor if you get sick. I would have been lost without them. The tours they do are amazing, they took us places we wouldn't have easily gotten to on our own.
Evelyn Wills
Wellington, New Zealand
I arrived in Beijing cold, Hungry and a little homesick. I left Beijing over hugged, over feed with a whole new home and family to miss! CSA's awesome staff where never more than a phone call away! Would recommend CSA to anyone :)...
Evelyn Wills
Wellington, New Zealand
Nov 16 2015
I arrived in Beijing cold, Hungry and a little homesick. I left Beijing over hugged, over feed with a whole new home and family to miss! CSA's awesome staff where never more than a phone call away! Would recommend CSA to anyone :)
Rei- Chel Ong
Malaysia/ New Zealand
I got the help that I specifically wanted (arranging stuff before arrival, cool trips) while having the freedom and independence to do whatever I want with the added bonus of having someone I knew I could contact if I needed to....
Rei- Chel Ong
Malaysia/ New Zealand
Dec 20 2015
I got the help that I specifically wanted (arranging stuff before arrival, cool trips) while having the freedom and independence to do whatever I want with the added bonus of having someone I knew I could contact if I needed to.
Alex Beamish
Canada
I was extremely impressed with how friendly and helpful everyone at CSA was. I always felt like I was looked after. Whether it was getting picked up at the airport, getting my phone re-upped, getting classes changed to Skype lessons, getting directio...
Alex Beamish
Canada
Oct 09 2014
I was extremely impressed with how friendly and helpful everyone at CSA was. I always felt like I was looked after. Whether it was getting picked up at the airport, getting my phone re-upped, getting classes changed to Skype lessons, getting directions, getting asked how classes were going, etc., everyone was prompt and friendly and I only have the highest praise for the staff of CSA.
Gail Chen
NY, USA
I came to China primarily to spend time with my relatives. Secondarily, I wanted to improve upon my Chinese and learn how to read and write. So I enrolled with CSA to do just that. Well, it turned out to be much more than just that. In addition to cl...
Gail Chen
NY, USA
Jul 11 2013
I came to China primarily to spend time with my relatives. Secondarily, I wanted to improve upon my Chinese and learn how to read and write. So I enrolled with CSA to do just that. Well, it turned out to be much more than just that. In addition to classes, CSA helped me with everything from all the little logistics (cell phone, airport transportation) to the intriguing sites and eateries that aren't necessarily in the tour guide books to enrolling in special interest classes (Traditional Chinese Medicine) that I could never find on my own. And the Chinese classes were the best. I didn't expect to have so much fun with fellow classmates and meet new friends from all over the world. CSA really made my trip an incredible experience. I was so sad to leave, not just my relatives, but the folks at CSA and my classmates. Thank you so much for all you did for me!
Liva Leja
Riga, Latvia
Never in a million years would I imagine myself climbing the Great Wall, and in the middle of a beautiful night drinking red wine on top of it, while the moon and stars were shining on us. Beijing is a place where you can meet a lot of amazing people...
Liva Leja
Riga, Latvia
Aug 04 2013
Never in a million years would I imagine myself climbing the Great Wall, and in the middle of a beautiful night drinking red wine on top of it, while the moon and stars were shining on us. Beijing is a place where you can meet a lot of amazing people. CSA stuff is going to help you whenever you’re in trouble or just want a friend to talk to. They are reachable at all times, which is great - you can call them, text them, visit them in the office or just stalk them on Facebook! As for the studies at BLCU, I must say, the teachers are inspiring. And, even with a little effort, you will learn quite a lot. Shoe shopping in the middle on the night (on a street!) dancing like crazy and running away from potential boyfriends, being taught Chinese by the cute guys in the U-Center and actually finding some time to study ... It was definitely a fun summer!
Emmie Wenzell
Ohio, USA
For most students, their study abroad experience begins once they arrive in the country, but after 4 days of trying to get to China, mine started a lot sooner. Through many flight delays and cancellations, CSA was very professional and understanding ...
Emmie Wenzell
Ohio, USA
Jul 13 2013
For most students, their study abroad experience begins once they arrive in the country, but after 4 days of trying to get to China, mine started a lot sooner. Through many flight delays and cancellations, CSA was very professional and understanding and, even though I was 4 days late, had someone waiting for me at the airport. During my whole stay in China, CSA staff were easily accessible and more than willing to help (even if it was 1am and we were lost in Beijing). I was concerned that it would not be worth traveling to Shanghai to study for just 5 weeks; however, CSA helped make each moment an incredible experience. I have an innumerable amount of memories from my summer in China, and it was all possible because of CSA.
Elizabeth Wozniak
PA, USA
I can honestly say that studying abroad was the best decision that I have made during my collegiate career. Now I can share my stories from studying at Peking University, camping out at the Great Wall, and so many other experiences!!...
Elizabeth Wozniak
PA, USA
Jun 20 2013
I can honestly say that studying abroad was the best decision that I have made during my collegiate career. Now I can share my stories from studying at Peking University, camping out at the Great Wall, and so many other experiences!!
Kyle Rothenberg
Florida, USA
CSA is everything you want in a study abroad program, and much more! I was very impressed with both the professionalism and organization of the entire experience, and above all, CSA knows how to have a great time....
Kyle Rothenberg
Florida, USA
Jul 19 2013
CSA is everything you want in a study abroad program, and much more! I was very impressed with both the professionalism and organization of the entire experience, and above all, CSA knows how to have a great time.
Maia Carolsfeld
Vancouver, Canada
The great thing about CSA is that they really make you feel like you have come to your second home. While I was in Beijing for two months, I made some of the greatest friends through the program, and had the opportunity to really spend some time gett...
Maia Carolsfeld
Vancouver, Canada
Aug 13 2013
The great thing about CSA is that they really make you feel like you have come to your second home. While I was in Beijing for two months, I made some of the greatest friends through the program, and had the opportunity to really spend some time getting to know the city during the planned field trips. I felt safe to explore and try new things, because CSA provided a safety net that I knew I could count on.