Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Connie Jin
Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.
“This might be the last time in your life for a while that you get a chance like this to live and experience culture in a different country, and it’s easier here since UNC has so many great accessible options for study abroad.”
Connie Jin from Cary, North Carolina
University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong
Why you picked this program: I wanted to study abroad in Asia, and HKU had a journalism program that I was interested in.
How you think your time abroad will benefit you: It helped me feel more independent in my decision-making as well as giving me a stronger sense of self. I also learned more social skills talking with people in different settings.
Advice to students who want to study abroad: Don’t be afraid to leave the university setting! This might be the last time in your life for a while that you get a chance like this to live and experience culture in a different country, and it’s easier here since UNC has so many great accessible options for study abroad.
Stay tuned for the next three study abroad student profiles!
To find out more about study abroad opportunities at Carolina, please visit the Study Abroad website at https://studyabroad.unc.edu/.