As a first-time student at a U.S. university, Qinyi Zhang has found the learning environment in the states to be exciting and different from China, but such a great experience. Zhang is a student in the Supply Chain Management International dual degree program between Soochow (Suzhou) University in China and the University of Arkansas. She recalls how excited she was to be going to the U.S.
“It was an exciting adventure to book tickets and travel to the U.S. without my parents,” Zhang said. “People from the University of Arkansas and around Fayetteville are extremely friendly. It certainly makes living here very pleasant.”
In addition to her supply chain classes, Zhang enjoys studying human behavior because it involves the psychology of people. Her favorite class is Consumer Behavior which focuses on determining what consumers might be thinking and why they make certain buying decisions.
Zhang feels this experience is helping her become more confident and recommends to her friends at home to take advantage of this international dual degree program. “It’s a totally new life filled with challenges and learning experiences!”
Currently, Zhang is planning her graduate school applications. “I enjoyed it so much that I will be continuing my education in the U.S.”