"Besides the communication difference, the professors and lecturers here have been really similar to UBC — a good classroom balance of lecture and discussion, ready and willing to answer questions and passionate teachers."
"New city, who dis? In the last article, I was still in the beautiful — although quiet — city of Bordeaux, France. Now I'm in the bustling metropolis of 23+ million inhabitants that is Shanghai, China."
On another administrative level, at UBC, you know why you receive the grade you did. However at the school in France, it's very ambiguous. Two of my friends took a class which was project-based and worked together on everything.
By this time I was in love with the city — the winding cobblestone streets, the centuries old stone buildings, the outdoor plazas — but all of this seemed to be something that was very much a part of the “real” Bordeaux life and not my life.
I’m excited to discover more about my classes and the school system here as I continue to learn. I’m less excited that the online platform the school uses is the same as Connect, but oh well. You can’t win them all.