SAF scholar Zheng Wang captures the whirlwind experience of being a visiting student at the University of California, Berkeley.
SAF scholar Minji Youn offers a sneak peek at her internship at JWM Productions as part of the Washington Semester Program at American University.
By Erika Woodward
SAF Scholar Meijing Mao's movie about student life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Azim Alidin from Brunei discusses his year abroad at the University of Arizona.
Coming from a tiny country, Brunei, with a total population of only 420 thousand, I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Arizona in the United States of America. I studied there through The Study Abroad Foundation (SAF) and they were incredibly helpful and made the entire process smooth and less stressful. My stay there for one academic year exceeded all the expectations that I could have had.
Unlike the British-based education system back in my home University, it was interesting to experience the slightly different American education system, and I think this has taught me different strategies which will definitely improve my study habits back home. Everyone there was friendly and very helpful. The students were very competitive, outspoken, open-minded and diligent. After a while, I couldn’t help but involuntarily become one of them in order to keep up, which is a good thing.
Click play to see how SAF Scholar Fujia Zhang is helping a rural Ugandan village create self-sustaining electricity.
"As you may know, my organization, California – Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE), is building a solar powered micro-grid electricity system for a rural fishing village on Lake Victoria in Uganda. The system will bring full-time, renewable electricity to businesses and homes, which currently rely on expensive, dirty and unreliable diesel generators for power. The micro-grid will open doors for community businesses, health-clinics, and students. The components for our pilot system are in transit to Uganda currently, and will be installed by our team in the early summer. The pilot system will bring power to 15-20 entrepreneurs and homes. We are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to double the reach of the system." - Fujia Zhang