A Student Experience: An Exchange Semester at Bentley University, USA
SolBridge BBA student and former Student Council President Yovung Jayakusuma shares her study abroad experience at Bentley University, USA.
“Bentley University is ranked as one of the best business schools in the United States of America. Having been here for the last few months, I think Bentley has many useful resources as well as knowledgeable professors. Classes are stimulating with a tremendous level of engagement considering students are encouraged to participate through various topics. Bently also invites notable speakers to cover a wide variety of topics from corruption to sustainability lectures.
Life at Bentley is welcoming, providing a lot of opportunities to network and interact with other students. Since I stay on campus, I can participate in the numerous activities organized by the different organizations like the Bingo Night, Comedy Night and Spring Day. One of my favorites so far is the Festival of colors, the biggest on-campus cultural celebration organized by the International Student Association (ISA).
Boston has numerous fascinating attractions; there is so much to do and see in the city and the surrounding areas. In my four months of staying here, I would say the Spring break trip to the West Coast has been my most memorable excursion so far. We had a road trip through the Pacific Coast Highway - starting from San Francisco heading down to Los Angeles. The ocean views were stunning and worth seeing. As the weather gets warmer, I plan to visit Washington D.C. and Canada.
Studying at Bently University and living in Boston has boosted my confidence as well as helped me to become more independent. I believe we have different ways of making our study abroad experience memorable. I want to encourage all students to challenge themselves and utilize the various study abroad opportunities that SolBridge provides. I am grateful to SolBridge and the Study Abroad Team for providing this opportunity for students to engage in cross-cultural learning experiences and for the support rendered to make this program possible.”