What is your name and how old are you?
Haris LIBIC, 20 years old.
What is your home country?
Where do you currently live?
I currently live in Irvine, CA
What field do you study?
I am a student at University of California Irvine (UCI), where I am currently doing a Bachelor in International Business Operations and Management
Where have you been studying? Why?
I was a student in Bosnia, in an International Business school, but now I am studying at UC Irvine-Extension. Because it has a solid reputation and I wanted to study in California.
What were the most positive aspects in having such an international experience you would underline?
The multicultural classes, we are in an international group with more than 15 different nationalities represented.
What were the most negative ones? Why? How did you face it?
Some classes were not as interesting as they could have been, but this was mainly due to the fact that I already studied the same topics in my home country.
Did you already have experiences abroad (such as scholar exchange, internship and so on)? Where?
Who helped you to face the daily problems you may have had to face?
The teachers are very open to questions and there to listen to our problems if we have some.
Did you have to deal with the « cultural shock »? What were the symptoms? How did you face it?
No cultural shock. Maybe about food.
About food, what are the different aspects? Is it a shock between US and European culture?
I don’t cook as much as in my home country, eat less vegetables and more fat. Food we eat here is unhealthy. It is quite a shock.
To summarize, that do you retain this experiment abroad?
A great experience that I would totally recommend to anybody that is interested in studying abroad.