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Roos on the road: Hong Kong Edition


Wendy Menjivar is a UMKC architecture major from California who studied abroad in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Korea. She lived with a local family during her time abroad and is happy to have had the experience.

1. What is your favorite memory from studying abroad?

Bungee jumping in Macau, one of the world’s highest bungee jumping locations.

2. How has studying abroad affected you?

It changed my life, because I always wanted to go abroad and now I never have to wonder what it would have been like to go to Asia.

3. How is Asia different from America?

The Chinese food I am used to is nothing like what I experienced in Asia. I had to try new things everyday. Sometimes I didn’t know what it was, because my communication with the local people was impossible.

4. What is the most surprising thing about Asia?

I would have to say the efficiency of the rail system in Singapore. I would love to bring this to Kansas City.

5. What advice would you give to college students considering study abroad?

I would say do it; you’ll never regret it!

Want to go to China? UMKC manages the Wu Scholarship, which gives $1,000 to an American student studying in China. There are very few applicants at this point, so students would have a great shot at it. It is due April 9 and the application is available online. If you have any questions, e-mail Claire McMurray, the Executive Staff Assistant for International Academic Programs at

For more information on how or why you should study abroad, visit the UMKC International Academic Programs website at


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