The best part of the exchange is making new friends from other countries and traveling a lot. I have made friends from Greece, Spain, Singapore, Ireland, Italy and Croatia with whom I would not have met if I hadn’t gone on exchange.
People in Canada are full of passion for life and love helping each other. They say thank you to the bus driver for every bus trip, and smile to passers-by even though they do not know each other. I appreciate the human touch here in Canada.
What I have learnt most is not academic knowledge, but the western culture, the learning attitude, self- management and independence. I am very thankful for this exchange experience.
During Thanksgiving, I was invited by a friend to their home for the Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed the turkey, and played some games together with his family. I truly experienced America’s most distinctive culture. It was an unforgettable experience.
School work here is tough. Students are very hard-working and competitive. They study the assigned pages before lessons, listen attentively in class and do not hesitate to raise questions and share their ideas. Their hardworking and enthusiastic attitudes are something we should learn from.
Travelling has made me feel how little we are. I have lived in Hong Kong for twenty years and just realized that there are lots of beautiful places awaiting us to discover and explore.
Students at NTU actively participate in different competitions and activities to enrich themselves. It makes me realize that hard-working is the key to achieving our goals.
It's the people you meet that make travel a rich and vibrant experience. They shape our memories more than the places.
I have made friends with people from diverse cultures. We have shared our different backgrounds through thousands of talks, games and cooking nights.
The most valuable thing I have learnt is to reflect on ourselves. We should appreciate and learn from the good sides of other countries; however, things in foreign countries are not always better. I have learnt to appreciate the upsides of Hong Kong.
I'm glad that I had the chance to share Hong Kong culture with foreigners. It made me realize how much I love the place I grow up and live. I am proud as a Hongkonger.
Participating in the exchange and placement program is one of the most valuable experiences in my university life. It gave me a chance to absorb the excellence of a different education environment, as well as experience a real software development process applied by a multinational information technology enterprise. It has also greatly broadened my horizon and improved my communication skills. All the experiences I gained make me ready to take on new challenges on both my academic studies and professional career in the future.
The experience was really fantastic after I got used to foreign food, local transport and public facilities etc.. I felt elegance, humanity and kindness from my host family couple. They taught me how to think wisely which I never learnt from my parents, and shared hundreds of years of family secrets with me. The experience has changed the way I think about the world and people. I started to believe in some kinds of mutual feelings, communications and connections between diverse people; what's more, it's pretty easy for me to communicate with western people now as it almost becomes one of my intuitions after this half-year experience.
I experienced a totally different lifestyle and academic environment. I tried to get out of my comfort zone by chatting with others. They were very nice and willing to share their opinions. After six months, I felt more confident in speaking English and was able to understand different accents. During my free time, I travelled around Europe. The journey was so memorable. I won't forget anything.
You may dream to have an exchange experience. Dreams won't come true unless you strive for them. There are lots of architecture, cultures, and adventures waiting for you to explore.