The University of Texas at Austin
Going on exchange is not just studying overseas; it was life changing for me. Over the five months I spent in the US, I would say I changed my mindset towards learning and my attitude of exploring the world. I was so glad to have applied for an overseas exchange programme at the University of Texas at Austin. It gave me a great chance to meet foreign friends. People I met there were extremely helpful to international students, and I could tell they were trying their best to offer advice to help us adapt ourselves to a new environment. Travelling for a half month in Mexico and Guatemala made me grow a lot as well. To be honest, the trip was not easy for me as it was sometimes hard to find someone who spoke English in the smaller cities. Yet being the most adventurous part of my exchange study, it enabled me to truly immerse myself into a culture that was not easily accessible when I am living in a big city like Hong Kong. I will definitely encourage others to grab the chance, go on an exchange and explore something different in your life.