What is the most valuable lesson you learned while abroad?
I met people with diverse backgrounds and learned about different perspectives on the world. What’s more, I saw a huge change in China; the society has become more innovative, which was surprising. I also learned more about Chinese traditions and beliefs through the courses I took. This broadened my scope of knowledge.
The summer exchange program at Peking broadened my network by providing me with the chance to explore Beijing and its industries.
How did this experience prepare you for a future in the global workforce?
The summer exchange program at Peking broadened my network by providing me with the chance to explore Beijing and its industries. I found Beijing to be very prosperous, with a lot of famous corporations. This helped me to see many different options for my future career.
What was the hardest part about studying abroad?
I got lost on the way to my first day of school. Luckily I can speak Chinese so I asked the local people for help.
What is your best advice for students who want to study abroad?
Be open-minded and respectful of the local people. Some customs in China are different from those in Canada, so I would say doing research before studying abroad is very important. Also, the exchange program is a great opportunity to meet other students from different places, which could be a chance to broaden your network.