Why, you might ask yourself, should I join a student exchange program? Aren’t my courses in the Faculty of Science program at McGill enough of a challenge? Besides, which universities would allow me to complete courses required for my degree?
I founding myself asking these very questions last year when deciding whether or not to apply for an exchange at another university. Studying in a different country, immersing myself in a novel culture and meeting people from around the world are all good reasons to go abroad. As a Montreal local, I was also interested in studying away from home.
Seven months later, I find myself in the hustle and bustle of Asia at City University of Hong Kong.