Unlike the British-based education system back in my home University, it was interesting to experience the slightly different American education system, and I think this has taught me different strategies which will definitely improve my study habits back home. Everyone there was friendly and very helpful. The students were very competitive, outspoken, open-minded and diligent. After a while, I couldn’t help but involuntarily become one of them in order to keep up, which is a good thing.
No doubt, immersing and surrounding myself with people of different backgrounds during my stay in the United States have ultimately molded me into a better being. Not only have I learned to move past cultural and other differences, I am now well aware of how different cultures affect people’s perspectives on certain situations, and obtaining this outlook has surely taught me contemporary and improved ways to view the world around me.
All in all, I strongly recommend students to go for any study abroad program or anything alike if they get the chance to do so. The amazing time I had, the beneficial knowledge and priceless experience that I have acquired abroad were to me something that I can never express enough. I arrived there with two suitcases, I left with three suitcases and something more, something of immeasurable worth, something that will positively stay with me for my entire life .
Home: Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Host: University of Arizona
Major: Environmental Studies