• TWCU Summer Programs
  • Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
  • What was the most memorable experience?
    The most memorable experience was walking around Cambridge on the second day. I felt my sensitivity boosted than usual when seeing many colleges, historical architecture, and local people. For example, the liveliness at the market in the center of Cambridge can be felt only at the actual place. A lot of small new discoveries about the British life made big impacts on my stay and inspired my curiosity more and changed my attitude towards learning.
  • What skill did you gain the most (academically or socially)?
    I gained the abilities to communicate with other people more actively. It was my firsttime to go abroad and live by myself, so I felt anxious before arriving at Cambridge. However, I came to build trustworthy relationships with other participants in this program, and they often helped me. I was able to overcome a sense of fear for communication because of this experience.
  • What was the biggest hardship you faced?
    The biggest hardship I faced was to write two essays for Modern British and American Culture, and for British Politics. Reading many resources about the topic I picked, analyzing them, organizing ideas logically, and writing in my own words were required to write good essays. All these processes were very difficult, and it took me a long time. I asked the teachers some questions and sometimes emailed them in order to grasp the details. Finally, I wrote the pretty good essays by the deadline.