Name: Markus Antoni VAN OOSTERHOUT
Home Institution: Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Business (Switzerland)
Term of Exchange: Term 1, 2018-19
In the middle of Asia, Hong Kong is the best starting point for a semester abroad. As you will discover the many faces of this metropolitan city, you will find yourself in Chinese gardens, rocky mountain trails or surrounded by skyscrapers when sightseeing through this commercial hub of Asia. You will be able to travel cheap all across the Asian continent, whether you get stunned by the cherry blossom trees in Japan, the temples of Cambodia or the beaches of Thailand, an amazing journey is ahead of you. You will have an unforgettable experience, not only when travelling but also on your campus life at Lingnan University.
Practice karate, watch a regional dance contest or chat with your dorm neighbours in your hostel. Experience how life on campus is with approximately 200 exchange students at Lingnan. Doing an exchange semester is for many a step beyond the limits of the comfort zone and you may see much uncertainty, but be assured that this is a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” which you should not miss. Be open and yourself, and you will have a time that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
When looking back I am glad that I did it. At Lingnan, not only I met many local students which gave insights in their culture and life, but I met also many other exchange students from all over the world which enriched my cultural horizon even more!