New country, new university，new opportunities
It’s my third day to be here ,during the process ,I’ve met a lot of
people who come from different countries .like letica ,a French
.Carolina ,a Germany .yuji a Japanese .That’s the kind of person I
New country, new university，new opportunities
Letica ,who has been to China twice .What impressed me was that she
travel along .Just like what I’m doing now .you can imagine the picture
that travel along with a tent .that kind of life is what I dream to live
,But no dare to do .We talked a lot ,about travel ,work ,life and so on
.Her experience has demonstrated that there are someone who live the
life in the way that you hope and expect. This is my first time to go
out of the province for traveling .It’s quite fantastic .Talk with
different people is a way to broaden your horizons ,what is the reason
why I come here .
Good morning everyone!
Life is bitter ,it won’t satisfy anyone except itself .But there must be
someone lives happily .If you are not ,keep looking .my suggestion is
that travel is the best way .we can know what does this world look like
on earth .
It is a pleasure to meet you all. My name is Janka, I came from Hungary
and I would like to say a few words in the name of 2017 international
But what’s the meaning of it ?I saw a sentence before ,”Do some
significant thing with the Interesting people “It had inspired me to
come here ,Thanks to myself ,I can see the scenery here and It’s quite
amazing .As what I showed Yesterday ,the water is so clear that you can
see the bottom .the mountain or hill is so nice as well ,I can not
describe the scenery with my Limited vocabulary .In a word ,you can
Why are we here? Why are we in China? What do we expect?
Well ,Tell something About Carolina .In the first sight I’m shocked by
her height .She is 1.83 meters high .So passionate and be curious about
the things in China .She is still a student in a great university ,and
she has been stayed in China for several months .To me a Great surprise
is that majored in Chinese !But she is not satisfied with the measures
that the chinese government has taken to develop the economic by pushing
the old constructions down .We went back by taking a boat .the driver
told us that it will cost us 20 minutes to get our destination
.eventually ,it cost us 1 hour to get there .This is nothing compared
with the whole journal .I got up at 5:40yesterday ,which is to see the
sunrise .the process to get there is really terrible ,But we got a great
reward .That’s really nice .Then we walked to the fish village ,the road
is hard to find and cross ,but It’s a kind of experience .
We all have reasons for coming to this school, for coming to SUSTech,
and some of these reasons are probably similar for all the students
here. We came to learn, and to improve using all the opportunities
provided. We came to challenge ourselves. But for me as an international
student this challenge may be different. I wont say harder, though maybe
I could, but very very different.
The third person is a Japanese .polite and loyal .came here along
,can not speak chinese but a little English .and I know the reason why
Japanese speak the worst English in this word .They have a lot of
difficulties to overcome ,But with the help of the translation APP
,there are not too much problems between us .But in this case ,he still
got here,That’s what I Admire .
This is China. I didnt say anything new now, did I? But these three
words mean I am in a whole different country, on a whole different
continent. The language I cannot understand, the culture I cannot
comprehend, and the weather I cannot stand. Yet. But I want to. And
thats why Im here. Not only to learn biology and chemistry, physics and
finance, but to learn about this little part of the world. The question
for me was never really why. But why not? Why not use this chance, why
not try something Ive never tried before. Frankly, I couldnt find enough
reasons not to come.
During These three days ,I’ve seen a lot of people ,I Recognize
that there are someone who lives in the way that I want .Enough .
Ive always been fascinated by Chinese history and food, and customs, but
not only that. This is a developing country. And I mean literally. We
all know how big, or should I say small this settlement was, only a few
decades ago. Look at it now! Is it so surprising that we want to be part
of it? That we want to be part of the developing China?
My impression of this country hasnt changed much since Ive arrived here.
The labels are still confusing and people still have black hair, small
stature and beautiful eyes. But I could have never guessed how welcoming
this place will be. Now, i dont know about any other city, but Shenzhen
has been waiting for us with open arms. Our peer mentors are amazing,
the children are waving at me, people on campus are going around
smiling, and even the ones who do not speak good English are willing to
Still, I dont really know what to expect in the next four years. Hard
work? Yes. A few sleepless nights? Definitely. I think I expect this to
be worth it in the end. The freedom of choice, the amazing teaching
buildings, the labs and our professors will make sure of it.
Ive never had a grand dream to follow, not really. Ive always had little
ones, tiny wishes that kept me going. In the long run I am not sure this
is enough. So Ive found myself a purpose, a bigger one than before. I
want to graduate from here but before that I want to be part of the
SUSTech family. You know people in my hometown usually trust in old
schools, with old traditions and stable form. It really is tempting to
follow in the footsteps of millions of other student, to live in the
history that is for example Cambridge University, but heres the thing.
In Shenzhen we are making the steps, we create the things that will
later be tradition, and that is even more amazing.
10 or 20 years later I will still want to walk, take the steps to create
new things while NOT destroying the old. I want to live in a better
world, and I want my children to live in a better world that I had a
part in creating. Just a little part. Very little, because there are
enough of us, humans, to do it together.
This is my grand dream.
Thank you for your attention.