|管理科學高等學校 School of Business
何信希 (博彩與娛樂管理課程) HO SON HEI
I am grateful that I had this opportunity of visiting Australia as an exchange student. I’ve learned a lot from this experience. What makes me feel happiest is that I got to make some close friends. Our time together was very short, but we cooperated with each other and we helped each other. We stuck together like family members, and we quickly established our profound friendship. We made lots of good mutual memories by doing meaningful things every day, which I’ll cherish as precious treasures in my entire life.
I still remember when I first got to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia .I was shocked by the lovely environment that I do not see in Macau. Australia welcomed me with the nice weather on my first day. In the beginning, I didn’t know how to get along well with the couple who were arranged to take care of me .I was so afraid that I might do something they’re not fond of. However, they understood me and protected me like my own parents.
In Queensland University, students are educated in a totally different way from any other university or college in Macau. Teachers and students are more like friends. All the exchange students are especially taken good care of by the teachers. At noon, students can sit on the grass in the campus, chatting with friends or having lunch. It feels peaceful and relaxed. All of the students are used to making full schedules for the day so that they can make full use of their time. Our time in Australia was priceless, and we did not like not to waste any time. We visited all the famous tourist sites in Brisbane in two weeks.
Speaking of the transportation in Brisbane, everybody there obeys the rules and regulations of transportation .There are not even any traffic jams in the big cities. The only disadvantage of Australia’s public transportation is that there’s no radio on the bus. Ferries are also widely used in Australia. While taking the ferry, people can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Brisbane coast.
In the last weeks of my stay there, a Japanese exchange student moved into the house that I was staying in. I was surprised that we share the same age and English name. I have always been interested in Japanese culture, so I was eager to bring him to travel around Brisbane. I promised him I would visit him in Japan next year. Finally, In the limited time that I spent in Australia, I learned a lot more than I expected. My English has improved a little. I’d like to express my gratitude to those who gave me this chance to be part of the overseas programme. If I can, I’d like to participate in this program again.