This semester allowed me to meet a lot of people and to be confronted with another culture. It was very informative, especially culturally. I met students from Zhejiang University who were always ready to help me and very friendly. Especially my buddy who helped me throughout the semester and at the beginning of the semester when I was a bit confused. The atmosphere on campus was also very open, I really enjoyed staying at the Zijingang campus during this semester. Plus, most of the classes were interesting, so I think that this semester has allowed me to meet great people and enrich my intercultural experience!
I was very pleased to meet many nice people, both international exchange students and local students. I really liked the very diverse range of sports and cultural events. It was a great experience to get insights into a foreign culture and a foreign education system, which differs a lot from the German one. I liked the fact that, unlike my lectures in Germany, the courses of ZJU had taken place in relatively small classes. It was more like seminars in which we had opportunities for direct exchanges with the professors. Altogether, my expectations for the semester abroad in China were partially exceeded and I had a great and unforgettable time.
Hangzhou is very comfortable for staying. However, studying in such a huge campus make me feel ferocious competition everywhere. I would say, studying here you cannot be too relaxed as everybody are very hardworking. Zhejiang University cares about the class culture and the cohesion of classmates. It makes me feel the caring between students is actually something essential.