Well I’ll admit it was hard adjusting once I got back from the trip. I went from waking up at 7 am, doing interesting things and meeting new people all day to regular life. When I signed up for this trip I didn’t know anyone I was going with. I’m not a very outgoing guy so this was way outside my comfort zone. But this group was amazing. We had so many different personalities but everyone got along great. Most of the other students were on this trip with people they knew, but everyone of them made me feel like part of the group. Then there is Taiwan it self. I was so bummed out when the Japan portion got canceled but 1 day in Taipei and I knew Taiwan was nothing like I had imagined. It’s so beautiful and the people are so friendly, its really hard to describe unless you’ve been there.
As a business student this trip was awesome. No where else would I get so much exposure to so many different companies, not to mention a completely different business culture. I think it not only put real life examples to things we learn in the classroom but it opened my eyes to just how amazing globalization is.
Lastly, and probably the best part of the trip was the university visits. It was awesome to meet the students and learn about their lives and culture. That’s really a once in a life time opportunity that most people will never get to experience.
My only concern is that this was my first experience in another country and I think the next time won’t be as amazing. Thanks Professor Peng