Participating in an exchange program was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Just a bit of background story, I grew up in Hong Kong and was only 17 at the time. I wanted to study abroad but wasn’t sure if I was ready, so I did some research and realized that there were other options. The idea seemed a little bit terrifying at first, but I told myself – screw it, let’s do it. So I took the plunge, went to France for one academic year, and learnt a few things.