Discovering the world has always been a dream of mine. The opportunity to go to Asia, particularly China, was a treasured one for me. There was great excitement and challenge in getting out of my comfort zone.

My exchange program at Shanghai University Finances & Economics was from September to December 2016 and introduced me to law in China. My experience at this school was great; professors were very accommodating whenever students needed help with their courses.

I am thankful to China for welcoming us to their wonderful country. I am also grateful that I could study in Shanghai and for the support offered through CLIC, as it allowed me to have a financial autonomy.

Travelling can open the mind and enable us to achieve much more than we had originally planned or imagined. My trip to Shanghai allowed me to test my limits, navigate new experiences, and learn about China. Without a doubt, it will always remain one of the most beautiful trips of my life. I am already eager for another stay there.

Hanane Gouriny, University of Montreal