Unsure of what to expect, I went on an exchange semester to Nanjing University in Jiangsu province, China. Within few weeks, I was mesmerized by the history, culture and most of all, the kind, and welcoming locals. Nanjing is filled with great tourist attractions, such as Purple Mountain, Nanjing Massacre Museum, Nanjing City Wall, Confucius Temple, Sun-Yat Sen Mausoleum and more. I am absolutely grateful and honoured to have received the CLIC scholarship which enriched my experience, and allowed me to truly maximize my time in China. Not only have I had the opportunity to make life-long friendships, but I was also able to develop and enlarge my global perspective, open mindedness, as well as patience and persistence especially when studying Chinese! I was also very excited to share with my curious Chinese friends about Canada, our environment and culture! My experience in China has truly been incredible, beyond my expectations.