Shazna Muneer

Shazna Muneer

Exchange (one semester) – Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany (2011)

Shazna is a 4th year student of the Faculty of Arts, UoC reading for a Special Degree in English

“The experience of living alone in a foreign environment, though daunting at first, was quite an adventure! Beginning with learning to navigate around Giessen and the university on our own and trying to lean a complicated language we moved on to being quite independent regardless of language barriers and could even handle a simple transaction in German! I was also able to meet and make friends with students from across the globe ranging from Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe to the USA which exposed me to people with different experiences and attitudes. I believe exchange programmes of this nature give students a rare opportunity to live within a foreign culture and thereby gain valuable experiences of living out of your comfort zone in a different environment.”