My stay in Colombo and my semester at University of Colombo.
I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to attend a semester at University of Colombo. I have been extremely lucky to meet a lot of kind and welcoming Sri Lankan students at the faculty of Management and Finance. Experiencing a very different way of studying and attending classes has given me great insights of a different and amazing culture, and I cannot imagine being without this experience. The Sri Lankan spirit of kindness and friendliness is unique and has helped me in many different regards.
People often asked me why I came to Sri Lanka for studying, since many Sri Lankans often go to Europe and not the other way around. My answer became more precise during my stay: As a student of culture, I find it very exciting to immerse myself in a completely different culture and encounter many people, who can teach me about their culture. In this sense, my stay has both been an academic gain as well as a personal and cultural gain.
I hereby extend my thanks to all the wonderful students and staff who have dealt with me at University of Colombo.