Faces of MIB

Kevin Xu - Germany - University of Mannheim

How was your experience studying abroad?

It was very difficult studying abroad because the courses were originally really hard and I feel like because it is now online, they made the exam harder. The expectation was that I will be watching videos online, which was the reality. The time given for the exams I feel was not long enough for the amount of questions given.

What challenges did you experience? How did you overcome them?

I had challenges with getting visa. I was missing a few items and I was able to get that sorted out. Another challenge was writing the exam with the time difference. I had to write 3 exams in 12 hours. One at 11pm, one at 2am and another at 6am. The timing for these exams could not get any worse.

What skills did you develop?

1. Communication skills

2. Interpersonal skills

3. Problem solving

What was your most memorable moment?

Travelling to neuchstwistin and looking at castles

What are some tips you wish you knew before going abroad?

Wish I knew how to speak more German because while most understand English, some don’t know how to answer and thus makes communicating difficult.