Prior to the trip, I did not know what to expect as I have not been to China before.
When I arrived at Tianjin, I realised that it is extremely large city. Although the weather is really hot, it is not as humid as Singapore and hence even with 33 degrees outside one will not sweat much.
The first university that we went to was Nankai University, and it was extremely big; a big contrast to the size of SUTD. We played a game of finding a specific place in school and of course with the size of the school it was difficult!
We also visited Tianjin Foreign Studies University, another enormous school with the most beautiful campus.
Students from both schools were really wonderful, they brought us to cultural destinations and sightseeing places which were all breathtaking.
The first week of the undergraduate exchange have been amazing, and I can’t wait to travel to Xi’an for my second week.