First month of UWC China
Whenever you read articles about UWC experiences without ever having lived something similar to that before, you look at it in such a different way than when you see everything actually unfolding in front of you. You think „oh wow, this person is so smart that they got in” or „oh wow, this person is so brave to leave home so young”. Behind every interview, story about academic (too much of a fancy word ew but that’s what you get) experiences abroad there are so many more details that you never think of. The behind-the-scenes is full of teeny tiny things you wouldn’t actually think of before embarking on your own journey.
The question that went through my mind the first days here was „how could anyone ever give up this place?”. But enough with the sweet talk. I’ll cut to the chase and sum up the past weeks since I left home.