Coming to China was one of the things that I always dream of but never thought it will come true. And then I got selected into the prestigious Guangzhou Medical University. Well at first I was utterly excited and looking forward to the adventure that was awaiting me, but equally scared. GMU has changed my life in so many ways that I never could have imagined. It made me grow into a strong woman who knows how to handle life, the importance of unity, and how precious love is.
Just imagine, a girl who got out of high school and came to a new country, who had no idea about this country’s culture or language. GMU has protected me like a mother in this unknown country. The teachers, the big brothers, all the Chinese friends I have made has made me feel at home even in the worst of times. There were many things I tried for the first time in my life here in GMU; like trying to use chopsticks for the first time, cooking my own food, and trying to do grocery shopping and bargaining with the aunties for cheap vegetables, handling my own expenses, and the list goes on. Every experience that I needed to have to grow up in to a strong independent human being happened right here in GMU. The first time I hung out with my Chinese friends, they shocked me with their polite behavior and helped me a lot, taught me about Chinese culture.
The GMU staffs are also really helpful and efficient. They use advanced teaching methods with really good laboratory equipments and updated hospital equipments to teach their students.I am really thankful to GMU for this wonderful experience and so much love.
Name: Tasneem Zareen Mayeesa