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My Second Home

My Second Home

By: Huzaifa Azim Butt
Coming to Hong Kong was unnerving at first. I was homesick and I was nostalgic, but things got better very quickly.

Once I overcame the homesickness settling in and making friends was easy. With thousands of exchange students coming to study here every year, friends came from all corners of the world such as Holland, Canada, India (just a few), Mauritius, Egypt and of course Hong Kong itself. The people here are extremely friendly and welcoming; they make a genuine


Malaysia

Malaysia

By: Zaid Kaleem
Education is a lifelong process, thus the learning curve of a person never stops but it does immensely increase when you enter into your Post Graduation Program especially if you bid farewell to your home-country. I was Alhamdulillah lucky to get an admission in the first institution I applied too.

I still remember heading to my father’s office with my offer letter, I had never felt so numb in my life. It was a feeling of whether I really want this, now that i


Culture Shock

Culture Shock

By: Maria Faheem
My first visit to China was in 2004 when my father was there for a course of study. At that time, I was merely an explorer, acting as a tourist in this beautiful country. A few years later, when my father began working in Beijing, I was given the opportunity to study in the capital city of the world’s most progressive country. I had already completed my freshman year at Iqra University in Islamabad in Social Sciences. But I undertook a change of field and decided to


From Islamabad to New York

From Islamabad to New York

By: Sauleha Kamal
My first year at college in New York has had its ups and downs, but I’ve learnt so much from the experience that I’m glad I decided to venture away from home. Sometimes, I wish I could split myself into two: one “me” who would live in New York, attend college and another “me,” who could still be at home in familiar Islamabad with the comfort of family, old friends and the sense of belonging that automatically comes from living with homog