My exchange experience at the University of East Anglia, one of the top universities for environmental science, was deeply memorable. I benefited from the self-directed mode of study as well as the creative ways in which the host university educators delivered their lessons. I also learned a lot from the cultural exchange that took place between me and the friends I met during the semester abroad. The best part was acquiring new skills and interests, such as cooking, fencing and speaking fluent English, which will stay with me forever. I strongly recommend an exchange programme to students who wish to broaden their horizons.