Scholars in Action: Pui Wong

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Pui Wong, University of Georgia, Senior: “Last semester I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in an exchange program in Lyon, France. This experience opened my eyes a lot, after all, it allowed me to glimpse into another world where almost everything runs differently. From getting administrative work done within the rather inefficient French bureaucratic system to learning the peculiar social norms of the young French, my experience abroad gave me an invaluable lesson that makes me more observant and reflective on American and French cultures. Perhaps just as important is the academic progress I have made: Through daily practice and immersion, I have improved my French proficiency so that now I can have normal conversations in French with ease. My semester abroad has made a great impact on the development of my worldview, and I strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t done it yet to opt for it to challenge himself or herself!”