Nicole Künzi, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, autumn semester 22 

"It was exciting news when I heard that Australia had finally opened its borders after the COVID-19 lockdown. For me, this meant that the exchange semester became a reality. The semester abroad turned out to be one of the most exciting times in my life so far. I was greeted not only by the bright sun and beautiful landscapes but also by many lovely people. The experience of being in a different culture and far away from my usual comfort zone was incredibly enriching and I can only recommend it to others." 


Noélie Claude, Benemérita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, autumn semester 22 

“Going to an unknown country, where you don't really speak the local language, where you don't know the customs and the way of life – it can be scary at first sight. But it can also teach us a lot about ourselves and allow us to develop in a very short time. This is where we’ve got to push past our limits and step outside our comfort zone in a way we would never do at home. To do this, take advantage of the incredible experience that university exchanges provide, and enjoy life, you only get one! “ 


Gal Abramovich, Caroll College (Helena), USA, spring semester 22 

"An exchange is an incredible opportunity, you get to learn a lot about a different culture, mentality, and even about yourself! The new friendships and the great experiences are something that I could have only gotten by exploring a different angle of the world, and I recommend you to try the same!"  


Laetitia Merian, Université de Montréal, Canada, academic year 21-22 

"If you decide to study abroad, you will meet a lot of new friends, probably of different nationalities, and these are contacts that you can keep, even after your return. When you are alone in a completely unknown place, the bonds created are usually very strong!" 


Sophie Sele, Miami University, USA, spring semester 22 

“Spending a semester abroad during your studies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. By living in a foreign country for four months, you can really get to know and understand the people, culture and language. The world is so big and has so many beautiful places to offer, so you can't miss this unique chance to see a small part of it. I also believe that by gaining distance, you can learn more about your own country and yourself.” 


Matthias Jörg, Miami University, USA, autumn semester 21 

"Doing an exchange semester is a valuable experience from which I was able to benefit a lot. You get to know a new country and a foreign culture because, unlike on holiday, you really live there and make contact with the people. In addition, you not only learn to speak a language better, it is also very interesting to get to know a different education system. Last but not least, you can benefit a lot as a person from the unique experience of an exchange semester." 


Maéva Uldry, Appalachian State University (Boone), USA, autumn semester 21 

“One of my greatest memories of my time abroad are the beautiful hikes during the fall and all my trips to the east and west coast. It is almost impossible to choose, I have so many great memories!” 


Yannick Zuber, City University of Hong Kong, China, autumn semester 21 

"My time in Hong Kong will forever remain in my fondest memories: in addition to the very interesting studies, I was also able to broaden my horizons in cultural terms, make new friends and experience first-hand what it feels like to be part of the hustle and bustle of Asia's World City. Due to the multitude of positive experiences both at the university and in the city, it is difficult for me to single out one memory as my personal highlight. But I hope that I can express my enthusiasm with the following photos and encourage future exchange students to also go to Hong Kong to study at City University. If they are interested in Chinese culture, the Cantonese language, the common law legal system and/or life in a cosmopolitan city, they will certainly not regret it!" 


Samuel Capela Moreira, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, autumn semester 19 



Zoé Pochon, San Diego State University, USA, spring semester 21 



Benno Augustinus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, spring semester 19 



Eric Bonvin, Beijing Foreign Studies University (Peking), China, autumn semester 19 


Joanne Waeber, Agnes Scott College (Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia), USA, autumn semester 22
Arnaud Borello, Université Laval, Canada, autumn semester 22
Julia Schulz, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, autumn semester 22