My Asian Adventure - Semester abroad in Shanghai

Filip Dosenovic Start Date: Apr 13, 2017 - End Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China

My Travel Story

by: Filip Dosenovic Start Date: Apr 13, 2017 - End Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad

Hello!

First of all thank You for your time to look at my fundraising campaign.
I came to Denmark from Croatia in August last year to study at Business Academy Aarhus. I am an 19 years old undergraduate student studying toward the Bachelor degree in financial management and services. Story how I came to Denmark is very interesting and it reflects me as a person.
It was the last year of my high school(gymnasium) in Croatia and I didn't have any clue what I want to study. Only thing I knew is that I didn't want to study in Croatia where system is very harsh for students. I looked for oppourtunities abroad and I found about Denmark where they have amazing education system and great benefits for students. I did some research and found some students from Croatia which were already there and talked with them about process and everything needed to go to Denmark. They pointed me to agency called BHV which helps you with documents and applying in exchange for fee. When I got my head around everything I presented that to my parents. I will never forget that day. We had lunch and they showed no support and respect for my idea, my brother laughed at me and I felt like sh**. I went to my room and decided that this was a perfect chance for me to do everything by myself and to stand up for my beliefs. It was now or never. I set up a meeting with agency, paid for their services and did everything in 2months. Finally they applied me for university of my choice. I waited some time to be called for a Skype interview with University representative. I did that interview perfect and got accepted in May. When I said this to my parents they couldn't believe and were speachless. There is more to the story but I tried to keep it as short as I can. Besides school, I was playing football in local team for 10 years and stopped before I came to Denmark. 

I am determined to take advantage of all opourtunities I have here in Denmark and to develop myself best as I can. First semester was perfect for me because I setteled very fast and found a part-time job. In July I will go to Kuala Lumpur for summer school but the main reason for which I am doing this is semester abroad(3rd) in Shanghai. I choose Shanghai because I want to meet different culture and expand my knowledge about World. In Shanghai I will be living on campus and be in international class where I will meet new people and get more experience about business world which is very valuable for my future career. I would highly appreciate any contribution!

P.S. I know that video is in chinese but there are some really nice photos and videos of university. :D

  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China