Winston Churchill once quoted ¨ to improve means to change ¨. This is show my journey started, with the desire to change,To be better and most importantly ,to experience more to life.
My name is Sankonki Dibate and I was on Exchange in the Czech Republic for a year(2020-2021). Like any other exchange student, the decision to go on exchange generated a series of uncomfortable actions. For starters, I had to go out of my comfort zone, that being my friends, family and home country.
By doing so, I was more welcome to try new things. This presented multiple opportunities of learning a new language, a new culture and to discover a new world. Looking back I have found myself to have done things I would have never thought of doing. For instance, I have tried for the first time skiing and ice skating.
Being in Czechia has taught me to be more responsible and to not be ignorant. There is no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone ,the outbreak of corona virus which led to a global pandemic. In spite of that ,I was surrounded by the most supportive and welcoming people. These are the people who made my year pleasant. With all that was going on they still managed to accept me into their homes and most importantly into their lives.
Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one’s courage. The success is not that I completed a year in a different country but rather the fact that through all the uncomfortable actions and conversations I was willing to have, I was able to establish a connection that would later prove to be fatal.
We all have our ups and downs ,at the end of the day you realise that it is all about how your behave and act towards certain things. I learnt a lot in a year, not just about myself but also the difference in cultures.