A Challenging Experience in Venice
My name is Marah Hithnawi, and I am a Master’s student in Business Management at An-Najah National University. I have studied at Ca’Foscari University in Venice for six months as part of a student exchange programme, and it was a journey to remember.
By: Marah Hithnawi
Reading about a scholarship at An-Najah’s website to Venice, my dream city, has stopped me from thinking twice about applying. Although I have been rejected the first time I applied, I never stopped trying, because I believe that if you want something so bad, you should never stop trying and you will eventually get it.
Travelling to a new country is definitely not easy. The first few days in Venice were the most difficult ones. We were unaccustomed to a car-free city, or to be specific unacquainted with the water bus service there.
One of the most important things to do prior to travelling on a study exchange trip is to get to know other university students who are willing to help you once you arrive. Also, registering in language courses will help you communicate easily with locals.
During my stay in Italy, I have had a wonderful time, lived unforgettable experience, gained valuable information and got introduced to new cultures and lifestyles.