My name is Alexandra Pozhidaeva. I am 19. I come from Russia. Now I am a second year undergraduate student in Chinese language and Literature major at Southeast University.
When I was in high school, I decided to take on the challenge of learning Chinese and enroll for evening classes in “Confucius Institute” at Novosibirsk State Technical University. After a year of studying, I had a chance of going to the summer camp of Confucius Institute located in Dalian, China. During my stay in Dalian I realized that I would like to pursue my higher education in China. After I took part and won in the national Chinese language competition for school students - “Chinese Bridge” - I was sure that Chinese language and literature will be my major in university.
I chose Southeast University because it is an university with a great reputation and history. Moreover, it has a high ranking among Chinese universities and is located in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. Nanjing with its long history and unique lifestyle is a perfect place for learning Chinese culture and language. In the meantime, it is a large and modern city with developed infrastructure. After I watchedsome photos, videos and read some information about Southeast University, I knew that as much as I wish to come to China, I wish to be a student of this great University.
I was quite impressed by Southeast University before I came here, and still this university managed to exceed my expectations after arrival. It is not just a prestigious school, it has become my home where I found soul mates among Chinese and international students and met many honorable professors. I strongly believe that my main treasure in Southeast University is the people I met here.
The campus I live in is often called “Jiulonghu Kingdom” by students, because it is like an unique magical world where we have everything we need and even more. I am truly impressed by its picturesque environment and developed infrastructure. There are not a lot of universities in the world that have self-driving buses, or where students can walk under a fascinating ceiling in the teaching building that reminds a sky full of stars shining during days and nights. My life here is so special and convenient, and I really appreciate it.
The greatest thing about our university is the opportunities we have here. We can do anything that we can think of. Since the very beginning of my study, I have had a meaningful and fruitful university life full of hobbies and adventures. For example, during the first year I became a member of SEU TV student union, SEU Supporting Education student union, student science research union, student union of communication with international students, table tennis sport union, I was the host of the New Year concert, and the winner of the SEU Chinese Bridge competition and a few reciting poems contests. I also perfomed in Chinese drama“Chien-shiung Wu”, I was a guest in nine programs on the Jiangsu TV show “Sense” and had many other unforgettable events.
I am sure that the knowledge and experience gained in Southeast University will help me realize my potential and achieve my goals in the future.