As one of few extremely lucky people, I started my master program of statistics at Uppsala University in 2011, with a 22-month Lotus scholarship. In retrospect, this fascinating experience changed my life in every possible way. Let me talk about two highlights during the mobility.
Academics. Since almost all courses at master level are provided in English, international students not only have a wide choice, but also an easy and equal starting point. I particularly enjoy the friendly and equal atmosphere in the classroom. Course materials and pedagogical methods are up-to-date and world-class.
Life. Both the university and the Swedish society at large provide students with enormous convenience and kindness, whether it be student housing or student discount. In this student town, traditional festivals, historical places, nation activities dazzle you throughout the year.
To sum up, I believe the mobility makes me more knowledgeable and more independent. Having survived the rigorous courses and thesis, I also have more confidence to face the difficulties in the future.