I am a freshman student of the UWIC for the first semester of 2010 studying Software Development and Networks. I personally chose UWIC, mainly for two reasons: it is popular in my home country-Saudi Arabia and the institution boasts of excellent facilities. Likewise, this school enjoys the reputation as one of the best institutions for higher learning in the United Kingdom. Its programs for Management and Education are renowned for producing top alumni. UWIC has five sections that offer undergraduate and graduate studies, namely: Cardiff of Art and Design, the Cardiff of Health Sciences, the Cardiff school of Management, and the Cardiff School of Education (www.uwic.ac.uk.).
Lately, the institution has invested in a Research Center that amounted to five million pounds. This exhibits how much resources are being placed to enhance the learning process of students and members of the academe. Indeed, the school is one of the world’s finest institutions. This reflection paper would narrate my life as a student in UWIC and how much learning I have absorbed since I studied here. Moreover, this essay will cover the challenges I have encountered during the first two semesters of my stay here. I never thought that studying on UWIC would be an enjoyable learning experience from the very start. However, that is not to say that I had no adjustment difficulties as an international student. Being exposed to a new culture as well as a different educational system was not that easy. I am thankful for my devoted teachers who have been patient with my shortcomings. ...Show more