Mariya Sultanova The University life is a time for new and exciting experiences as well as a time to explore diverse and innovative ideas. What could be better than traveling to a foreign country to learn about their ideas, history, and culture? I believe that getting master’s degree at Nanjing University of Science and Technology helps me expand my horizons and meet my career goals. To begin, the Chinese culture is an ancient culture of the world. It is more ancient than other cultures in three - five times and has a huge amount of service to humanity. It invented silk and poetry, porcelain and gunpowder, paper arts, two world religions and unique medicine, interesting philosophy and perfect military thought. Thus, to become a specialist or even join to this culture is a good choice for me. People study much less interesting culture, but it is the inexhaustible source, that will help me to expand my understanding of China. Secondly, travelling helps you understand yourself because sometimes we just do not notice things to which we are accustomed. I think that this scholarship gives me the opportunity to evaluate my abilities from the Chinese culture’s perspective and help to find my place in life. Goethe said, “To learn your own language, it is necessary to learn a foreign one”, so the differences will help to see things that we did not notice before. The differences with the Chinese culture are not only cultural differences, but they are your own differences. The man looks in a foreign culture as in a mirror and sees himself. Thirdly, I decided to choose Nanjing University of Science and Technology because it has a wide range of study programs for master, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs to its enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, this university accepts international students, and it has many extensive exchange and cooperation programs. Furthermore, Nanjing University of Science and...
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