McMaster University

McMaster University

    “My decision to study abroad was originally based upon a long dream about living in another country, to understand what another culture and life would be like. When the opportunity arose to go abroad in the final year of my Master's program in Literature in Denmark, I figured it would be a great way to satisfy both my curiosity and at the same time individualize my education. My professional ambition was to study different aspects of literature and culture while learning to write English on a professional level so that I would be able to work in any English speaking country.

    At McMaster, I’ve come to learn that there are almost no limits to what I can do, if I want to. That’s why I’m now a writer for the McMaster newspaper, The Silhouette, doing interesting interviews and consequently learning more about the city I live in. Hamilton is a very interesting arts city for a culture-obsessed person such as myself. The city celebrates art crawls, film festivals and the vibrant city of Toronto is only an hour away. Through my different classes I’ve learned to be more focused on my academic achievements, and I’ve been hugely inspired to write my thesis subject about contemporary Canadian Indigenous literature. McMaster engages their student body to be more conscious about their future and choices, and I also feel more certain of my future career than I did six months ago. I feel I have grown from my experiences, and I definitely feel braver, because I now know that I can overcome my challenges, something I possibly wouldn’t have learned if I had stayed in Denmark.”

Lene Trunjer-Petersen,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark.