Matthew (Germany / 德國, 2003-04)
'I still remember that I saw the vice-principal and 2 more interviewers soon after I entered the room. Actually the interview at Li Po Chun United World College is the first interview in my life, but interestingly I were not nervous or shy, instead I kept on sharing my thoughts and experience. It is because I were just returned from Germany at that time and very used to talking and sharing stories with strangers.'
Until now Matthew still remembers his first interview in life. The interviewers asked what did he learn in Germany right away, which gave him a great opportunity to express his thoughts on the topic of East and West Germany. Soon he was informed by the college that he was accepted.
'The year exchange program brought me a lot of experiences and stories that Hong Kong secondary school students normally would not have. ' Matthew's AFS experience often makes him stand out from the crowd, which even helped him in applying for university in the US later.