Name: Sisay Diriba Lemessa
Host Institution: Eduardo Mondlane University
Course: Masters of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics
Thesis: Duration analysis of technology adoption gap in Ethiopian agriculture: An application of hazard model
Story of My Experience
My decision to study on African soil, Maputo, Mozambique was the single best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life. Eduardo Mondlane University gave me all of the tools needed to make such a seemingly overwhelming task extremely easy and stress free.
Mozambique, without a doubt, is the experience of a lifetime. My stay in Maputo, Mozambique was astoundingly an A-OK. I had heaps of catchy experiences. Mozambique is one of fabled, pristine, African country with dozens of mesmerizing, exquisite, diversified culture. Hobnobbing once life in to Mozambican culture and language is swimmingly hasty .Folks is extremely benign, and frivolous. The temperature is placate, winds which is blowing from Indian Ocean is really resplendent. Maputo is peaceful city and it is away from the hustle and bustle which makes your life happy.
I think the most important lesson I learned while abroad, Mozambique, was that although we have many different cultures, languages, and religions, we are all the same. We share lots of common stuffs. The friends I gained, the lessons I learned, and the memories I made will be with me for the rest of my life. Generally, by studying abroad, I learned so much about myself and the world around me. I learned to be more independent and confident in many situations. I discovered that it is important to try new things, especially things that you might be nervous to do. I made so many new friends and created memories with people I will never forget. Admittedly, by living in Mozambique, I feel as if I am better prepared to take on any challenge that the world gives me. Thanks to Mozambique I can now say I have a new found love for traveling and this is only the beginning of my lifelong adventures and my quest to see what the rest of the world has to offer.