It was the first day of my
experience in the exchange university - Tec de Monterrey. I was about to have
my first lecture. To be sure, I will find the location, I came a little early.
In a cosy colourful classroom, there were already few local students and one
foreign student like me. I sat next to her, and right after Mexican students
started asking us questions, welcoming us and telling how happy they were that
they are having internationals in the class. After getting to know each other,
me and the other foreign girl from France started observing the
Suddenly the professor came
in and the Mexican girls started screaming like crazy running to hug her. We
were both (the foreign girls) shocked, knowing that in our countries (Lithuania
and France) the interaction between professors and students is definitely more
formal. However, it surprised us in a good way, especially after participating
in few more classes it was clear that the communication between the professor
and students was perfectly balanced - professor is the joyful person, always
there to help you, but also the one you truly respect.
That time after around 15
minutes (the class has been already started) a girl took out her lunch and
started eating, everyone acted as nothing had happened, it was the second unusual
thing that I observed that day and many more came after...