Have you ever had a sudden opportunity that you just couldn’t resist? That’s exactly what happened to me when I received an email from one of my professors about an open enrollment for a short advanced program called “Smart Everything” offered jointly by Häme University of Applied Sciences and Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave in Portugal.
I checked out the course content and was immediately drawn to it. Although I wasn’t sure if I would get accepted, I applied just 20 minutes before the deadline. And I waited anxiously for a month to receive some good news.
Finally, I received the email that made my day. I had been selected to attend the course! and I accepted the offer without a second thought.
What’s more exciting is that the course requires me to attend one week of classes in Portugal. And here’s the best part: my university is providing me some € to cover my expenses during my stay in Portugal.
To me, this is like hitting two birds with one stone. I get to enjoy a sponsored trip to Portugal and attend a valuable program that can help me further my academics.