"I could hardly believe I had been accepted, especially because I was coming from a very different field. While I did my BA in American Studies, I was always interested in policymaking and economic issues, so when I got the opportunity to study at CEU, I felt extremely excited. In the first week or so, I realized that the program would take more time and effort than I had expected. However, learning to assess relevant current issues and think creatively on my own rather than simply memorize lexical knowledge truly compensated for the hard work required. CEU's open, friendly and welcoming atmosphere was certainly of great support. I felt home quickly in this multicultural environment."