When I went downstairs from the third floor of the Teaching Building one afternoon, I came across a beautiful sunset through the window. It was the last lecture of that semester. I couldn't help but think of my old college life that was about 10 years ago. It was not as enjoyable then as it was during the project, even though I was with students who were much younger than me. This was my impression after finishing the last class in the Life-long Learning Project.
Re-entering university after 10 years of working for a living might be seen by others as unnecessary. But, when you actually come to UNNC and participate in the carefully arranged and interesting lectures delivered by top-class experts and professors from around the world, you start to review the concept of ‘learning’, and it enlightens your work and your life. If we consider our time in college 10 years ago as obtaining expertise to make a living, I believe now it’s more about self-discovery and learning about the world for the sake of learning. Prof. Geoff Hall told us at the opening ceremony that we should seek ‘to be a lifelong student’. This is the most accurate summary of my motivation and goal for joining the Life-long Learning Project.