To sum it up in a nutshell – life at SJTU was not without a plethora of surprises and difficulties. The opportunity to purse an individual research project in China was one of the most academically rewarding experiences I have undertaken as an undergraduate. From the minute I arrived in China, the whirlwind of events that followed, the good and bad are extremely fond memories now. From meeting people from all walks of life, to Google translating my lunch order to exploring the hidden gems of Shanghai – a summer trip became a life changing experience. I urge anyone thinking twice about this, to remember “you may delay but time will not” – don’t miss the opportunity to engage in innovative work at SJTU and make friends and memories for a lifetime! P.S. Travel as much as you can and eat street food.