I have been studying at ISCTE-IUL for 6 months. I feel that I have really gained a lot during this period of time. Six months ago Human Resources Management (HRM) was a totally new field for me. I still remember our first class in Advanced Human Resources Management Systems. This course was very challenging because it involved a lot of group work. The individual thesis was also challenging considering I felt difficulty in maintaining the pace in this course. I needed time to adapt to the environment in Lisbon and become familiar with the new study model here....But luckily, I adapted to it quickly and I gradually found it easier for me to understand the lectures, become more familiar with human resources management and understand the connections among different courses. From my experience, I would suggest to others to not be afraid of changes and new things. I would also highlight how being optimistic and trying to adapt to new situations quickly is just a matter of time. Don't be afraid of your oral English, just speak if you want, and try to take part in the group work and activities. Especially for us who study HRM, knowing how to communicate with people is very important.