Khrystyna Yavtushynska, МЕВ-17а
The world is far too huge for people not to go out of the box they were born in. Probably, this is the phrase that describes my attitude to the life since I went to my first Erasmus exchange program, which was in Rzeszów, Poland in 2019. Recently I have finished my last Erasmus in Cádiz, Spain. I could not even imagine some experience like this exists in the world! I am sure I can talk about Erasmus for hours, but I will do my best now to describe briefly what “going for Erasmus” implies indeed.
First of all, you meet face-to-face with cultural differences, differences in mentalities, behaviors and upbringing. It is not just about the country you will live in, but also about all other students who will do exchange program together with you! Currently, I can count more than 1000 people from more than 30 countries all over the world, who I can call “my friend” and it means that indeed! This is totally unimaginable for people who do not know about Erasmus, but for me now it is simply my reality.
Secondly, travelling! Literally each weekend I was going to new cities or countries. In total, I could visit up to 8 countries per 1 semester. Here you were supposed to be left speechless). Cheap flights, friends who are willing to see the world as much as you, and the perfect location for managing that! Why not?!
Thirdly, experience of studying and living abroad. This is more than just appreciated when the business considers a candidate as a potential employee. Additionally, for your own personal growth and development Erasmus will do tremendous contribution!
Finally, some obvious benefits, such as: foreign language improvement (it may be even few languages), covered university costs (in case of scholarship, all other expenditures may be covered as well), real student life with parties, trips, events (like carnival in Cádiz), friends from all over the world and memories that will warm your heart till the end of the life!
Lard Abigail Awinga, MEB-17A
I will like to first thank the international cooperation department of Alfred Nobel University for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus + program “semester abroad” I really enjoyed the program and I will continue to keep its memory with me,
The education system and life in Spain is quite a little different from what I have experienced before travelling to Spain, the teaching is very high standard, we are always in a group for our project works, we do a lot of particle works, the teachers and students were also friendly which made teaching and learning fun, the university of Cadiz also had a good learning environment and that also helped a lot.
The city of Cádiz is also fun even though it is small it is very lively with people always on the move to the La Caleta Beach and various fun filled places, the people in Cadiz are also friendly and respectful.
Any time I have the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus program I would do it over and over again because I really enjoyed myself, experienced new learning method and learning environment and meet new people.
Valeria Stepanovych about the student exchange program in Croatia
This text in in English because it’s primarily for those who know this language. I want to tell you about probably the best five months of my life at the moment.
My university Університет імені Альфреда Нобеля (also thanks to Tamara Ishchenko) has exchange programs and for the five months I’ve lived in Croatia having amazing time. That was such an important experience for me. There were so many cool events, interesting educational process and even some traveling. This opportunity helped me to realize some of my potentials and know better my strong and weak sides. I’m not sure whether it even worth mentioning that this is wonderful moment to practice my language which I’ve been learning for so long.
There were so many talented and interesting people, who inspired me for so many things. I really wish to keep in touch with all of them and I am beyond grateful for the time we spent together and I’m looking forward to seeing them again.
Now this doesn’t even feel real because especially after lockdowns such active, bright and diverse life was something out of this world.
Thanks to everyone who made this happen and who were there with me!
Kseniya Shepotko, student of the programme 'International Economic Relations' taking part in Erasmus+ 'Semester abroad' at the University of Cádiz (Spain)
Vinnikova Elina, student of the programme 'Management' taking part in Erasmus+ 'Semester abroad' at Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey)
Lebid Kateryna, student of the programme 'Management' taking part in Erasmus+ 'Semester abroad' at the University of Rijeka (Croatia)
Kseniya Shepotko, student of the programme 'International Economic Relations' taking part in Culture Paths as part of the Erasmus+ programme (Murzasichle, Poland)
Zemlyankina Valeriya, student of the programme 'Management' taking part in Erasmus+ in Croatia
Anzhelika Hladka, student of the programme 'International Economic Relations' taking part in Erasmus+ in Rijeka (Croatia)
Kseniya Shepotko, student of the programme 'International Economic Relations' taking part in Erasmus+ in Romania
Academic mobility in Sopot, Poland (Sopot Higher School)
Yelizaveta Punko, student of the programme 'Management' taking part in Erasmus+ (University of Rzeszów (Poland)
Mykhailo Dobrosostsky, student of the programme 'Psychology' taking part in Erasmus+ at the Kozminski University (Poland)
Anastasiya Hetman, student of the programme 'Philology: Translation' taking part in Erasmus+ at the (University of Rzeszów (Poland)
Польща мене зустріла тепло і привітно!