Hungarian student decides to study in Torun

Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)

Hi, my name is Zsófi, 21 years old Hungarian student, I study Human Resources at University of Pécs. In Poland I study in Torun at UMK economics.

What has surprised you in Poland?

It was a pleasant surprise how many young people speak English, the variety of flavoured beers.

How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?

I didn't want to go too far away from Hungary and I remembered that 6 years ago when I spent one week in Poland, how much I liked it and of course our shared history was a good point, too.

Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:

Yes, I remember, on my first day the first Polish lesson, I was so desperate after it, trying to learn a language, which is so different in sounds and writing from my native language, it felt like a disaster, but the next day was much better.

Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in Hungary:

During my Erasmus I have less classes, and of course less exams, but more group projects.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

I like it how much cooperation is needed for the group works, this how effective but more fun is to study.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Marie Curie and Adam Mickiewicz.

Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:

I really liked the coast of the Baltic Sea, I was there in October, but I want to go back there again as soon as the weather turns a little bit warmer in spring. I also like Warsaw, because there's always something to do, how multicultural and big city.

Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:

I'd really like to visit more Mediterranean countries, for example Spain, and now I made some Spanish friends it doesn't sound hard to visit them. :)

Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:

At home I was an Erasmus mentor for one year, it wasn't ESN at that time, but now we're part of that organization and for a few month before I came here I was in AIESEC, too.

Have you made any permanent relations with polish students ? What do you like in the most of them?

Yes, I have some Polish friends, and a Polish boyfriend, too. :) I like them because they helped me a lot, especially at the beginning of my stay, and they're fun people, but still really reliable.

If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it (what is it, how many hours weekly do you work, etc.)

No, I don't run my own business, I was only working in the summer, 40 hours a week in a small tourism office.

Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?

Yes, I'd love to, especially if my relationship turns out more serious. :)

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