Interview with German student in Poland

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

Hi, my name is Jacek and I was born in Poland. The last 23 years though, I spend living in Germany (Lower Saxony). In 2012, right after graduating from the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund with a BBA, I decided that it is about time to "rediscover my Polish roots" and see first-hand what it means to live, study, and work in Poland. To cut a long story short, I enrolled as a full time student at the Gdansk University of Technology (Politechnika Gdansk).

What has surprised you in Poland?

It was the sheer beauty of this country and its wonderful landscapes.

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

I guess the idea to really apply came when a friend of mine informed me about the international study course "Int. Mgmt." offered by the GUT, by posting the respective link on my wall.

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

That is a though question :). I believe that in general things are not as well organized as they were at my former University. By that I mean the information flow for instance, and some general administrative things. The queue in front of the dean´s office was, and still is, daunting :). Luckily my fellow students are always friendly and willing to help. I really appreciate that.

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

There are no major differences as far as I am concerned. In both countries lectures are most of the time interesting, Professors are friendly and open-minded, exams are though sometimes (especially statistics!!) and the exam period can be a hassle.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

It´s just a little bit different, in a very positive way :)

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Babcia Marysia, Adam Malysz, Poldolski, Klose, Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Mikolaj Kopernik,Leo Gerstenzang, Lech Walesa, Jan III Sobieski, Izabela Skorupko :) :) ... in random order!!!

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

In Sopot I know it´s definitely Sledzik, Kinski etc.

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

Well, I guess I want to see them all!! But Canada, New Zealand, or Australia, these are my personal "TOP 3".

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

Nope, but I know somebody with curly hair who´s active for ESN :).

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

I will definitely "keep in touch" with this beautiful European country!

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.)

I started recently at Intel, here in Gdansk. For me it´s a great opportunity to put my skills into practice, learn a lot of new things every single day, and gain some valuable working experience.

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