Interview with international student from Germany

Benedikt, 25 years old, Master Student of Economics from Cologne (Germany) tell about his time in Gdansk, Poland.


What has surprised you in Poland?

Hospitality didn't surprise me, because I´ve already heard of it in advance. Despite that: I was surprised when I heard about the average salary of a salesman/woman in Peek&Cloppenburg in Gdansk.

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

Some friends of mine from school are from Poland and I met some really nice Polish Erasmus students from Warsaw during my Bachelor studies. I have never been to Poland before, and since that (from my point of view) is a lack of experience. I have decided to study here for one semester.

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

My first class my teacher was missing ;-) After that I had some problems with getting my ID-Card, but I think, that this is the same issue at any university.

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

The Erasmus-Classes are like school. Only two professors teach on a level, that might be at a bachelor-level in Germany.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

I like getting in contact with local people and, of course, also people from the erasmus program - which is possible in any country. I like making new experiences feeling as a foreigner.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?


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

The Sea, Warsaw

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


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

Not at the moment, but in Germany I´ve been working in the student´s council for several years and also in different organizations for charity.

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

Probably yes, because it´s a time of my life and I would also like to introduce other people to Tricity.



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