Kelvin from Ireland studied in Lodz in Poland
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself: name, country you come from, where and what you study in Poland.
My name is Kelvin. I am a 21 year old Irish Erasmus student in University of Lodz, studying Journalism.
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
I was always very interested in Polish culture as there were many Polish people in my high school in Ireland. It is also not a very typical Erasmus destination for many Irish students, so I wanted to be adventurous.
What do you like about studying in Poland (Łódź)?
I like studying in Poland, because there are many subjects in keeping with my degree and also some new subjects that are not available back in Ireland.
Do you remember your first days of studying in Poland? What was your first impression about the country?
I remember thinking that there was a lot to see and learn about the history and culture of Poland. I was also surprised by how cheap everything was, which is a huge benefit as a student!
Would you recommend Poland as a place to study?
What has surprised you in Poland?
The peoples attitudes. Even if locals do not speak English, they will do their best to help you anyway.
Can you compare your country to Poland? What are the differences or similiarities?
There are many similarities between Ireland and Poland. The weather, the fondness of parties and of course, we are all very pale.
What are your favourite places/cities in Poland?
So far I have only seen Lodz and Warsaw, both are beautiful and I am really excited to see more of the country.
What do you do in your spare time in Łódź?
I like socialising; going for dinner, going to the pubs and clubs. I also enjoy walking around Piotrkowska and Manufaktura to pass the time. There is always something happening in the city, for example the Light Move Festival and the Design Festival.
If you think “Poland” what first comes to your mind?
Snow and vodka.
How well do you know Polish? (your attitude to Polish language)
I am really trying to learn Polish but it is, without doubt, the most difficult language I have studied to date.
What are your nearest plans in Poland?
I wish to have travelled to all the major cities by the end of first semester and make the most of my experience in the country.
Thank you very much for your time. Good luck and have fun :)
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