Dorien from Belgium decides to study in Warsaw

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

I'm Dorien , from Antwerp (Belgium). I'm 20 years old. I study Social & Economical Sciences, a mixture between Social & Political Sciences and Economical Sciences at the University of Antwerp. Next year I will start my 3th year. I will study at University of Warsaw.

What's your family, friends opinion about your studies in Poland?

Almost everybody asks me: "Poland? But.. Why?? Why don't you go to Spain or France?" But a lot of my friends think it's nice that I choose a different destination, I'm one of the few students that will be studying in Eastern Europe. I think most people have a wrong image about Poland and I will prove them wrong! ;)

Tell us about inspiration about studies in Poland.

It's something different than Spain or France, and I like discovering things and countries that are less convenient. I did a trip by InterRail (you travel by train for 3 weeks) and I saw a lot of Eastern Europese cities, but due to a lack of time, we couldn't make it to Poland. And I wanted to go to a country that represents more than just good weather or delicious food.. I wanted to go to a country that has a story, a history of its own. Poland intrigues me, because although everybody has a merely negative image of the country, it's a country that's growing. And it's growing faster than we know, I think.

Enumerate the three places you would like to visit in Poland.

Krakow, Gdansk, Auschwitz-Birkenau...

What determinant related to everyday life can convince you to choose Poland from among other countries?

It's another culture, and it's still a cheap country in comparison to Belgium.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Do sports, meet new people, enjoy cultural acitivities, party...

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Marie Curie, Chopin...

Would you take any memento or any item, that would remind you Belgium while studying in Poland? What would it be?

Maybe just some pictures

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

If I could, I would travel around the world ;)

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

Yes, in Antwerp we have the "Vikings", a student's club that organizes parties and activities, that provides books and summaries of study material...

Out of all the television shows you have seen in the past 12 months, which is your most favourite?

Games of Thrones

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