Ece from Turkey her time in Gdansk

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

My name is Ece and I'm from Turkey, Ankara. I am an Erasmus student in Gdansk, at Academy of Fine Arts (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych), studying Graphic Design.

What has surprised you in Poland?

Polish people are really helpful and kind. When you ask anywhere to find, they try to help you even if they do not know the exact answer.

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

I have Polish professors in my university. They suggest me the university which they are graduated from. I like the Polish design style.

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

At first, due to the fact that I don't know Polish language, it was hard to understand the directions and information around. Shopping and finding my way was a little hard, but in time I get used to it.

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

In my university we should attend all the classes and every project have definite themes and deadlines. However in Gdansk, everything is up to students. Everybody is free to choose and discover their interest and abilities.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

I have a chance to discover my interests and develop my craftsmanship in here. Also I learn a different culture and country, meet with new people.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

I know Marie Curie, went to a museum about her in Warsaw. Also Mikołaj Kopernik

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

I love the architecture and historical style of the city. I like to walk in the beautiful streets of this city. Therefore I can say that everything in this city has positive influences on me. I try to discover everything in here, go to the museums, parks and art galleries.

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

Italy, especially Rome! I'm planning to go next month.

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

No, I just follow the events of ESN.

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

I want to come back here because I like here and the university. I want make my master's degree in Poland.

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