German student and his time in Gdansk

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

Hi, I am Anna and from Germany. I studied for one semester at University of Gdansk- Faculty of Economics. The Study program was International Business

What has surprised you in Poland?

The old towns and the legends about them surprised me in a very posivite way. I also didn't know that so many people speak English, even when some are shy. I knew that it would be cold here, but I didn't expect that it would be so much colder than in Germany.

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

After traveling to other European countries and to the US, I wanted to have a totally new experience and the chance to learn a new language.

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

First I had to find a flat, which made me a bit nervous and there was not so much information how to subscribe to the courses.

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

The level and way of teaching is different. In Poland it seems, that the teachers care more about social development (group works, projects...), which is good. But there was a lack of quality in lecturing. But as an Erasmus you don't care :)

Why did you choose Poland as a place for studying?

Life always leads me to the coast and I was not that interested in Ireland or Scandinavia and I don't speak Spanish or got a place in France.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Lewandowski, Piszek, Kuba, Malysz, Marie Curie Skłodowska, Kopernik

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

Sopot, because of living close to the beach. Warsaw also had a positive influence because I learned there about the upraising in 1944 and that the Polish nation never gave up.

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

After the US, my new destinations are Italy and Spain.

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