German student in Poznan
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
Hello. My name is Susanne. In Poland I'm studying in Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Biology. I am 23 years old. I am student from Germany. I like spend free time cheerfully and meet new people.
What has surprised you in Poland?
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Aiport! Now there are two. One is modern. First I flew to Gdańsk to my friends. After a few days I came to Poznań. A lot has changed in Poland since I was here. I was here four years ago on a high school exchange. We stayed in Gdańsk. We visited Gdynia and Sopot. I was 19 years old. Omg how long ago it was. Time is running fast (smile)
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
In high school I took part in the Polish-German exchange. Students from Poland were in Germany weeks, then we came to the Poland. I remember that I was very scared that I don't recognize the person from Poland (mate exchange). The whole trip I remember very nice... I knew that I wanted to go somewhere again for study. I chose Poznań. I checked the program of study at the University. I thought also of Warsaw but the forums say that life in Poznań is calmer.
Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:
Before we began this study I went to see the University. No one was there. Maybe single people-employees ... Two days later I went to class. It was normal. I've had three years of study for us, so we know how it is. The first day passed quickly. I think I was a little stressed. If someone comes to the first, the second year of study it is more difficult. But maybe better ..
Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in Germany:
In Poland, people are nicer. Frequently confronted with each other at home. I don't have any idea about differences. I knew a few people from Poland and sometimes talked to them before I came to the University. This didn't surprise me so much I do remember. It is a little bit different. I think the students have similar needs. A little science, a little entertainment. It should get to know other universities. There are more and more opportunities.
What do you like about studying in Poland?
Freedom. You have to learn but students from abroad seems to have a little easier. Also cool is that you can meet people from other countries. Also get to know a different culture. These are the most brave people who like to travel. It's nice to talk and learn something new.
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
Adam Mickiewicz, Lech Wałęsa, Marie Curie Skłodowska, Jan Paweł II. I remember we had these workshops a few years ago. Then I knew more famous people. They are certainly in the memory.
Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:
Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia. There is the beach, the sea. A lot of happy people... There are a lot of monuments but there are also clubs. There you can dance. There is fun. I was there with friends. It was great! Poznań is also nice. I spend more time here. There I felt like a vacation.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
I don't have a country. Tomorrow I'll talk with students from other cities. Maybe a colleague from the bench to take me with him on the way back home (smile). We'll see! Currently I am thinking of passing exams and some work.
Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:
Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?
We'll see. A few years ago I didn't think about Poland. Now I am studying here. I don't have a plan about future in detail. If I found a job here I will be here. Maybe I found a husband in Poland? :D