Interview with Merve from Turkey

Who are you ? Briefly describe yourself

I'm Merve student from Turkey. I've been studying political science in the University of Gdansk.

What has surprised you in Poland?

The most a people. They are so friendly, helpful and nice. In Poland, mainly TRICITY. It's incredible and amazing with it's own architecture and culture.

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

I just wanted to take adventure and study abroad. Decided to go to Poland. Chose an international exchange program - ERASMUS. Thought Poland is a bit different then Italy and worth visiting.

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

Yes. I came here alone. Rented an apartment in Gdańsk and started attending to University. I was going out for a meal and I went for a party. I met a lot of amazing people, with whom I've been spending time till now.

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

People in Poland are more ambitious, treating studies more serious. In Turkey it's not so important to finish studies in 5 or 6 years... .Level of a studying is a bit higher here, as well..

What do you like about studying in Poland?

Everything, learning culture and a bit of language, but to be honest it's really hard to learn Polish. I was taking experience there. It was time of my life.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

No, sorry but no.

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

Firstly, Gdańsk - multicultural city, then Kaszuby area - wild and beautiful places, also a Baltic sea coastline. But I was really impressive about the Hel and their military area.

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

India-I think it's totally different than European countries with all - culture, style, way of living, religion and architecture. Travel to India will be very impressive, deep and amazing.

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

No, sorry but no.

Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Tell us why?

Definitely yes. To Gdańsk and as well, I would like to visit Cracovia and Polish mountains. I would like to take my Turkey's friend and see Poland. It's a great country because prices are not as high as in the western Europe.

If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it:

No, I'm not. Maybe in the future.

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