Karina from Latvia about her time in Poland

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

My name is Karina (23). Im from Latvia. I was studying at Uni of Latvia ( bachelors degree in business administration). I went to Poland for exchange programme -Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).

What has surprised you in Poland?

How quickly it develops.

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

My friend has been studying there before. I followed his advice.

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

I only remember I was really stressed about how it's gonna be: new school, unknown people...

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

In general, we have same system here. I didn't feel so big difference. Only what I can say that professors were so kind and friendly.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

As i told, professors` attitude. their level of knowlegde.. their experience. What else.. SGH coordinators. They were really helpful people.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Lech Aleksander Kaczynski

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

Hard to say.. A lot of good memory is about Warsaw. But I liked Crakow too with its beautiful market square and magnificent architecture.

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

It`s any African country. I have an idea to go there for volunteering activities.

Have you made any permanent relations with polish students? What do you like in the most of them?

Their kindness and they were ready to help you anytime you ask even if they do not know you well.

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

ESN ( Erasmus in Warsaw ). It is a volunteer student organisation. and the people who works there, they were very supportive during my exchange programme.

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

Maybe.. to have my master degree there.

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