Marija from Serbia her time in Warsaw
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
I am Marija Pejic, I came from Serbia (Belgrade city). I am studying at Institute of Archaeology in the University of Warsaw.
What determinant related to everyday life can convince you to choose Poland from among other countries?
There is a certain similarity in culture and language between Serbia and Poland which I find attractive and which also helps me not to feel home sick very often. Poland could be sometimes underestimated when compared to other European countries but that trend is changing as people from outside are discovering it. I'm very proud when I see positive surprise on my friends faces when they visit Poland for the first time.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I'm very passionate about sports and I enjoy spending time in parks. Discovering the city with friends is also one of my favorite activities.
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
1- Frédéric Chopin 2-Czeslaw Niemen 3- Ryszard Kapuscinski
Would you take any memento or any item, that would remind you Serbia while studying in Poland? What would it be?
I always have with me photos of my family and close friends that can lift my spirit when ever I need reminder why I'm doing this, because although it is a great opportunity it can be a challenging experience.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
My dream is to visit Mongolia, as I believe it is a place where nature is still intact and some old way of living is preserved. People in the steppe still have same customs as Genghis Khan once did before founding Mongol empire.
Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:
No, but I may look into that matter in the future.
Out of all the television show you have seen in the past 12 months, which is your most favourite?
I enjoy watching a morning program "Dzień Dobry" on TVN while I'm doing my morning routine because it helps me improve my polish and it features many interesting subjects of everyday life.
If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it:
I am not employed at the moment but sometimes I work as a freelance interpreter when opportunity allows me.