Patricia from Spain and her studies in Gdansk

Who are you? Short bios. (where do you come from, where do you study? In which faculty, bachelor degree or master degree?)

Hi, I'm Patricia from León (a small city in the north of Spain) and I'm studying Economical and Bussines Sciences in University of Leon. Here in Poland I'm a student of Economics Faculty despite I have some lectures in Management Faculty of University of Gdansk.

What has surprised you in Poland?

The early sunsets and the frozen sea in winter. Not only it was hard sometimes, but also awesome! In addition, I love all the parks, forests and green areas.

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

My boyfriend had to move to another city to continue his studies so I had two options: stay at home or go abroad and improve my English, live in a new and different country, explore some new places...

Do remember the early days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through.

Actually I did feel very well here in Poland instead I missed so much my boyfriend, family, city even my cat. I was lucky because I found some people who took care of me, and in Spain I lived on my own a few years. These things maybe helped a lot!

What's the difference between studies in Poland and studies in your motherland?

Well, here in Poland, in general, the bachelors are not as hard as in Spain. But, in the other hand, here in Poland the language skills required are very high. The most of young people speaks so well two or more languajes. I admire that! And I think that in Spain it should be the same.

Why did you choose Poland as a place for studying?

Poland was my first option because there is a lot of Universities in the country that offer all their courses in English. Also, it is a cheap country with a lovely weather (at least for me, I'm not used to warm weather).

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Yes. Szpilman and Chopin, Copernicus, Hevelius and Marie Curie, and some athletes and famous people of diverse fields.

Which places in Poland have a positive influence on you?

I think that places like Auschwitz makes you think about the really important things in life. Maybe our daily "big" problems aren't so big...

Number one country you have always wanted to visit but still haven't?

Yemen, but is not a very safe place right now...

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