Spanish student in Warsaw
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
Hi! My name is Mila, I'm from Spain, I'm 22 years and I'm studying the last year of a Bachelor Degree in Psychology; I spent my Erasmus in Warsaw (Poland) two years ago and I even blogged my experience.
What has surprised you in Poland?
The beer with syrup (I love it), the huge amount of people who spoke English, the warm weather in may, the swans on the Baltic Sea, the huge and cared parks, and that people jumped the queues!
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
I wanted to enjoy an experience getting in touch with a different culture, and I thought in a country in which in normal circumstances I couldn't live in for a year, and I finally chose Poland. In addition, I was eager to travel around the countries in this area in Europe, which usually are out of our reach.
Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:
My first week was great, because the university made an orientation week, where I enjoyed a lot and I met a lot of new people. Also, my school (SWPS) helped us a lot and made easy our stay. Moreover, each student had a mentor who helped us in everything.
Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in Spain:
I actually didn't see many differences in the way of study, I only remember that the marks in the tests wasn't over 10 (usual in Spain, too). The holydays period is different, too.
What do you like about studying in Poland?
I loved studying in Poland and the Erasmus experience, it seemed to me a very friendly country, where people is always ready to help...a country you must discover
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
Copernicus, Chopin, Marie Curie, Roman Polanski, John Paul II
Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:
Warsaw, where I spent my Erasmus; Krakow, which I visited many times, magical and wonderful; Łódź, where I went to The Fashion Week Poland; Gdańsk and Sopot, and the Baltic Sea.... Szczecin and Poznan, too.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
The USA I want to go in the future!!
Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:
I'm not member of any organization but I would had been member of the ESN or similar in my country of origin.
Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?