Student from France in Torun
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
My name is Nicolas R., I'm 21, I come from France i'm studying Business administration in UMK and in France i'm studying in Angers.
What has surprised you in Poland?
Some few things surprised me as the sauce on the Pizza or the state of the train network or the big places in each city (rynek). The changing weather too and also the fact that people hardly speak English in some key area (train or dormitory)
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
There is a double diploma between UMK and University of Angers, and I wanted to travel and discover the Europe and Poland so it perfectly matched what I wanted to do.
Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:
The first days of studying there was an integration week for Erasmus and it was really hard to wake up and go to school at Sunday ! I wasn't mentally prepared. Otherwise the teacher were great so I didn't went through a lot of struggle set aside maybe the polish lesson (to learn a new language such as Polish is not that easy !)
Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in France:
In the first hand in France we have approximately 30 hours of study a week, here hardly 15. SO it's quite a difference. But in the other hand we do not have any vacation in Poland compare to France. So It's quite different. Also some courses are maybe a bit too early (everybody get the highest mark as soon as they do their homework...)
What do you like about studying in Poland?
The people here are really open and helpful. Also you don't have to write anythings as teachers gives you the slides so that's great.
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
Jean Paul 2, and Nicolas Copernicus
Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:
Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw, Torun and Krakow
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
I would like to go to Australia in the near future (or so i hope I will be able to go)
Have you made any permanent relations with polish students? What do you like in the most of them?
Yes, I do, I think it's the fact that they are always joyful and happy to be there and it doesn't matter when i find them always nice
Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?
For sure because Poland is really a beautiful place and i made friends here that I wanna see again! Moreover I want to enjoy the different cost of life again :)