Vera Portuguese student in Wroclaw

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

My name is Vera and came from Portugal, more precisely in the beautiful city of Guarda. In Portugal I am finishing a degree in Sport and I think in the future become a physical education teacher. I practice futsal and tennis, but I put aside these sports to become a female referee of football 11 I study at Physical Education Academy in Wroclaw.

What has surprised you in Poland?

In Poland, more precisely in Wroclaw I was surprised by the beauty of the buildings and size of green spaces, such as gardens. I was surprised also that the Polish people were not very friendly but once in a while i found a Polish person more communicative.

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

I decided to study in Poland for being a country not too hot, since I prefer places with snow and also because it is cheap, since Portugal is in crisis. What made me come to Wroclaw was the fact of having friends who have had experience here and then give me some good advice on this city.

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

What it cost more the first few days was even able to get kitchen utensils, such as graphs, knives and spoons. I had to ask sometimes borrowed.

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

I think is not much difference overall. But I think teachers create lessons for different students in erasmus, therefore, comparing classes for erasmus with normal classes, I think we were very captivating because they were very practices which helped to understand more and better.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

I think the teachers are always very attentive to the students and their difficulties, always trying to enhance lessons.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

I know some because initially we were given a block with some information which contained very important people in Poland, for example, Pope John Paul II, Marie Curie, Copernicus and Chopin.

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

I think the green parks or places where I usually go out for tea have very good influence on me. I can name the ryneck which is a great place to take a nice tea and as a park can mention Szczytnicki Park where there are many outdoor animals.

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

I do not have much desire to visit any country, but had immense curiosity to see auscwitz and went there last week.

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


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

Yes, I would return in the future, but this time with my family or friends. Because Poland is a place that a person does not get tired, always has beautiful things to see.

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