Veslava from Lithuania her time in Gdansk
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
Hello, my name is Veslava. I am from small but very beautiful country, Lithuania. I am 18 years old and I am studying International business relations at the University of Gdansk Faculty of Economics.
What has surprised you in Poland?
In fact, nothing. Lithuania is very similar with its habits, lifestyle and people to Poland. So for me it wasn't such a surprisingly country. And it`s not my first time in Poland. I've been here a lot of times to visit etc.
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
I was attending Polish school in Lithuania, so why not to study in Poland. I should also mention that I'm Pole from Lithuania it is all because of very interesting history of these two countries. Poland is like my second motherland. And the other reason to study here was desire to be independent from my parents, just live my life.
Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:
Of course I remember it. I didn't have problems with language or other things. For me was a little strange to use to all: streets, skm trains, find by myself places which I needed. But I managed with it very good, and after few days I felt here like at home.
Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in Lithuania:
There are not so many differences. In Lithuania we start studies at September , here - October. And scale of assessment is different. In Lithuania you can get maximum 10 points, here 5. In other sides I think it is very similar.
What do you like about studying in Poland?
Of course studying in Polish language. But other point is that here is a lot of international students. I like very much to meet new people, know more about culture, habits of their countries. The other point is really amazing parties in Tricity. Students life it is not only about studying but of course party!
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
Yes, I know very much famous people from Poland. Starting from Rej, Kochanowski, Mickiewicz, Słowacki and of course a lot of musicians, sportsmen's.
Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:
I am falling in love in Sopot. It is really an awesome place to be : to live, to work or just to hang out.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
I want to visit Spain. I like very much Spanish lifestyle, culture etc. The second places is Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia . It is really amazing places for me. Moscow - full of life, people and actions; St. Petersburg - cultural capital of Russia, romantic buildings reminds about glorious Russian past.
Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:
No, I'm not a member of any organization.
Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?
Now I am planning to be here at least for 5 years. I can't say nothing about future, because I didn't decide yet where I want to live and work. But with every day Poland becomes for me more closer and it will be really nice to live here