Vlad about his studies in Warsaw

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

My name is Vlad. I am from Ukraine. Now I live in Warsaw and study at the Lazarski University at faculty of International Relations and European Studies in English. I am 19 years old.

What has surprised you in Poland?

More 'European' way of life and quality of education. Many possibilities for young people. Lots of different programs that give a chance to travel study and get experience

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

Just wanted to study abroad(not in Ukraine). Poland was very suitable for this reason because language was quite similar, close to home and cost of living and studying lower than in other EU states

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

During first week I have a problem of mixed languages in my head. Ukraine and Russian for talking with parents and friends, Polish to speak in city with Polish classmates etc and English for having classes in the university

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

We don't have so many parts of getting mark ( presentations, quizzes, essays, midterms etc). Average lecture in Ukraine is shorter - 90 minutes.

What do you like about studying in Poland?

Definitely like it.

Do you know any famous people from Poland?

Some politics, film directors that's all

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

Warsaw in general :)

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

India, China, Mexico

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

In our university we have Young Researcher for Social Science club. Now I am working on my research within this organization

Have you made any permament relations with polish students? What do you like most in them?

I have few very good polish friends - very nice people which will help you when you ask

If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it. 

In today's world the best way to start business is in Internet. Will start with it

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

Not sure if I am going to finish my master study somewhere else. Haven't decided yet

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