Hi! My name is Elmina Čokrlija and I am coming from Montenegro. I am studying Economy and Finance in Turkey so it is not the first time for me to go abroad, but it is definitely new and great experience!
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” ‒ Flora Lewis This is the main reason why I decided to do Erasmus, I wanted to improve my English and to learn one more language (at least some of basic things). So I decided to go to Poland, country with interesting history and beautiful places to see. Also, Poland is located almost in the center of Europe so it is very easy to find cheap train or bus tickets to other countries. About Pila I can say that it is small but very peaceful city with beautiful nature and parks where you can have long walks with your friends or even go running.
During the Erasmus I have met different people from different countries. Also I had a chance to try their food, to share my experiences with them… We became a family by the time and that is the most precious thing for me! Because, every human being that we meet in our life teaches us something new and helps us to improve ourselves or even helps us to become a better person. We are spending a lot of time together in the kitchen, because we have to make food for ourselves. So my recommendation for you is to learn to cook before you go to Erasmus, or you will HAVE TO learn it here. :)
At the end I can say that Erasmus is a once in a lifetime opportunity, as this is one of the few moments in life when you're being offered the freedom to travel without being questioned about your reasons to do so and also be offered financial support. Also, Erasmus is much more than just studying abroad and discovering new people, it's about rediscovering a better version of yourself. So don’t think twice and go ahead, you won’t regret!