My name is Sebastian Ludwig, I’m 27 and I study intercultural communication at Chemnitz University of Technologies in Germany. My Erasmus receiving institution in Poland was University of Warsaw.I did not know anything about Eastern Europe and despite the fact that my city is really close to Poland border, I never had a chance or, better to say, a reason to visit Poland. For me, Erasmus Program was, therefore, an obvious reason to take the opportunity and to get some knowledge about my „neighbours“:)
If to describe Poles very shortly, I would say that they are disciplined, always in hurry but very kind and friendly. The thing that I liked in being a foreigner in Poland is poles’ attitude toward people. To my opinion, Polish people are distanced and reserved at the beginning, especially when you come from Germany. But when they get to know you better, poles are very polite and generous.It was very nice in Poland: people, culture, and, of course, the city of Warsaw, which to my opinion is interesting enough to write tons of books about. The city is huge and you will always find new interesting spots, bars, places, and so on. It is hard to describe because it is so great. You don’t know where to start. I suggest, that all people should experience it on their own.