My name is Kamilla Zsófia Molnár. I am 23 years old student from Hungary. I have studied 5 months at the Collegium Civitas University, in the capital of Poland, Warsaw.
When trying to choose which destination I should go, I had three options: Czech Republic (Brno), the Netherlands (Tilburg), and Poland (Warsaw). I looked up the countries, the cities, the possibilities and the universities, of course.
Poland was the exception out of those three, which were mentioned before, because I have never been there. Perhaps, that was one of the reasons why I wanted to go to Warsaw so much and my decision was a really quick one. I had all this information about every city and I thought Warsaw could be the one where I can spend my Erasmus Semester. I liked everything about it and I could imagine myself living there. All in all, I felt like it was the best option for me.
While spending my Erasmus semester in Warsaw, I also had a chance to visit Polish cities. I have visited Kraków twice and I have been in Gdansk too. I really recommend both of destinations. Gdańsk caught me in a special way, because I love places where there is a seaside. Poland has not only beautiful cities, but also delicious cuisine. I ate fried dumplings with salmon and camembert and that was one of the best things I ever tasted. I tried them in the polish restaurant Zapiecek, which became one of my favourites during my stay. Good food, good drinks, good place!
I decided to spend half a year abroad, because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone, get to know new people, and to improve my English. That was one of my Erasmus experience expectations, which appeared to be a reality as well. In the end of my Erasmus program, I was able to achieve everything I mentioned before.
Yet, it seems to me that the school was harder than I imagined it to be. In details, I had a lot of lessons and the exam period was quite tiring and much more stressful than it is usually at home.
Besides that, I travelled a lot and I made lifelong friendships. Thinking of something I could take back home as a memory of my Erasmus semester, I would actually take all my friends; I really miss them.
I can confidently say, that my Erasmus experience has met my expectations.