Alina Jana

How would you describe your Erasmus experience at UGD?

I would describe my Erasmus experience at UGD as quite interesting. It was interesting to see how students study in Macedonia, what kind of lessons do they have and why they’re studying. As a foreign student I felt welcomed at UGD. Even though I prefer to study at my hometown university, UGD tried to support us in any matter whatsoever. For me, it was a real life experience because there won’t be changing life experience all the time. You learn the most from little experience where you begin to understand what really matters for you and your future life. To sum up I don’t regret studying at UGD.

Do you think your exchange can be useful for you in your future working life? In what way?

My exchange was useful for my future working life, because I got to know a different area of law I didn’t know before. Thereby, it gave me new opportunities in what kind of area I want to work later on. I am very happy that I found an area I am so interested in.

How would you describe your overall experience in Macedonia?

I would describe my experience in Macedonia as an experience where I had to leave my comfort zone. At the beginning it was difficult to settle because of the language, culture and the different standards in Macedonia compared to Germany. Without my friends I met during the Erasmus stay, it would have been more difficult for me. We helped each other, travelled together, studied together and tried to understand the Macedonian culture and language. It was an experience I will never forget because now I appreciate what I have at home. I will never forget all the people I met during my stay, all the conversations I had and all the good places I saw in Macedonia and other Balkan states. I don’t regret my choice because it was important and useful for my personal development.

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