My Erasmus Life

My Erasmus story started in 2015 when I first went to the city of Lodz in Poland with the help of Erasmus program. It was there that I met different culture and different people — all that made the atmosphere very unique. That experience was one of the most unforgettable ones in my life.

 

When the day has come for me to go back home I felt sadness because it was the end of the time I got to spend with my new friends. But it was just my first Erasmus experience, and I realized it does not have to end there. I was extremely happy to go back to Poland, but this time I decided to visit a different place. I chose Toruń — a beautiful city that is home to WSKSiM. Our college was absolutely perfect: the Dean’s office, teachers, students.. All of them were incredibly friendly when I met them. But I would like to give special thanks to dr. Anna Rakowska for her hospitality and willingness to help at any time.

The five months I got to spend in Toruń went by so fast that I felt as if it was only a mere week instead. Unfortunately, time flew by and I was unable to stop it despite the fact that I wanted to do so. It was eye-opening for me since I was able to learn so much about myself as well as about all people around me. It taught me that one should try to make the most out of that period of time. The key is to remain as open-minded as this adventure has taught me, and continue enjoying everything that happens. Erasmus life is like a rollercoaster ride. You go up and down, and everything is so exciting. The sad part is at the end of the ride, when you have to get off the train.

Ultimately, I had to say my goodbyes to the perfect city that became my home for the most memorable five months of my life. It changed the way I feel about myself by constantly keeping my mood up. Even though I had to leave, I will always remember the people I met there and how awesome they were. We became a big family, and I am proud to say that I am a part of it. I will never forget this experience — all the sadness of parting is worth having if that means that I get to keep my memories of the time when I stayed in WSKSiM. Thank you for those beautiful days!

Rustam SIRDAŞ

Student from Afghanistan, studying in Turkey