Užsienio studentai pas mus

Madina Kenzhebekova from Kazakhstan

Hello, my name is Madina Kenzhebekova and I am an exchange student from Kazakhstan. I am incredibly excited to spend a semester in Lithuania. I study at the faculty of mathematics and Informatics, also I have courses from other faculties. In this letter I would like to highlight and Express my gratitude to Daiva Janavičienė, my teacher from the Institute of foreign languages. why? from her practical courses I got a lot of useful information and was able to understand which skills I should improve in the future.

             In the audience democracy and justice reign, ranging from relationships to students finishing with the evaluation of our works. I never felt myself strange or left out, as the situation during the lesson allows the students to fully demonstrate their abilities.I particularly liked the style of lessons. We learned not only  through books, but also analyzed scientific films, perform listening tasks and presented the themes, which we chose by ourselves,   to develop language  capabilities.

I appreciate  Vilnius University for the opportunity and obtained invaluable experience.

 

Erasmus experience in Vilnius.

I'm Maria Camilla Rapone, an italian student from Parma university. I gradueted in humanities on December, and, after the graduation, I thought that it was the right moment to leave and begin a new experience. So, on the 4th of February I took off and I reached the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius.

My first impression was so traumatic and, I could say, awful. I was far from my hometown, from my family and from all my loved ones, alone. It was so cold (-18 degree) and it was constantly snowing. At the university I discovered that two of my courses had been cancelled and I didn't have a lot of time to find others.

Then, as soon as all the courses began, everything changed. All the teachers proved very kind with me, understanding my situation and my initial difficulties. They gave me some suggestions and advices about how face some problems and how improve the language. The university's system totally differs from mine. Comparing with Italy, where we thoroughly deal with a smaller range of arguments, here the teachings are more general, probably in order to give basic informations about everything. But, at the same time, I was so surprise about the university's system, because every day we used to have some homeworks (like during the high school) or short presentations about several topics. Even the atmosphere in the class was completely different: in the case of Italy, every is very formal and serious, but in Vilnius you can discuss face to face with your classmates, gathered around a table, express your opinion whetever it is, talk with teacher without that usual pressure I always had in my country. And I think that this type of system could be very usefull if you are a foreign and you would like to become part of a new group, especially in Lithuania, where people are usually reserved.

I can say that here I have learnt a lot, not only about what I studied, but mostly about life, different cultures, traditions and people. Everyone teachs me something, and I'm so grateful to Vilnius University and to Vilnius itself.

The whole erasmus project is a wonderfull and incomparable experience you cannot escape from, and I hardly recommend to everyone to do it. Before coming I didn't know if Vilnius would be the right destination for my personality and for my goals, I was afraid of wasting time or falling behind others, but now my mood have undergone a radical change. During your life, you have a lot of choices and a lot of opportunities to recover your mistake, and just now, at the end of all, I understood that if I hadn't come I would have done the biggest mistake of my life.

Just now I can say that Vilnius, with its cathedral square, with its riverfront, with its bridge and its green areas turning all my expectations upside down in a very positive manner.

So, be brave, pack your bags, and leave because it will be unforgettable!

IKI PASIMATYMO VILNIUS!

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