University of Pavol Jozef Safarik

Gita Feldmane

20 years, winter term 2013 - Law, Daugavpils Universitāte, Daugavpils, Latvia

My Erasmus..the BEST time!! Every day with new emotions- the greatest ones!
Trips, parties, projects, another culture, friendship-amazing! Amazing people around.

So many "First Times" here, what gives experience for life and changes it! Erasmus- for sure the greatest time of life! :))
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Zane Kažus 

21 years, winter term 2013 - Law, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia

It was great time with great people. I was enjoying every day,every week here-in Kosice.
Time of studying, dormitory life, trips, adventures and parties...
it was the best time of my life. I agree, that Erasmus is one big party,
but I like this party! :D I met new people and now i have friends almost everywhere in the world :)
I agree, that Erasmus will change your life for sure. :) Just enjoy it ;)

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Aleksandra Ivanova 

25 years, winter term 2012 - plant physiology, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

My "Erasmus" life in Kosice really felt like living the dream. It is way too difficult to describe what it's like being in a foreign country without any people you know whatsoever and all of a sudden you start feeling at home surrounded by friends from all over the world like one big international family! It is the most valuable experience everyone should have a moment like this in his life.

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Alina-Ioana Truta

21 years, winter term 2013 - American studies, Universitatea Transilvania, Brasov, Romania

Erasmus was my first opportunity of going abroad. I had interesting experiences, got accustomed to a new school and evaluation system, met ESN members that helped me and guided me, as well as people from all over the world.

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Ondřej Turek

24years, winter term 2012, Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Opava, Czech Republic

Erasmus was great experience. The only problem was a library and the charges for some things like ISIC card etc. plus the accommodation (Kitchens). We very appreciate the work of dr. Marta Sendekova and other employees of the university.

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Santiago Recio Carvaj

22years, full year 2011/12 - British and American studies (English Philology)/Faculty of Arts, Universidat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca. Spain

Best choice I've ever made

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Kinga Zielnicka

24years, winter term 2012, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland

Great experience, beautifull country, the old town of Kosice - amazing. I've met a lot of people from different countries. We had free time filled by ESN ideas, really nice one. Decision to choose Slovakia as Erasmus scholarship was very good. :) 

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Veronika Klaclová

21year, full year 2011/12 - Central European Studies , Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Opava, Czech republic

The Erasmus was perfect. The buddies took care about us and made great parties. Exams weren´t difficult and the courses were interesting. I reccomended Erasmus to my friends.

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Mónica Catarina Castro Oliveira

22years, summer 2013 - Biology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

Erasmus has the ability to change or improve people's life's. You're in touch with a whole new different place, culture and traditions. You get to know yourself better and you have the opportunity to develop your own self. If you're not adventurous, you'll learn to be it; if you think you're not ready to be involved in new things, you will lose the fear; and you will see yourself in a new environment and you begin to call it home. You'll make new friends, visit new places, share experiences, be in touch with different cultures, experience new traditions, you'll live as much as you can and in the end you'll consider it the best experience of your life.

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Rosa Ortiz Medina

25years, winter term 2011 - British and American studies (English Philology)/Faculty of Arts, Universidad de Jañen, Spain

Really, I have to say that It was the best period of my life. I met some of my best friends for life, not only from my country, but friends that I know I will have forever, from everywhere, and I know I will have to visit them because I miss all of them really a lot. Actually, I met the LOVE of my life there, and we always will remember Kosice like our real city.

The people that helped me when I first arrived was amazing. Meggy and Zuzanna were really really amazing, they did everthing for our confort and knowledge about the city, the country, the language, traditions...I felt like home since the very first day. They organized parties, journeys and lots of activities for all of us in order to meet each other and to have fun.

Academically, I have to say that I learnt more than in my University in Spain. I had to study a lot but I really recognize that I was very nice to me because I grew up. Basically, I learnt to study in my Erasmus year (It is rare but true).

Finally, and repeating about friends, not only friends but cultures, languages and CONVIVENCE. I matured in all aspects, I had to live in the same dormitory with people from several countries and different cultures, and everybody learnt about EVERYBODY. All of us knew all about the others (traditions, culture, language...) and all of us respected everyone. That was the best. The people, the friends...

So, I really think about my Erasmus life, Kosice, and friends each day of my life. I really do.

Thank you for all.

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Laura Labrador

23years, full year 2012/13 - General medicine, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

I had a really good experience, met a lot of new people all over the world and travell a lot. At first it took a while to get used to the slovak habits but at the end we were really happy with everything. It was an amazing year.

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Petra Horáčková

20years, winter term 2013 - Nursing ošetrovateľstvo, Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Moc se mi tu líbilo, kdybych měla znovu na výběr tak bych si Košice vybrala znovu :-)

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Pedro Sirvent Burns

21years, full year 2011/12 - British and American studies (English Philology)/Faculty of Arts, Universitat de les Isles Balears, Mallorca, Spain

My Erasmus experience was unforgetable. At first, Slovakia was shocking. Different cultures, and different backround, made it harder to know the city and its people.

But, once settled, kosice, upjs, esn, and other people made the city much kore appealing and friendly. After a year in Kosice I Was able to make friends and learn some words of Slovak.
Now I can say that slovakia (kosice) was my home for a year, and for sure, one day, i will come back!

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Anastasia Panagiotidou

24 years, winter term 2011 - Public administration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences,Athens, Greece

My Erasmus experience in Kosice was the BEST 6 months of my life so far!!!
Different culture, language, climate, habits, all this was a chalenge to learn, appreciate and mature a lot!
For me, living in the students dormitory with all the other Erasmus people was the best part, we learnt so much about each others language, culture, music and of course FOOD of other countries :P
Also, ESN girls were so helpful and adorable, i will always remember especially my sweet Zuzka, my helpful Andrea and our best guide to the trip ever, Dominica :D
Academically, is was easier for me than my home university, even though it was in English and not in my native language.
We met friends for a lifetime, some of us fell in love, and i can say that this was OUR HOME for the time we spent there, so we will go back one day.
Until then, Kosice DO TOHO!!! ;)

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EFSTATHIA PASIALI

years 22, summer term 2015, Panteio Panepistimio, Athens, Greece

The Erasmus experience is unforgetable for me. I feel like Kosice is my second home and the friends I ve made will stay in my heart forever. I hope to see each and everyone of them somewhere around the world. Coming back home was difficult at first, but then it gets easier. Sometimes I miss my life there and I wish I had a chance to live it for one more day. But life goes on, and I hope that there are many things to come as good as this beautiful 5 months of my life.

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Damián Iglesias Álvarez

years 24, academic year 2015/2016, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

In general it was a good experience. I would like to repeat.