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Each year, a huge number of international students apply and look forward to studying in Germany. Each student who packs their bags and travels to Germany has their own individual Erasmus experience. Additionally, each distinct event is wonderful in its own way. Uridine Lajçi, a Kosovo-born Erasmus student, has consented to share her life’s journey with us, including the good, the wonderful, and the not-so-great. Her semester-long experience studying abroad in Germany as an international student is, to put it mildly, quite satisfying as an Erasmus Bachelor student at the University of Freiburg.
Here is what Uridije has to say about everything from living costs in Germany for international students to social life to the university experience.
Ans. I’ve always wanted to spend a semester or possibly apply for a Master’s degree in Germany since I studied German as a foreign language. So, when I noticed the University of Prishtina announcement for the Erasmus scholarship, I decided to apply right away.
Ans. I had no difficulties with the application procedure. The Erasmus application guidelines provide clear instructions for the entire process.
Ans. The scholarship provided me with an allowance of 800 EUR each month. All monthly living expenditures in Germany might be met with this sum. It depends on what kind of expenses a person has.
Ans. Yes, as soon as we (the Erasmus students) came, mentors were given to us who assisted us with finding housing. With their assistance, we were able to settle into shared flats (Wohngemeinschaft). Additionally, I should emphasize that the institution covered all of our travel expenses for the six months we spent there. Despite the fact that we were given this as a gift (the first students from Pristina to go to the University of Freiburg through Erasmus).
Ans. We could select from six different student residences in Freiburg, and we could do so online. Since not everything is as it seems in images, I would like to advise prospective students to research and learn as much as they can about the living situations in the dorms or flat shares.
Ans. The university surpassed my expectations in a big way. What I appreciate about the institution the most, aside from the great study spaces, the library, and the welcoming workspace, was how the subjects were organized. The student had the option of taking the exam or working on seminars and submitting a seminar paper at the end.
The work I did was on seminars, working on lectures proved to be quite practical, particularly for students who have busy schedules.
The fact that the sessions took the form of dialogues really highlighted how courteous the instructors were to the students. No one’s viewpoints were dismissed or mocked during debates, and the teachers were always very patient and kind when overseas students found it difficult to explain themselves. Additionally, they were always available for discussions, particularly with Erasmus programme participants.
Ans. The remaining charges are manageable if the university costs are paid. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how much food, clothing, and lodging in dorms cost.
Ans. Of course, it will be a big help. German was the language used in my classes, which did not bother me because I can speak it. There were some classes, nevertheless, where it was not necessary to speak German. I have also met many other overseas students who could navigate Germany without speaking the language fairly effectively.
Ans. We traveled both inside and outside of Germany throughout our time (myself and my friends) in Germany. I traveled to cities like Stuttgart, Konstanz, München, Karlsruhe, and Friedrichshafen within Germany. I traveled to Paris, Colmar, Amsterdam, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Como outside of Germany.
Ans. Yes, I made a lot of new foreign friends while I was studying in Germany. I made friends in China, Russia, Australia, Canada, and Romania, among other countries.
Ans. Some of the highlights of my stay in Germany included learning about the German educational system, the culture and heritage, social customs, exploring the vast collection of books at the university library, and making new friends.
Utilizing communal areas in WG, such as the kitchen and restroom, as well as experiencing homesickness are among the most difficult things, in my opinion.
Ans. Without a doubt, my Erasmus experience was worthwhile! I am now a more knowledgeable person and a better student as a result of this experience. At the same time, it has given me some of the best friendship-related memories. The icing on the cake was all the traveling I was able to accomplish during my six months in Germany as an international student.
Thus, it is quite evident from Uridine Lajçi’s experience that living and studying in Germany comes with a plethora of benefits- networking, world class education, and an opportunity to travel.
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