I am a physiotherapy graduate from Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey. I came from Turkey to Poland for the Erasmus+ Programme. I had my internship at Regional Hospital in Kalisz. Hence, I could experience how the health sector of another country looks like. I’ve learned the differences between the Turkish and Polish health sectors. This allowed me to gain a different standpoint for my job. Before I came to Poland, Erasmus+ Coordinator of PWSZ Kalisz University helped me. I’ve had my dormitory set up before I even came here. After I came to Poland, I was brought to where my internship was located, where I had its details explained. My mentors in the hospital were very polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. I am very grateful to them, and I’ve had good relationships with them during my traineeship. I still am in contact with them. Life in the dormitory was nice. I’ve met new friends from other countries. We had school trips organized, which allowed us to see Wroclaw and Poznan. The university organized various activities for us. In short, the university took care of us. Living in Kalisz was beautiful. Kalisz is a beautiful city – quiet, tidy, and with nice parks. Life was cheaper than in other European countries. It was possible to afford living there with just an Erasmus+ scholarship. However, if you would want to visit other countries, you would have to save some money first. My friends and I traveled to Gdansk, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.
To summarize, the Erasmus+ life was unbelievable. I’ve had many different experiences and valuable memories.
I think everyone should participate in the Erasmus+ programme.
I wish that everyone has good things happen to them during the Erasmus+.
Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey