My name is Clarisa-Raluca Gligor, I am from Romania and as a Erasmus student I will express my opinion about Poland.
Firstly, I can say that I chose Poland because I heard that it is a country that deserves to be seen especially in terms of history. Referring to the history of Poland I know that it was destroyed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during their invasion of Poland at the beginning of World War II. Millions of Polish citizens died during the occupation. The country’s geographic location was shifted to the west and it largely lost its traditional multi-ethnic character. By the late 1980s Solidarnosc, a Polish labors movement, became crucial in bringing about a peaceful transition from a communist state to the capitalist economic system and liberal parliamentary democracy. This process resulted in the creation of the modern Polish state in 1989 - 1991. Why we need to know the history? The answer is very simple: to not repeat it!
Secondly, I would like to tell you about Pila because I live and work here. From day one I was impressed by the cleanliness of the city and its the green space. Truth be told I liked the local lakes a lot! Actually we go to the lake almost daily. And, to be honest, a country with hospitable people such as those in Poland is the perfect place to spend your holidays.
Now, talking about the feeling of the first day of work I can say that I was impressed by the help I received from colleagues and of course the boss who is always taking care of us!
After the first month I spent here, I can say strongly that I don’t want to go back home too soon. Why? Very simple: When you meet great people in the perfect place you want to spend as much time as possible with them. When I say great people I’m talking about the colleagues from the office and of course about the Erasmus students with whom I spend all day. In the morning we are going to the office and after we have many activities that do not allow us to get bored. Actually, these days we are planning to visit Auschwitz and Krakow. I’m anxious to see Auschwitz, to see traces of history with my own eyes.
In conclusion, my advice for all Romanian students is to apply for Poland, especially Pila. Here you will meet wonderful people, wonderful places, a culture and a civilization like ours but in the same time so different than ours; here you will find a quiet but interesting place and if you are interested, in Poland you can find places where history still talks!