1.What does ESN mean for you?
ESN means possibilities. A chance to transform yourself, discover your strong and weak sides, develop what’s the best in you and reach for more. Most of all it’s gaining new skills, drawing inspiration and learning from the best ones. ESN is also people who become one’s driving force, who keep my spirits up even in the worst moments. People, who share the same dreams and goals.
2. Why have you joined ESN?
A friend of mine told me about the recruitment to ESN UJ. We went together to the interviews. I remember that the day was extremely rainy, so I made the decision to keep her company at the very last moment. A few days later I got a message from a Board Member confirming my application to the section. Back then I didn’t think I would get so far.
3. Fun fact from your #ESNlife.
Before I started to actively volunteer in projects of ESN UJ I had been keeping in touch with my Angel who introduced me to the section’s structures. Only after a certain time did I get to know that my Angel was in fact the then President of ESN UJ.
4. What has changed in your life since you’ve joined ESN?
Thanks to my activity in ESN, there have appeared new opportunities. First of all, I got my dream job in recruitment. The skills gained as a local Coordinator and then a section President decided upon my promotion. Moreover, contact with exchange students has opened me to the world and completely changed my approach to studying or doing an internship abroad.
5. What has ESN taught you?
Self-confidence works wonders. Not everyone is born with the ability to make brave decisions, that’s why ESN is the place where one can learn it.
6. If you were to be an ESN project, which one would it be?
Obviously Mov’in Europe. It may sound cliché, but mobility is the opportunity that the previous generations didn’t have. The challenge of making the decision about studying abroad is the lack of knowledge. Mov’in Europe aims to provide the information. Mobility is a chance to meet amazing people, get to know new cultures and broaden one’s mind.
7. Have you been on Erasmus exchange?
During the summer I spent 3 months doing my internship in Spain where I worked with Flamenco dancers. I had been thinking of studying abroad and finally the curiosity for Erasmus life in a new city won. Next academic year I’m moving to Sevilla.
8. Your favourite place on the planet is...
Definitely Sevilla.. When I visited my friend on Erasmus+ exchange, I fell in love with the Spanish culture. The stress-free approach, hospitality, the cuisine, the music and dance – these are the things that make me dream of coming back there.
9. Your favourite word?
ESNspirit. It’s the word that allows me to believe in the unity connecting each and every ESN member. The association consociates incredible people who sometimes forget about the values that motivated them at the beginning, that’s why ESNspirit reminds about the true passion to what Erasmus Student Network does.