1. What does ESN mean to you?
Haha. It’s my whole world! ;) You can meet members of our organization basically anywhere you go. We create an amazing society which allows us to meet loads of incredible people in the most distant places in the world.
2. How did your ESN adventure start?
Some people laugh at me that all I do in ESN is sandwiches. There is something true about that and about my beginnings – I started by preparing sandwiches during UPGRADE in Cracow. The project that I’ve been involved in since the very beginning was NEG (at that time the name was ESNOLYMPICS). While being a couple-week-fresher in ESN, I have been coaching one of the teams and playing basketball and volleyball.
3. How did ESN change your life? / Why have you joined?
I have joined ESN because of the amount of free time I had after passing a very intense semester. My friend’s sister was a member of ESN UJ (send my love to Klaudia Gwiżdż <3) and she was saying so many great things about it that I couldn’t resist myself but to join. ESN has changed my life so much. Then most importantly, I met tones of fantastic people (everyone probably says that). The network made me curious about the world, cultures and allowed me to work on my plans for the future. It gave me a set of soft skills which I wouldn’t be able to gain in my technical studies.
4. If you were an ESN project, what would you be?
National Erasmus Games – before ESN my whole life was sport. In high school I would’ve been able to chant the Monday sum-up of sports news, Polish Ekstraklasa and other international leagues.
5. #FunFact about a life in ESN.
My friend who recruited me to ESN AGH, after 1,5 year, became a coordinator and I became a member of the local board.
6. Did you go on the Erasmus+ exchange? What is the most interesting experience you had so far?
Yes. I am now on one! ;) I can’t choose just one experience. Every day something new happens, new stories, new people, new places. I would say that the most interesting is all the “new” that you can stumble upon.
7. What inspires and motivates you the most?
People, close people. Whenever I lack the strength or will to do something a brief conversation can make everything ok again. Some might say that the most ridiculous ideas come up to my mind then I’m with friends, but after all they are not ridiculous at all.
8. Favourite place in the world?
Anywhere I can feel sand on my feet, listen to the sound of waves, look at the colours of the ocean and feel the salt in the air.
9. Has ESN helped you discover some things you didn’t know you were good at?
This can be singing which I practice during many karaoke nights with ESN.