Student of Bachelor`s program at Innopolis University (Spring 2020)
I chose the University of Luxembourg because it was funded by an Erasmus+ program; also, I have a friend who lives there.
Though my exchange was affected by COVID-19, I would still say it was amazing. I met wonderful people, learned a lot of new things, visited a lot of places. I even did skydiving.
There are lots of events, sports classes, dancing classes and acting classes where you can meet new people. There is an event called "Ideation Camp". Here you can show your entrepreneurship skills.
Students who apply for an exchange program need to be sure. I had to stay in Luxembourg due to COVID restrictions. Be prepared for any kind of problems or situations and always rely on yourself.
Luxembourg has the best canteens that have a variety of food and it`s very cheap. Unfortunately, due to COVID, everything was closed during my stay in the country.”
Lectures at <b>Sapienza University (Italy)</b> were engaging and containing complicated topics in an easy-to-understand form.<br> <br> I would recommend students who wish to go on an exchange program to take part in all possible activities which partner university can provide, visit the county of exchange, and make friends.<br>
I had a chance to dive into the history of the foreign country. During the exchange at <b>METU (Turkey)</b>, I lived with friends and one of them was Turkish. This guy showed the key places in Ankara and gave a short review of modern Turkish history. The brightest day of my exchange program was the day of Remembering Ataturk on 10th November at 9:05 AM when I met many people outside in a crowded street to see how the nation respects its father.
<p> It was a warm spring night with cherry blossom trees around, I and 20 more exchange students at <b>KAIST (South Korea)</b> from all around the world met on the roof of the library to drink Korean soju and sing American songs. </p>
<p> I had a chance to study with Korean students at <b>Seoul National University (South Korea)</b> for a short term to see how hard they study in their university. </p>
I chose <b>METU</b> because of its reputation and high ranking in the area.
I chose <b>Seoul National University (South Korea)</b> mostly due to its high rankings and high quality of education that is recognized in Korea and worldwide.
<p> “I always wanted to go somewhere for an Exchange programme, but I was not sure where to go. Couple of weeks before the application deadline a new university was added - the university I have chosen as my first option - The ‘Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember’” - Adela Krylova </p> <p> </p> <p> “Until the very last moment, I was not sure if I would go for an exchange. Initially, I chose 2 universities where I would like to go for an exchange. After the deadline for the forms came and all documents were submitted, I realised that I did not like my choice of the second university, so I was only left with the first one - ‘Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember’ or ITS.” - Roman Makarov </p>
<p> </p> <p> My time in ADA University (Baku, Azerbaijan) definitely exceeded my expectations. From the beautiful views of the city to the high academic standards of the university I loved my time there. </p> <p> ADA being the top university in Azerbaijan gave me the chance to interact with amazing people from all over the world, participate in cool events, conferences, concerts, charity and I even got to meet Koichi Wakata a renowned Japanese astronaut since the International Astronautical Congress took place in ADA. I especially loved the IEEE Women in Engineering Panel Discussion. I had previously written several papers in Innopolis and everyone knows getting your paper in IEEE is a big deal so being with these female pioneers in the field felt great. There are many other women driven events and clubs which I was a part of. </p> <br> <p> </p>
<p> </p> <p> Never have we changed life so greatly before the exchange program. </p> <p> </p>