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University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Zufar from Uzbekistan, staff exchange @ University of Ljubljana

Cholponai from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aizada from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Saikal from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Aigul from Kazakhstan, staff exchange @ University of Ljubljana

My name is Aigul Shakhmanova. I am senior lecturer at Narxoz University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. My major specialization is Entrepreneurship and Business Organization. I think the University of Ljubljana, in particular the Faculty of Economics, is one of the best options for study. It has strong academic position, people working here are dedicated to their jobs, facilities are very comfortable, everything is organized very well, and the most important people are kind and helpful. Everyday life in Ljubljana is really different from life in Almaty. Almaty is really chaotic and Ljubljana is calm and peaceful , gives time to think without rushing, plus very comfortable conditions, green environment, fresh air, comfortable facilities all these give real opportunities for fruitful research and other work. Erasmus Mundus gave me an opportunity to widen my views, to think out of my habits and boundaries, direction to further work.

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Nuri from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

My name is Nuri Mambetkazieva. I am from Kyrgyzstan. I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana (FELU). Initially, I didn’t even choose between several universities. I chose only one university - FELU. FELU is the best place to study, because there are many opportunities for getting knowledge in the field of business and economics. Seminars and lectures are interesting. There are also excellent events. Faculty has equipped classrooms, wide corridors, many exits, library and high-quality teaching and administrative staff. These are people with a huge baggage of experience and skills. There are privileges for students such as student meal and Urbana card. These greatly facilitate the life of students. I met new people; I felt the different mentality, a different culture. Students of FELU are friendly and helpful. In general, I like to study here.

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Zohidjon from Uzbekistan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hello ! My name is Zohidjon Shodmonov. I am from Uzbekistan. I study at Faculty of Economics and management of water resource at Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration and this year I participate in Erasmus Mundus exchange program. Now I am studying at Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana. Professors are experienced and good at teaching. Also International Office is very helpful they do their best to help international students. During my mobility in the Host University I am sharing and exchanging culture, traditions and knowledge with students. I am becoming more sociable and independent. I want to thank for Erasmus Mundus.

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Aigerim from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

My name is Aigerim Karatayeva and my home university is New Economic University named after T.Ryskulov in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Currently, I am studying at the University of Ljubljana under the Erasmus Mundus Programme. I would like to express my gratitude for the European Commission for providing this great opportunity. My host university exceeded my expectations: it is an incredible moment of my life in which I have met a lot of international students and what is more important, I am gaining a quality knowledge which will undoubtedly help me in my future. Of course, the everyday life is different in Ljubljana as I discover completely new things and collect unforgettable memories to remember during my whole life!

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Rano from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

My name is Rano and I finished my Bachelor excahnge in Slovenia. I am very proud to say that I am a student of KIMEP University since it gave me a broad range of opportunities to grow. My last year I was studying under the program Erasmus - Mundus Euro-Asian CEA Program. My host university was Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU). It is the only university in South Eastern Europe with EQUIS and AACSB accreditation with the best connections with business community, with highly qualified teaching staff, with big choice of courses transferrable with KIMEP courses, with international students from all over the world and with the most favourable conditions for students for sure. This program did indeed change my life. I came back with much better understanding of the world as well as my own country and now I can truly say, I want to be a world citizen. Location of Slovenia allowed me to discover almost whole Europe travelling around throughout all the countries and cities. The networking connections I obtained there will definitely help me in the future. I was studying in the classes with international students from all over Eastern and Western Europe, Unites States, Great Britain, New Zealand and so on and so forth. Slovenia is small, but the experience you will gain is tremendously big and unforgettable. If you have a chance to go there and to pursue this program, do it, and you will never regret about your decision. On the picture I am with typical Slovenian Kurent which is massive sheepskin garment and a chain with huge bells around its waist, resulting in the noise the function of which is to "chase away winter". It was made on one of festivals. Slovenia is indeed full of bright moments, festivals, events, with pure nature, healthy food, with kind people all around who would help you out in any situation. During this one year program, I just realized how beautiful the world can be and that there are many more things to see and to achieve. ERASMUS MUNDUS is definitely the program for Excellence and Advancement that makes a difference and huge impact on lucky students!

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Ruslan from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

My name is Ruslan. I am from Astana, Kazakhstan. I study tourism in the University of Ljubljana which to my point of view is the best place to study for several reasons. First of all, it should be mentioned that Faculty of Economics to which I belong has really perfect conditions to do academic work. You can find any book or article in the library which also offers student to use public computers and provides free access to the internet. Furthermore, I would like to highlight the high qualification of professors of the courses which I attend. All lectures and seminars are run with the use of multimedia and give perfect overview of the analysed subject. If you have some questions, they can easily explain you anything you need after the lecture or during their office hours. Nevertheless, in my opinion, the strongest advantage of the study in this university is the international representativeness of the classes, where you can share ideas of how to run business in different countries. A student from Columbia can tell you about high transaction costs for raw materials due to the transportation problems, and how it is being sold in his country while one from Portugal will explain you practical sides of the start-ups in Lisbon. And it’s really useful because something can be used by me when I will return back to my country. You can find effective solutions for the problems you met before. When it comes to description of my typical day in Ljubljana, first things that comes to my mind is faculty, library, and canteen. To be truth said, approximately 85% of my week time comes to study process. That is the biggest difference if you compare it with my home city. General requirements of professors are higher than those in my previous university. Also, there are plenty of group works, so that you often should understand the ideas of the other persons. It is not difficult, but you should be careful in expressing your opinions because mostly your group mates are from different countries with different mentalities, so that something that you accept as a truth can contradict to the outlook of your partners. I have been living here just for a bit more than two months and I must say that it was the best period of my life. I have learned as many things as for all previous years. I really changed my vision on some things in which I believed before. Many of my stereotypes were crashed just at first two weeks being here. I am sure that it is not the end. It is only the beginning of exploring new knowledge, new culture, a different world. Finally, I want to stress that I highly appreciate this chance to study in Ljubljana. Also I want to thank Erasmus coordinators who are really helpful and give useful advices whenever you have some questions. So I can advise any student, who still doubt whether to study here, not to lose the time and take the opportunity to get education in the best university which is given only once in a life.

Buzurgmekhri from Tajikistan studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

I am Buzurgmekhri Kurbon and now I am doing Master by program Erasmus Mundus. I am studying in Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana (Business Informatics). Here I made a lot of foreign friends and I learn about different cultures and I got a lot experiences from them which will help me in my future. Everyday life here in Ljubljana is totally different for me than my home country, because here student have more opportunity to study a lot, to make a party, and also two time per week student can go in clubs’ Party. I am proud that I am doing my Erasmus Mundus in University of Ljubljana. It changed me a lot because during my study and my holidays I had a lot traveling around the European countries and I got a lot experiences.

Cholponai from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

FELU and Erasmus Mundus scholarship program! The experience which has changed style of my Life. It was not just experience in the my field of Research at Ph.D as exchange student. It was cultural, informative, the place where I met best friends, high qualified professors, the place where I had opportunity to travel in Europe, where I realized my dreams and all my expectations! In Ljubljana I tried different kinds of cuisine at international dinner, and with "student's bonus" - discount. Tutors from faculty are very friendship, they help every foreign students! We had unforgettable summer school! I had great opportunities to compare and evaluate myself! Thanks a lot FELU and European Union!

Askar from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

My name is Askar from the Republic of Kazakhstan. I graduated from Academician Y.A.Buketov Karagandy State University (Karagandy). Right now I am doing my MBA program at the University of Ljubljana, the Republic of Slovenia. Notwithstanding the overload schedule, I took decision to write my own experience in this tiny, but really with big “heart” country.

Also there was a reason that induced me to write this “essay”.

The reason is the lack of information about Slovenia and the universities of this country in Kazakhstan. Occasionally because of this fact most of Kazakh students are eager to apply for already well-known countries such as Germany, Spain, Netherlands and France without any worries about the education systems, lifestyle, living costs and etc. I am not telling that these countries are not good enough for exchange program, but still they have some disadvantages compared to Slovenia. Let me briefly go through about advantages of doing your Erasmus in Slovenia:

1) I can assure that the University of Ljubljana is able to provide students with high-quality of education not worse than above-mentioned countries.

2) No language barriers – everyone speaks in English and even more their Slovene is a bit similar to Russian language. So if you are not so fluent in English still you have opportunity to survive here with your knowledge in Russian language.

3) The location of Slovenia is really comfortable to travel around Europe.

4) The living cost is much cheaper than in those countries that I listed before.

5) ATTENTION, ONLY in Slovenia you will be able to have discounts (50%) for meal which means eat as much as you can.

6) The last but not least COORDINATORS at international office. They are so kind and willing to help with any your problems that sometimes it is ashamed to ask more.

If the coordinator of this consortium doesn’t mind, I would like to appeal my compatriots to study in Slovenia in our language:

«Құрметті қазақ жастары! Құрметті болашақ стипендиаттар! Сіздерді шын ниетімен аталмыш бағдарламаға қатысуға шақырамын. Менің кеңесім – Словения елі, Любляна Университеті. Бұл университетті таңдай отыра Сіздер дұрыс шешім жасайсыздар! Erasmus Mundus бағдарламасының шәкіртақысының иегері атануларыңызға тілектеспін!

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Darya from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hello! My name is Darya, I am from Kazakhstan and right now I am doing my doctoral studies at the University of Ljubljana. This place is great to study - student can easily access wide range of services, collaborate with professors and classmates. I feel good in Slovenia - it is very safe and extremely beautiful place. Being Erasmus student will change your future, be Erasmus!

Parviz from Tajikistan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

I am Parviz and I am a student at the Tajik State University of Commerce in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. I'm doing my first big exchange abroad which is going unforgettably at the school of Economics in Ljubljana. I think my host university is best because it have all conditions for wellbeing of students and perfect organized system and stuff, I didn’t face any difficulties before and now during my exchange yet. here I feel improving myself and the life of abroad with its experience always changing a person to a right way of life because a person meet here a lot of nationalities and thoughts, interact knowledge, culture, social events... these all aspects perfecting my life here. I am strongly looking forward to continue my educational degree abroad...

Aizhamal from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hi, I am Aizhamal. I come from Kyrgyzstan. I am 20. I study Business Administration at Kyrgyz National University and this year I participate in Erasmus Mundus exchange program. I am a student at Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana University and I am very happy to be and study here. This host university is the best place to study because of several reasons. The international office is always helpful in all matters, the lecturers do their job very well, and diverse groups let me learn better other nations and cultures, the university itself is well-equipped and very comfortable for studying. Overall, all conditions for students are taken carefully into consideration (I am talking not only about Erasmus parties and student coupons! :)) Erasmus Mundus program helped me to become more independent of other people, especially, my family and it gives me a possibility to travel to other countries and learn new cultures, people, places and many other things.

Sulushash from Kazakhstan, staff exchange @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

I am Sulushash from KIMEP University’s Department of Institutional Research, Kazakhstan. I have passed the staff mobility program in the Quality Assurance office of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana (FELU), Slovenia. The main purpose of my visit was to learn the FELU practices in the areas of educational quality assurance and institutional research as well as share KIMEP experience in these areas. I have chosen FELU since it is a widely known international business school, which has established Bologna type programs and is awarded with EQUIS and AACSB international accreditations. I think that I have made a right choice. My experience at FELU was very interesting and exciting. I have met many professionals in the field. I have looked at my work from different perspective and this has inspired me for new endeavours at my current position. I am very grateful to Erasmus Mundus program for a wonderful opportunity to grow both professionally and personally.

University of Graz, Austria

Tomiris Orozoeva, studying @ University of Graz, Austria

Tomiris Orozoeva published an article about her exchange at KIMEP Times.

Aiganym from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Graz, Austria

Hello! My name is Seitkazina Aiganym and I am from Kazakhstan. My home university is KIMEP University, located in Almaty. Currently I am Erasmus exchange student at the University of Graz, located in a very beautiful country, called Austria. I study International Relations and Politics.

I am really happy to be part of Erasmus Family and sincerely proud to have my exchange at the University of Graz. I can say that this university offers not only excellent knowledge, but also a lot of opportunities for self-development. This university gives me a chance to discover new cultures and to meet new and very interesting people. I am not only collecting knowledge but also having all-round development.

I can say that educational system at the University of Graz is similar to my Home University’s system. However, I feel that the way of teaching is completely different. Moreover, professors structure their subjects differently, precisely mentioning, the assessment policies. I have also noticed that I am developing my critical thinking skills, because the professors here teach me how to think differently and out of the frameworks. Furthermore, students at the University of Graz are really hard-working, organized and very smart J I am still amazed by the students and how they plan everything: their leisure and study time. This fact motivates me so much to work hard in order to keep up with the University of Graz students; and I know that I have a lot of things to learn from them.

I am so happy to be selected as Erasmus grantee because this time spent in Austria has changed my life for the better. I have started to perceive life differently and I am discovering new sides of myself. I am improving myself by looking at others, by learning from them. I have also changed my future goals and vision of the world… I really wish that my Erasmus time would last forever!!!!

I will never stop being thankful for Erasmus program… For the given chance… For the new “me”

As I am in Austria, I will say: Danke schön für diese ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit!!! Ich wünsche, dass meine Erasmus Zeit immerwährend wäre.

Altynay from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Graz, Austria

My name is Altynay, and I am from Kazakhstan. Currently, I have an amazing opportunity to study in Austria, at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. It is really interesting question, how my life is different from the life in my home country. Because my life is totally different. First of all, it was my pleasure to discover that people here are really friendly and responsive. Secondly, Austrians are very straightforward people, they do everything on time, and make no deviation from the established system, which is far different from what we practice in Kazakhstan. I like it very much! Since I have only 5 sentences to write, and I already have written more, I would like to say you that this exchange turned to be a great success. Thank You very much!

Nuraiym from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Graz, Austria

My name is Nuraiym. Currently I am studying at the University of Graz, Austria, which is the best option for those of you studying law. Availability of law courses was the main criteria in my selection process, but everything else about this university and country turned out to be awesome. Well-mannered people, role of sport in people's lifestyle, human rights-based approach in everything they do - are some of the things that you will notice here and that will change you. The quality of education is worth separate attention. I am very glad I had an opportunity to take courses from such great professors, knowledge and skills I gained from them will definitely broaden my career opportunities. I have learnt a lot, seen a lot, met a lot and understood a lot. This Erasmus experience is invaluable. Thank you for it!

Zhamilia from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Graz, Austria

Hi, everybody! I am Zhamilia Irsalieva and I am from Kyrgyzstan, currently pursuing my degree in law in KIMEP University, Kazakhstan.

This fall, I am spending my exchange semester in University of Graz, Austria. This university is the best place to study due to several reasons. Firstly, it provides with all the resources needed to learn, grow, and increase knowledge in your area of study. Secondly, professors, who are truly professionals, are willing to spend extra time to explain material if something was unclear, and are always available during the office hours. In third, university’s large library with its countless books makes me realize how little I know, and reminds me that there is always room to grow. In fourth, students are highly motivated, driven, energetic, and they study independently for long hours. Being in such environment, I am constantly reminded that I have the power to achieve my goals through diligence and determination.

Graz is a very special place. It’s one of those cities where you instantly feel cosy. People here are friendly, and open-minded. I like that the city is neither big nor small. It feels comfortable studying and living here. There is also this mix of historic and modern places. Therefore, it is not surprising that Graz is in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.

I am also happy to have met people with diverse backgrounds and views on life. It may sound weird, but those are the things that help us connect and reach a better understanding of who we are. I will never forget shared conversations, and a genuine way of caring for each other among my new friends.

I want to express my gratitude to Euro- Asian CEA II for giving me plethora of opportunities that changed me in so many useful ways, your support is invaluable to me. I want to thank Klavdija Besednjak for all arrangements, and her patience. I also want to thank coordinators of my host university for a warm welcome and help throughout the semester.

Tomiris studying @ University of Graz

Hi! I am Tomiris from KIMEP University, Kazakhstan. But now I am lucky to be in Austria to study Law in the University of Graz. It is a home for more than 30 000 curious minds founded in 1585. My faculty is one of the strongest with highly-qualified professors who encourage to study and own library which has lots of books not only in German but also in English. If the University provides you with all facilities to study, the city ensures inhabitants with everything to live a comfortable life. Almost everywhere there are bicycle roads and the city is not so big that I used to move on bicycle here which I never did in my home city. I meet new people from all over the world, explore different cultures and places, study Law and learn new languages, travel within Europe which would not be possible without Erasmus Mundus. Thank you for such a great opportunity!

Madina from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Graz, Austria

My name is Madina Yessirkepova. I am from the L.N. Gumilyove Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan. Now I study Law in the University of Graz, Austria. I really like to study here in a very international community. I like how the classes are held, the way professors teach. I like to sit in the library reading new materials. Regarding my host country, Austria is a perfect place to live because everything is organized to serve people, everyone follows the rules and everything is going on time. I am very grateful to be part of this program.

Aike from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Graz, Austria

Hallo, my name is Aike. I am from KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. I study Law in University of Graz, Austria. This university is the best place to apply because of several reasons. First, of course this university provides a good knowledge for its students in law and business administration. Second, Austria is one of the most developed countries in Europe. It has beautiful landscapes. And the beauty of the Alps and the Danube are incomparable with anything. Third, Graz is the city that combines the features of both province and megalopolis. This city characterized with that most people ride the bicycles. Fourth, local people are so friendly that here you will forget what is impoliteness. Fifth, here you can start learn or practice German. I can continue to give reasons, but I think this is enough to convince that University of Graz is the best place to study. By the way, this university provides a knowledge since 1585 and is considered the second largest and oldest university in Austria.

So, thanks to Euroasian CEA 2 for giving me the opportunity to open up new horizons.

University of Lille, France

Meerim from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Lille, France

Hello everyone! My name is Meerim and I’m from Kyrgyzstan. At the present time, I am an Erasmus Mundus student in France. I am doing my Master program “International Affairs and Negotiation” in the Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III. I enjoy student life in France. My campus is located in the charming town Roubaix, which is not far from Lille. At my university I have wonderful teachers who inspire you on the way to new knowledge. And of course here I met a lot of students from all over the world, with whom we became good friends. Besides studying, the Erasmus Student Network often organizes events for international students like me. On some of these events, you can taste the cuisine of different nations, on other events – sing songs in karaoke or play sports games. And of course, there is a great opportunity to travel and discover new countries of Europe. For traveling, there are many organizations and clubs of travellers in Lille. I would like to thank my coordinators: Martine Hamiache, Antoine Sugita, José Lagos Lama, Klavdija Besednjak. I am very grateful to be part of this program!!!!

Saltanat from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Lille, France

I am Saltanat Monolbaeva studying at University of Lille. I came from Kyrgyzstan and life in Europe is completely different. My university is a mixture of nationalities and this is what I really like. I got to know students from all over the world. It is a wonderful place to find friends and to be a part of a good society. In addition, I like different events held by university usually there is so much fun. Studying abroad is the best place where you can discover who you are.

Ulanbek studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Ulanbek Makhanbetov. I am from Kazakhstan. Now I am studying in Lille University in France. My major is Master in management of European affairs. University doesn't just give the high quality of education, but also has professors from around the world and with professional background. For example, I have class (Cross cultural management) where teaches two professors, one from the UK and other from France, and it’s really fit to main aim of this lesson. Moreover, as the admission process is very difficult, there are studying best students and from different countries. In first time, it was so difficult for me to work with them over the projects, but then I start understand that is competitive environment could make good asset for future professional life. Also the system of education in Lille University is directly connected with professional world. It means all of the tasks and project over which we work come from the company, after that it's become more clear on what i need focus force, in order to be in demand in future. In my home country, I cannot meet every day different people and situations, in France everyday bring something new. To illustrate this, every weekend i am invited by different nationalities for culture exchange and also to try of them national cuisine. The Erasmus Mundus program gave the opportunity to make steps to my dream. Furthermore, thanks to this program i can develop not just professionally but also personally. It promotes extending my mind and identify for myself new horizons. I think, it’s impossible express by word. All this thanks to big and hard work of our coordinators from University of Ljubljana, Klavdija Besednjak, Mojca Maher Pirc and others. During the all process, they provided us with all essential things, information, and advice. Also our coordinator in Lille University Emeline Marchesse, who help not just with administrative stuff but also gave us advice on the life and educational situation in France 

Impossible is possible with ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAM!!!

Shuhratjon from Tajikistan studying @ University of Lille, France


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Assel from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Lille, France

Hello everybody! My name is Assel Stanbayeva and I’m from Kazakhstan. I am a Erasmus Mundus student. I chose France for my undergraduate exchange program. Now I'm studying at University of Lille 3. My major is ‘economics and management’. French culture has always attracted me. My host university is located in a wonderful city - Lille. With over 110 000 students, the metropolitan area of Lille is one France's top student cities. The University is very large. Here you can find everything for your self-development. Libraries, reading and computer rooms are at your disposal. There is a centre of learning languages. Here you can choose the language that you want to learn, watch movies, do exercises and we have also one even is called ‘Café de Langue’, here you can meet new friends and practice your language skills. We can find a lot of organizations which can help you organize trips to European countries. You can register for sports clubs like tennis, yoga, soccer, rugby, swimming. I met wonderful people from different countries at my host university. All of these things are opportunities of my host-university. My wonderful Erasmus Mundus coordinators of University of Lille help me decide different types of problems. Thank you so much to José Lagos Lama, Emeline Marchesse, Marie Coulombel, Martine Hamiache. Thanks awfully to my coordinators from University of Ljubljana, Klavdija Besednjak, Mojca Maher Pirc for such a great opportunity! Change your future! Choose Erasmus!

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Atai from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Lille, France

Hello ! My name is Atai. I am from Kyrgyzstan. I’m 19 old. I study in Kyrgyz National University, Kyrgyz European Faculty. At present time I’m Erasmus-Mundus student and my host university is Lille 1: Sciences and Technologies. About this place I can say just one thing: being a part of this University presented me perfectly new life. I met many interesting and kindly people, every day professors teach me something new that I’ve never known before. Of course, in the beginning it was difficult to accustom to life so far away from my home, especially I had problems with language in studying, in understanding of lectures, courses, etc. But at last I could overcome all troubles and I was able to merge with local life, become its part. I knew many interesting things about Europe traditions, culture, I saw how our people are different from European. That’s why I can assure you, dear candidates, maybe first two months will be difficult for you, but after you will be able to find yourself here. About university: people, professors and staffs are very kind and reliable, if you have a problem, than they will help to solve it. Especially I’d like to distinguish a work of Erasmus-Mundus Coordinator in University Lille 1, Emeline Marchesse, who are always ready to help students with any questions. Also I’d like to express my gratitude to European Coordinators of our mobility - Klavdija Besednjak, Mojca Maher Pirc and others. In conclusion I can say just one – Erasmus-Mundus mobility helped me to change my life views and to find and achieve my dream!

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Akylai from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Lille, France

Hello! My name is Akylai Kabaeva. I`m 22 years and I am from Kyrgyz Republic. Thanks to Erasmus Mundus Partnership, particularly to EACEA I have a chance to study in France in the University of Lille. I came here with other students from the Central Asia, that`s why it was easier to adapt in campus, where we live and study. Our campus is not far from the city centre, so if you take a metro (that has only 2 lines) you will need about 15 minutes to get to the stations, where you can find restaurants, theatres, shops, bars. Lille is not too big and we got used to it in one week. As for my classes, the integration week, when we could do our French courses, helped a lot. And I didn’t have any difficulties to find new French friends who support me and help me to integrate. Although at the end of the 1st semester and after passing my first exams, I realized that you have to love the things that you do and be ready to work as hard as you can. So I would like to wish for all future grantees to have a passion and real motivation to learn and obtain new experience. And don`t forget to enjoy every moment of this unforgettable time in your life!

Khabiba from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Khabiba Iakubjanova from Kyrgyzstan. I study Economics and Management at the University of Lille3, France. This university justifies all student`s hopes. There are many resources for scientific research and professional development, experienced professors and improved methodology of education. The Euro-Asian CEA program provided me with ample opportunity to be educated in Europe, to obtain unforgettable experience: every day I get to know something important, indispensable and extraordinary, meet different wonderful people with the challenging ideas and broaden my mind. I enjoy my study in Lille very much. Thank for giving me this opportunity. It is practical chance to make progress in my life and make my wishes come true! I am grateful to the Euro-Asian CEA Program team for their participation, development, involvement and certainly for understanding in all possible situations.

Gulzhan from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Lille, France

Bonjour à tous (hello everyone)! I am Gulzhan Markabayeva from Kazakhstan. Currently I am studying Master in Management of European Affairs, France. It is full degree master so after I will finish this I will get the master diploma and it is awesome! France have a lot of international students so you will get familiar not only with French culture but also with other different cultures like Spanish, Arabic, German, Indian and others. To live in different life sphere is always good because it teaches you to become more social, open-minded and even more happy. Erasmus have already gave me many important things like education, international friends, traveling and etc. Even if you think it is impossible to study abroad but you really want it and you always studied hard there is wonderful programme like Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. I would like to thanks all the people who involve in this. You are giving a great chance to have very bright future. Merci!

Bahtiyar from Turkmenistan studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Bahtiyar and I am Master student in Management of European Affairs in Lille 1 University, France. For me, studying in Europe is a perfect opportunity to get multicultural experience and a chance to capture and share knowledge in different ways. I like my Master program because it provides an education in multinational environment. In our faculty we have the best students and young professionals from different part of the world. I am thankful to Euro-Asian CEA program for providing opportunities for students to get European education background. Thank you very much!

Akinai from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Zhanybekova Akinai. Being a student of Kyrgyz European Faculty in the Kyrgyz National University, I am studying in the faculty “Economics and Management” at the University of Lille 3 – Charles-de-Gaulle, France during 2014-2015 academic year. I chose this University owing to the high education quality. Moreover, I obtain a precious experience studying and living abroad, a chance to improve the level of my language and discover a new culture. Initially it was difficult, but pleasant working and friendly environment, well-organized studying program, highly qualified professors, sense of travel, many events and activities facilitate my involvement. I extend my appreciation to the Euro-Asian CEA Team, our coordinators of both universities and ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAM as a whole for the opportunity to enjoy life here!!!

Madina and Shamshodbek studying @ University of Lille, France

Zhibek from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Lille, France

Hi, my name is Zhibek! I am from Kyrgyzstan! I am 21 years old. I study in Kyrgyz National University. Now I am Erasmus Mundus student and my host university is Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle. Here I met a lot of different interesting people. They are very kind and friendly! I like my university, because here very good professors! They e/media/image_layout/youtube-logo-small.gifxplain very clear and good (sometimes I have problem with understanding, but it is because of my not excellent French, some word I don't know). I like my university, because here the student life is different, a lot of student organizations (ESN, ULYSSE, etc.) who make a lot of party and the different meeting) Here is very fun! It is the best university!!! Thanks to Euro-Asian CEA Team that gave me this chance to study here!!! It is a very good experience for me!!!! Now I want to get better every day, and participate in different program in future!!! And I hope I will realize my dream!

Gaukhar from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Gaukhar, 21 years old, and currently continuing my studies of Development Studies (Master 1 Sociologie et Développement social) at Lille University 3 (France). I like this course as it engages with debates with the field of social sciences by drawing on disciplinary insights and perspectives from history, law, international relations, sociology and political economy in which I express my profound interest. I was born and grown up in Kazakhstan, but I always dreamed of living and studying abroad, get acquainted with people of various cultures and learn different languages. The Erasmus Mundus program is the perfect opportunity to make this happen, to try out other educational systems or in other words to get to know European dimension of higher education, to learn about another culture, master another language, to gain more independence and become more self-reliant and also to enrich my curriculum vitae (CV) to facilitate getting a job in the future. Upon studying in the MA in Development Studies by the Euro-Asian Cooperation for Excellence and Advancement project under the Erasmus Mundus partnerships project, I will return to Kazakhstan with new ideas and upgraded knowledge and I believe that I will be a great contributor to the socio-economic development of my country and play a very big role in its development process, thus ensuring bright future for my home country.

Kanat from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Lille, France

My name is Kanat. I am studying at the Lille 1 University of Science and Technology. This is a very good place for studying that provides good infrastructure for transport, accommodation and R&D for your research areas. Lille was the first city that created fully automated subway in the world. Moreover, the city of Lille was elected to be European cultural capital in 2004. Architecture, buildings and overall city performance create the unique composition that may be found only Lille as a North part of France. Thanks to Erasmus Mundus scholarship, it becomes possible to better understand European experience in urban development and promote further cooperation between Kazakhstan and European Union.

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Raushan from Kazakhstan, staff exchange @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

I am Raushan Smagulova, senior lecturer of German and Kazakh languages at KIMEP in Kazakhstan. Here at Humboldt university i study German studies.

This university is the best place because it is one of the most popular universities worldwide and many famous researchers and scientists graduated from exactly this university. It is different from my usual life because it is fast paced, mobile and there is a huge number of students. Of course the program had positive influence on my life: I met a lot of new people, learnt a lot in intercultural communication and in my research area.

Thank you.

Dilshod from Tajiksitan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Aizaada from Kyrgyzstan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Bakhrom from Uzbekistan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

I am Bakhrom Khujanov from Uzbekistan and Post-doctorate researcher at Humboldt University in Berlin. I am studying Geopolitical aspects of national ethnics relations in Central Asian region in the department of Central Asia study at Humboldt University in Berlin. I have always opportunity to communicate with professors in the department.

Berlin is beautiful city and I am learning different cultures and exchange experience in my field of study and have good opportunity for networking.

I would like to thank Euro-Asian Cooperation for Excellence and Advancement program team for providing opportunities for students to study in European top Universities.

Nagima from Kazakhstan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

My name is Nagima and I currently pursue an MA degree at the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin. I am delighted to obtain a high calibre education from primary source at the heart of Europe. The Centre is doing an enormous work to invite the guest lecturers from Germany and the UK to share the knowledge and expertise on variety of topics. Certainly, I, as a student, profit from the interdisciplinary approach greatly.

I would like to thank the Erasmus team for giving me a unique chance to study at the Centre which combines interdisciplinary approach, cultural events and provides a support for all the students. In addition to that, I have been able to learn German, enhance my English and of course - make new friendship and get acquainted with cultures from all over the world.

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Saadat from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Hi everyone! My name is Saadat. I study in Humboldt University in the heart of Berlin. I am grateful for the Euro-Asian CEA team to give me this unique opportunity to study in one of the leading European universities. This is a great experience of growing in personal and professional ways, learning new things and meeting amazing people from all over the world. Everything is designed here for students: we have highly qualified, hilarious professors, a wide range of interesting subjects and lots of benefits for students. All discussions within university walls are held in a friendly atmosphere, free of stereotypical insights where each of students has his own opinion. Those numerous positive factors motivate students to study and constantly move forward. That’s why I love my university and Berlin as a whole!

Farrukhjon from Tajikistan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Takhirjan from Uzbekistan, staff exchange @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

This staff mobility gave me great opportunity to be familiar with Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), European education system and research. If I specify, during this one month stay at Humboldt University, I was able to:

  • To be familiar with the system of preparation of scientific and pedagogical personnel of higher qualification at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Get acquainted with the requirements for young researchers to conduct a doctoral research;
  • Participate in meetings of the project InDeCA (Designing Social institutions Institutions in Transition – Promotion of Institutional Development for Common Pool Resources Management in Central Asia) and NAREMACA (Natural Resource Management in Central Asia) and the development of research strategy;
  • To be familiar with research methods and approaches used by European scientists to solve scientific problems of agriculture and water resources;
  • To meet with German scientists working in the field of Water Resources;
  • To create network of academic teachers, researchers, teachers and the administration of the host university for further development of cooperation and partnership between EU universities and TIIM;
  • Participate in regular visits to FoKo (Division of Resource Economics - Forschungskolloquium) and WINS seminar (Berlin Workshop In Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems);
  • Visit “Hydrological cycle” courses designed for graduate students;
  • Participate in the international exhibition of Agricultural Machinery «Agritechnica-2015", which took place in Hannover (Germany) from 10th to 14th November 2015 and other usefull events and activities.

Hasan from Uzbekistan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Valeriya from Kazakhstan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

I am Valeriya and I am Erasmus-Student at the Humboldt University in Berlin. I would like to thank all the people who is involved into the creation and development of Euro-Asian CEA Program. This scholarship gave me a possibility to familiarize myself with the European study system, improve my language skills and meet new friends. The coordinators at the University make a big chunk of work to facilitate the life of international students. They help with the academic, living and even law problems, also, they organize events and activities. So, last weekend I spent with the Erasmus-Group from economic faculty in Dresden. Thank you one more time that I can be a part of this amazing community.

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Makhliyo from Uzbekistan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Ich bin Makhliyo Murzaeva. Ich Studiere an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Meine Fachrichtung ist Gartenbau. Mein Home Universität ist Universität für Irrigation und Bewässerung in Tashkent . Das Unterschied zwischen diese zwei Universität ist sehr groß. An meiner Host Uni kann ich die Fächern tiefer und weltweit erfahren. Die Methode und die Prüfung System sind auch anders. Ich studiere nicht nur mein Fach, sondern verbessere ich auch meine Deutschkenntnisse. Ich habe schon viele Freunde in Berlin. Ich finde, es ist alles sehr nützlich und wichtig für mein zukünftiges Master Studium im Ausland. Ich besuche einen English Kurs und hoffe nächstes Mal auf English zu schreiben Ich bin sehr glücklich und dankbar, dass ihr mich für EMA2 ausgewält habt. Ich befleißige mich um Ihr Vertrauen bis Ende zu fassen.

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Odil from Uzbekistan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

My name is Odil. I’ve joined Humboldt University Berlin under the Erasmus Mundus program of Euro-Asian CEA. I am doing my PhD at Resource Economics department. This department is focused on institutional economics with very active and experienced academic and research staff. Humboldt University can be recognized as committed to internationalization of its university. I appreciate Erasmus Mundus program for supporting such initiatives through cooperation, networking and offering studies in EU universities.

Valeriya from Kazakhstan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Aliya from Kazakhstan studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

My name is Aliya. I’m from Kazakhstan. I study Agricultural Economics at Humboldt University (Germany). I choose Humboldt University due to the high level of teaching staff and experts, world-class research centres and institutions. Study at Humboldt University isn’t easy, but exciting and interesting to meet people from different countries and continents with a similar range of interests.

Kakhramon from Uzbekistan, PhD student @ Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany

I am Kakhramon Djumaboev from Uzbekistan and PhD student at Humboldt University in Berlin. Berlin is beautiful city and Humboldt University offer a lot of opportunity for international students to gain knowledge, learn different cultures and exchange experience in your field of study and networking. I would like to thank Euro-Asian Cooperation for Excellence and Advancement program team for providing opportunities for students to study in European top Universities.

Abdukhakim from Uzbekistan, staff exchange @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

I am Abdulkhakim Salokhiddinov and nowadays I am at Humboldt University-Berlin with my colleagues:

conducting research on common pools resources management;

co-advising the graduate student;

attending "Environmental and Resources Economics" and " Water and Land management" classes;

learning experience of host university on curriculum and syllabus development, teaching and research methods;

working on joint research paper to be published in journal, and

working on proposal to submit for new grant.

Tolgonai from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

My name is Tolgonai. I am a graduate student in German-Turkish Master program in Social Sciences. I am a degree student and Euro-Asian scholarship grantee. I passionately wanted to study at Humboldt University in Berlin and write my thesis regarding creeping migration and conflict in Ferghana Valley under supervision of prominent professors who are experts in the field of social sciences, and now finally I am here. Every day spent at the University is an opportunity to learn something new for me. I should say in nowadays world we should not study about each other, we should study together to attain efficient outcome for the best of all. This would not be possible for me without a support of Euro-Asian CEA scholarship program.

Iroda from Uzbekistan, studying @ Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

My name is Iroda, from Uzbekistan. Currently I am studying for my master at Humboldt University Berlin under the Erasmus Mundus program of Euro-Asian CEA. I am doing a master in Agricultural Economics at Humboldt University Berlin and it has a well-known Agricultural Economics school in Europe, moreover the university is one of the top universities in Europe in terms of quality of education and research. There are many differences between daily life in my home city Tashkent and here in Berlin. I am learning new culture and language, meet people from all over world and make new friends".

University of Ferrara, Italy

Laila studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

Ainura from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

Hello! I am Ainura from Kazakhstan and I am undergraduate Erasmus-Student at the University of Ferrara in Italy. Ferrara is an amazing place to study! Here are many international students, lots of entertainment and opportunities to study. It is very interesting for me to study law here. I would like to thank all of the people who are involved into the creation and development of Euro-Asian CEA Program. This international experience give me a possibility to gain new knowledge, improve my language skills and start to learn Italian, meet new friends. The coordinators at the University helped me with the academic, living problems, also, they organize events and activities. I enjoy the time of being here!

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Almira from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

My name is Almira and now I am studying at the University of Ferrara, Department of Law. EACEA mobility program provided me with the opportunity which is broadened my academic horizon and interacted with other international students from all over the world! University of Ferrara is definitely the best place to study, because of unique system, wide range of offered courses and the freedom in making your study plan. I had the opportunity to study Italian and to take a part in a wonderful project called "Tandem", in which students with different native languages can meet to practise and improve their language skills. I got an amazing Tandem partner who helped me to improve my language skills and became good friend of mine. Not only my Tandem partner helped me to learn more about Italian culture but also many other people, because one of the best things about Italian people is how kind and welcoming they are! Additionally, traveling to neighbouring cities was a good opportunity to explore Italy, because Ferrara has superb geographical position which is close to all main big cities, so you can easily travel and I can say that it’s incredibly difficult not to fall in love with Italy! To sum up I would like to thank this mobility program for giving me such an incredible opportunity and I highly recommend to everyone who is thinking of applying to this program not to lose a time and to start collecting all necessary documents!

Ainamkoz from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

Hi everyone! My name is Ainamkoz and I'm from Kazakhstan. Currently, I'm doing my Master in Law at the University of Ferrara, Italy. First of all, I want to thank Erasmus Mundus program for giving me such a great opportunity to be a part of this international family. This experience doesn't only give you a several months of a new culture, language and country, but it gives you a lifetime of opportunities. For me, it was the experience of living by myself and organizing myself, so I became more self-reliant. Secondly, I would like to recommend the University of Ferrara as it is one of the oldest universities in the world worth studying at, situated in the loveliest ancient city in a very picturesque region of marvellous Italy which is definitely worth visiting and living in! The university professors in charge of exchange students are really nice, hospitable, and always responds to any of our inquiries immediately. Lastly, I want to say that it’s definitely an unforgettable experience and thank you again for this programme.

Aidai from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

My name is Aidai. I'm from Kyrgyzstan. I study Economics in Ferrara, Italy. My Host University is the place where you can receive high quality education, but your every day in University of Ferrara will be a little bit more than just studying. Every day I go to the University in good mood, because I know that my new international friends from the whole world are waiting for me. If you don't understand anything, a professor will explain you all what you need, try to help you. Students at my Host University are very kind and friendly. I met a lot of new friends. Before my arriving I just studied at my Home University, did my homework and that's it. Thanks for Erasmus Mundus program I want continue to discover the world and travel, find adventures, find new friends. Now I'm full of energy to perceive something new.

Zhamilia from Kyrgyzstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

Hello! My name is Jamilia and I came from the Kyrgyzstan. I am very thankful to Erasmus Mundus program, I was able to find the university that best fit what I was looking for and to start my next academic journey. This September I've started my master’s study at University of Ferrara in Italy. So far the experience has been wonderful and useful in getting some skills for my future career. I think that pursuing my education in Italy was the best decision I’ve ever made. Getting the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world and getting to understand the different cultures is a great experience. I’ve met people from all different backgrounds and have already made some great friends. I believe that it is crucial for me to study here as it will make me a better-rounded person and will also open so many doors for my future.

Raushan from Kazakhstan staff exchange @ University of Ferrara, Italy

It was initially to share my experience and get some new ideas and technologies to implement at my university that I decided to take part in the staff mobility program in advancement field abroad. But once I arrived, the University of Ferrara gave me more than I expected!

I studied and worked with outstanding staff and my mobility enhanced my view of the university system effectiveness and uniqueness. I was happy to work fulltime within International Relations department- I worked on the strategy of the University of Ferrara promotion abroad. At the same time I have met with colleagues from Job Centre, we discussed procedure of undergraduate and graduate students’ placement for internship. I have met with Registrar office and we shared our experience `on graduation ceremonies, diploma awarding, student’s registration and many other issues. With Didactic manager of Economics Department we discussed particular placement of Economics school students and the role of didactic manager in the university structure. I gave an example of how we work with interns, and some of the ideas the manager found interesting for them. Graduate Officer explained me the criteria of admission for graduate degrees and we discussed our differences in education system.

I had the chance to meet with my new colleagues from different departments and learn their internal processes and procedures from inside that helped me to start some projects at KIMEP such us, for example – international job placement for our students. My capacity to acquire a professional know-how to be implemented in my home country has increased.

I came to the University of Ferrara for one month and Ferrara won my heart forever. I loved Ferrara city- It was one of my realizations that this history-rich place on the banks of the River Po is one of Italy's hidden treasures. This city has some great and interesting people - this was an experience of a life time. Coming to this town has prepared me for what life is like on your own.

I am so thankful to my new friends at the University of Ferrara and to Erasmus Mundus program that supported me in my endeavour.

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Gulnara from Kazakhstan staff exchange @ University of Ferrara, Italy

My name is Gulnara Nurbekova. And I am really glad that Erasmus Mundus granted me this trip. It was a great experience! I studied International Human Rights, International Institutional law, Introduction to Italian Public Law, International Trade Law at the University of Ferrara, Italy. I really liked to study there. I had a chance to take part in different seminars which had a practical feature. I went to Bologna for attending the seminar on Tax Law on theme «International Tax Law updates» in SEAST – School of European Advanced Tax studies. There discussed the amendments in tax legislation under the auspices of the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. I noticed that attendees were really interested in the projects and amendments for tax legislation proposed by OCED. I also liked the seminar on Human rights. Representatives of different international organizations as well as a real victim attended the seminar. Thanks to Forlati Serena for this idea. The lectures of Franzino Pietro I liked the most. They were so interesting and comprehensive. The lessons of Lorenzon Sara were interesting and useful to me as I am a lawyer. Also I would like to thank Marco Greggi and Giuseppina Antolini for everything they have done for me. The daily student life is different from ours. The schedule is flexible and students do not have to be at the University all day long. It allows to pay more attention to the scientific activity. After visiting Ferrara I see everything in a different philosophic way. Plus, I have decided to get better my English and to start learning Italian because I plan to make my doctor degree there. Thanks a lot to Erasmus Mundus for giving such an amazing opportunity to everyone! I enjoyed this month a lot!

Oksana from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

My name is Oksana, I received a scholarship Erasmus Mundus in 2014, and now I am a doctoral student of the University of Ferrara, Faculty of Law. I can notice that the university is seriously engaged in science, so I like to study here! In addition, each semester the university offers a sufficient number of courses in English - it is enough to get all the credits you need. Moreover, the university offers course of Italian language - if you pass it successfully you get credits too. The university has extensive library, two large sports centre, an active student organization that often organizes different events, excursions, etc. I would like to say especially about the very effective international office headed by Mrs Giuseppina Antolini - Giuseppina and the guys are really friendly and you always can count on the fast help and support here. Ferrara is small, but very cosy and beautiful town, not far from the Adriatic Sea. You will be able to travel easily while you stay in Ferrara. It is not difficult to find a good accommodation in Ferrara. And you definitely need a bike here, because Ferrara is a city of fog and bikes ))). I am happy that I am here, thank you, EACEA! P.S. Come to Ferrara, and if you have some questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

Kamilia from Kyrgyzstan studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

Hi, everybody!!! My name is Kamilia Valieva, I’m from Kyrgyzstan. Currently I’m studying in Italy at the University of Ferrara, Department of Law. I chose this university and this department because I’m very interested in studying the European law mechanisms, especially in Tax Law, because here this system more developed than in my country. Also, I am taking International Trade Law and I find it very interesting and helpful. For example, in our country we use only one convention on contracts for the sale of goods, work and services. In Europe they use 4 conventions: on contract for international sale of goods, on international carriage of goods by road, by sea and international convention for the unification of certain rules of law relating to bills of lading. I think it will help me with my work in Kyrgyzstan. Also, fortunately, I can speak Italian and this skill offers me frequent classes in Italian. All of this is an amazing experience! Thank you Erasmus Mundus!!!

Meruyert from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Ferrara, Italy

My name is Meruyert. I am doing my PHD degree in EU Law at the University of Ferrara, which is remarkable for its network of academicians, high level of teaching and research facilities. The campus that is spread around the city makes studying process an incredible experience! Every day is a discovery - new culture, new city, new habits. Notably since Ferrara is a small city, it takes me less time to finish my must-do things! Erasmus Mundus has provided an opportunity to advance knowledge, discover yourself from different side, to become more open-minded, meet new friends and also to mature...

University of Deusto, Spain

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Mirzodaler from Tajikistan, studying @ University of Deusto, Spain

My name is Mirzodaler. I am from Khujand Polytechnic institute of Tajik Technical University, Tajikistan. I study the Master degree in Computer Engineering in University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.

University of Deusto has a very good environment to study with a real life experienced professors, with actual and modern subjects, with a good location, weather and huge library with all conditions. It creates a perfect atmosphere to learn and meet international standards.

I am very excited to be selected in this program and to study in this university. It is helping to improve my foreign languages, it making clear my future vision about technologies and computer science.

If you are motivated person, if you have a clear goals, if you want to learn different cultures and make strong international network of friends with a ones that are curious about life as you are, met international standards and have international experience, than Erasmus Mundus program for you!

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Aknur from Kazakhstan studying @ University of Deusto, Spain

My name is Aknur Akhmetova and currently I am doing my mater in international business in Deusto University, Spain. I study in a lovely place called San Sebastian in the North of the Spain. Basque Country is a manufacturing force of Spain and there a huge number of international companies. Therefore, the best option provided by my master program is that almost 80% of all professors are experienced people with background in international business development all over the world. Erasmus Mundus program provided me a gorgeous opportunity to study in this University and live in one of the most beautiful cities where I can see the Atlantic Ocean every day of my life. Did my live changes since I moved here? Definitely yes, it has dramatically changed toward new emotions, knowledge, meeting new interesting people and beautiful landscapes.

I really appreciate this chance to open up my mind by having this chance and would like to say ‘Thank you’ for the Erasmus Mundus program and to all staff that coordinate its work.

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Bahtiyar from Turkmenistan studying @ University of Deusto, Spain

My name is Bahtiyar Kurbanov.I am from Turkmenistan. Now I am studying in University of Deusto in Spain. I want to thank Euro-Asian Cooperation for Excellence and Advancement program team for providing opportunities for students to study in European top Universities. After coming to Spain I have met a lot of international friends. During my mobility I am learning culture, language and traditions of Basque country and Spain. Bahtiyar from Turkmenistan studying University of Deusto, Spain

Ulugbek from Uzbekistan studying @ University of Deusto, Spain

Hi, my name is Ulugbek I am from Uzbekistan. Currently I am a doctorate student at Tashkent State University of Economics. I was awarded a grant by Erasmus Mundus to spend 10 months at University of Deusto in Bilbao Spain. Erasmus Mundus offers undergraduate students, master's students and academic staff members from partner universities grants, to study or do research in one of the best European Universities. It’s the best way to start or better your career. Erasmus Mundus coordinators always show willingness to help, so you should not have any problem. So good luck everybody. Just try your chances and everything will be ok. Do not forget to read all the requirements of the university that you are applying to.

Fakhriddin from Tajikistan, studying @ University of Deusto, Spain

I would like to express my deep appreciation to the developers of the Euro-Asian CEA program. It’s my first big international exchange student experience. After coming to my Host University (University of Deusto, Spain) I have met a lot international friends. Day to day my outlook is being wide, because of being in the communication with other international exchange students as well as with local Spanish students. During my mobility in the Host University I am sharing and exchanging culture, language, traditions and knowledge with international students. In addition I would like to provide my thanks to the all staff of the University of Deusto for the supports and helpfulness during my Mobility.

Muzaffar from Tajikistan, staff exchange @ University of Deusto, Spain

I would like to express my deep appreciation for making the Euro-Asian CEA Program. I am deeply appreciative of your support for answering our endless questions and tackling our problems. Thanks a lot for joining us student from Central Asia, your generosity and presence was greatly appreciated. Your thoughtful inspirations and guidance helped me and I take this opportunity to thank all the staff of the University of Deusto for being so supportive and helpful throughout my academic period.

Lund University, Sweden

Assel from Kazakhstan, studying @ Lund University, Sweden

My name is Assel and I currently study at Lund University (Lund, Sweden). I was extremely happy to be nominated for the scholarship under Euro-Asian CEA program. I had a huge opportunity to study in one of the best universities in Europe and around the world. Sweden is famous for being a welfare state and high standards of education. And particularly in Lund University all of your expectations can be met and justified. Lund is a small city in the south of Sweden, which means it is really close to Denmark. You can take a train to Copenhagen and it will take only 45 minutes. Being in Sweden also means that you can explore all the beauty of Scandinavia and Europe. There are a lot of organizations within the university, you can sign up for different activities, travel tours (for instance, Lapland), yoga lessons and so on. Swedish people are very polite and you can feel safe in this country. Everything is well-organized and there are best conditions to enhance yourself. Now I am in the department of Middle Eastern Studies. Of course, since I am a Master degree student I have a lot of paper works and homework. But the quality of education is very good, professors are very friendly and helpful, our centre is lovely and have all facilities. I would recommend Lund University.

Bokhodir Kholboev from Uzbekistan studying @ Lund University, Sweden

I am from Uzbekistan, my name is Bokhodir Kholboev. Now I am studying at Lund University. Lund University has one of Sweden’s strongest and broadest research environments and is recognised as one of the world's top research-led comprehensive universities. The International service of Lund University also organises a number of excursions and guided tours during the semester for the exchange students. Lund University has world-leading research in the mechanical engineering field. My research is the branch of physical sciences that deals with the motion of material bodies under the action of forces. This research subjects is the oldest of the physical sciences and actually, rational mechanics was the first domain in natural philosophy that was brought to form a real theory comparable in generality and precision to classical geometry. We use the advances of mathematics to necessary requirement in the evolution of mechanics. I am very thankful for organization of Erasmus Mundus programme because this support help me to develop our research project. Thank you a lot for this programme.

Madina from Kazakhstan studying @ Lund University, Sweden

Dear reader, my name is Madina Balgabek. Currently I study in Lund University, Sweden. However, I study Economics in Kazakhstan, I had an opportunity to know more about Sweden and Scandinavia by taking SAS-courses (Special Area Studies) which gave me broader knowledge on the world. Lund University differs from Kazakhstan by unswerving university system with helpful coordinators, precisely planned student activities schedule, group mates and new friends from all over the globe and FIKA for every occasion! Also, Lund is 10 minutes away from one of the biggest cities of Sweden - Malmo and 40 minutes away from capital of Denmark - Copenhagen by train which means more travelling and more experience. Erasmus Mundus granted me a chance to experience European life fully. Thank you very much, Erasmus!

Assiya from Kazakhstan studying @ Lund University, Sweden

Hello Dear all! My name is Assiya Kaiyrgali. I am from Kazakhstan and I want to share with you my experience of being an exchange student in Sweden supported by Erasmus Mundus scholarship. First of all, it was really scary for me to go so far abroad because I have never travelled out of my region before. I was afraid to be misunderstood, to get lost or to have nobody beside me to help in case of any possible accidents. Happily, nothing bad has happened, because Swedish people are so kind. They are always ready to help a stranger. There is no police in the streets but it so safe living there. Furthermore, Erasmus Mundus coordinators as always been there for me, so that I was sure that there are some people I can ask some help. The second, education in Lund University is very interesting. I have studied Social Sciences and got so much with me back home. Working in groups, online studies, using modern internet platforms for collaborating with foreign researchers and lots of other skills certainly will help the future researchers in the job. The third, living in Lund is interesting, because there are so many students from all over the world with different cultures and world outlook. Student life is filled with lots of events. Some friends in Sweden compared it with Disney Land. So, you may be sure you are not going to be bored there. Thanks so much to Erasmus Mundus program for giving such opportunity to study in one of the best universities in the world and gain new knowledge, friends and inspirations.

Ainur from Kazakhstan, studying @ Lund University, Sweden

I am sincerely very grateful to the Euro-Asian CEA program, to all the people involved. First of all, thank you very much for choosing me. Secondly, thanks for helping us, for answering our endless questions, tackling our problems. It was a pleasure to participate in the program. Thank you for making everything clear and easy by organizing our exchange period so well. I hope that you will get a chance to organise more Erasmus Mundus partnerships.

Usmon from Uzbekistan, studying @ Lund University, Sweden

Studying abroad is extremely exciting and rewarding experience. In Lund, besides exploring European educational system and getting a first-hand acquaintance with Swedish culture, I have a chance to meet people from all over the world, enriching my knowledge about different countries as well as representing and giving information about my homeland. I strongly believe that in contemporary globalized world traveling and studying abroad should become an indispensable part of every human’s life. I am happy that Erasmus Mundus Euro-Asian CEA program helps students and young professionals to get this important experience. I hope that in future more people from Central Asia will have an opportunity to study in Europe and more European students will explore Central Asia.

Ainur from Kazakhstan, studying @ Lund University, Sweden

My name is Ainur. Currently I am studying at Lund University. I take mostly SAS-courses. In my opinion, Lund is the best place to study because it is an amazing university with exceptional activities for students, qualitative education, the most helpful staff and numerous international students from all over the world. Erasmus Mundus programme changed my life profoundly by giving me an opportunity to acquaint myself with Swedish culture, to become more sociable and versatile, to acquire and apply the knowledge I got here throughout the studies. Thank you a lot for this programme.

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Meruyert from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Technology, The Netherlands

I am Almagambet Meruyert from Astana, Kazakhstan. I am studying master at Eindhoven University of Technology(TU/e), The Netherlands. The University is very convenient, and movement between different departments is made simple. The university dormitories and many places allocated for preparation for classes , such as reading rooms .The Dutch surprised me with its openness , here all are very friendly and hospitable. There are a lot of student societies, where you can find friends with common interests and participate in social life of university. I really enjoy studying here.

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Saltanat from Kazakhstan, studying @ University of Technology, The Netherlands

The Netherlands mostly known for its cheese, windmills and freedom. I’ve been living in Eindhoven, tiny friendly city in the south of Netherlands, which is famous because of Philips and PSV football team. It’s been almost four month and it feels like home!

I am Saltanat from Kazakhstan, currently doing my exchange master study in Eindhoven University of Technology. I am very lucky that I got a chance to study in one of the best universities in the world. Yes! I can state that! TU/e placed 49th in the field of Engineering/Technology and my Computer Science Department is in the top 100 - all of which means that we’re at the tippy-top of the rankings for all Dutch universities!

Unquestionably, during the first days it was hard for me to adapt to new environment and totally different system of education. With help of other new international and local students I got used to it! Honestly, in the beginning I even spent a lot of time searching for a place where to park my bike, and even after parking it I struggled to find my bike again, because according to statistics, the number of bikes here is more than the population of the Netherlands!

Secondly, TU/e is not only famous because of its research but also because of sport centre facilities. I am glad that I have opportunity to get familiar with new kinds of sport like climbing or self-defence. Moreover, sport centre is one of the places where you can find new friends!

As for my classes, I am taking courses which are informative and useful for my future job career. Furthermore, I really like to attend guest lectures.

In addition to that, during my time here, I am making friends from different countries, discovering their cultures and traditions, and even dishes! Here we, international students, often organize parties where every time new people are invited, so now I can say that I have friends from all over the world!

Thirdly, my dreams really came true! Before exchange program I have never imagined to visit Paris, Pisa, and Brussels. Now I have that opportunity to visit all European cities.

Living and studying here are obviously changing my life in a positive way. Erasmus study is the best experience in my life, a journey through cultures that opens minds and changes lives.

In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to all people, who are helping and supporting me now, especially European coordinators and coordinators in TU/e, my old and new friends, Kazakh society in the Netherlands, and my family!

Kubanychbek from Kyrgyzstan studying @ Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Here are my answers:
Who you are: Kubanychbek Zhaparov
What and where you study: Energy Economics and Policy in case of Kyrgyzstan, especially small hydro industry of Kyrgyzstan. Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Why your host university is the best place to study: it has excellent research facilities and professors.
Especially in my research area. How is the everyday life different from your home city and how Erasmus Mundus has changed your life: Here I can dedicate all my time for research and studies. Also, I am an assistant to Prof. Romijn H.A. Here, there is truly international environment. Lots of international students and friendly environment. Also, I would like to see different places of Europe when I find some time.

Otabek from Uzbekistan studying @ Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

I am Otabek Mirzakhmedov from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I am studying master at Eindhoven University of Technology(TU/e), The Netherlands. I am following several courses in the department of Built Environment. This university has all the conditions that are necessary for students. Professors are experienced and good at teaching. Also International Office is also very helpful they do their best to help international students. I would like to thank Euro-Asian CEA program and coordinators for giving me this opportunity. This Erasmus Mundus program provided me to obtain real European knowledge and to change my lifestyle. I am becoming more sociable and independent.

Olessya from Kazakhstan, studying @ Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

"Morgen" – exactly like this we great each other in the morning in the Netherlands! I am currently doing PhD in the best university of the Netherlands (it is not only my view, but also view of weekly magazine Elsevier). Here, in Chemical Department we conduct research in order to make our life easier, comfortable and healthier. For sure the gained experience here will change my life in a positive way, moreover it will open new opportunities for my career in future. What can be more exciting and challenging working in international environment – NOTHING!!!

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Nigina studying @ University of Zagreb, Croatia

Behruz studying @ University of Zagreb, Croatia

Farruh from Uzbekistan, studying University of Zagreb, Croatia

My name is Farrukh Kattakulov from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration, Uzbekistan. Now, I am a PhD exchange student on Department of Biology Faculty of Science University of Zagreb where I started first and comprehensive experience research in environmental sciences, ecosystem functioning, and limnology with European Partner University. The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Consists 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programs and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia. It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. Here I am improving my knowledge with high qualified professors and we are working on focused on research and scientific publications. Now we have bilateral cooperation possibilities for conduction scientific researches between our universities.

Also, Zagreb is a capital of Croatia, with full of historical and famous architecture, nice parks and friendly people. Finally, thanks a lot Euro-Asian CEA 2 program that supports students and researchers to develop this important experience and new opportunity.

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Bokhodir from Uzbekistan, studying University of Zagreb, Croatia

I am Bokhodirjon Khakimov, Bachelor student of Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration, Uzbekistan. Presently, I am studying at Faculty of agriculture in University of Zagreb. Erasmus Mundus programme provided me with the opportunities to enhance my knowledge and improve my personal skills which are need to achieve goals in future. Professors and teachers of this faculty organize laboratory practices, trainings and lectures. I have a great chance to communicate with Croatian students and other students from different parts of the world to exchange ideas. I am thankful for Euro Asian CEA 2 scholarship project and University of Zagreb, especially the teachers of the agriculture faculty for their effort, teaching and encouraging us.

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Abdulla from Uzbekistan studying @ University of Zagreb, Croatia

My name is Abdulla Primov. I am from Uzbekistan. I would like to express my deep appreciation to the developers of the Euro-Asian CEA II program and coordinators for giving me this opportunity. Now I am studying in Croatia, University of Zagreb. My major is Master in managerial informatics. This university has all conditions that are necessary for students. Professors are very experienced and good at teaching. Also International Office is also very helpful, they do their best to help international students all the times. In my home country, I cannot meet every day different kind of people and situations, however in Zagreb every day brings something new which is really needed for me. In case I want to say it in one word, this Erasmus Mundus program provided me to obtain real European knowledge and to change my lifestyle. I am becoming more sociable and independent. Thank you for such a great opportunity..!

Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Siuita staff excahnge @ Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Zhursun studying @ Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Farkhat from Kazakhstan studying @ Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

Sadirdin from Uzbekistan studying @ Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

My name is Sadirdin Khudoykulov. I am from Uzbekistan. I am doing my post-doctorate research by Erasmus Mundus program at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. Erasmus Mundus program had a big influence on my research pedagogical career because there are very good conditions at this university to work on my research. Tomas Bata University is very active in inviting different scientists from all over the world. They usually organize seminars, trainings and lectures. They are really helpful in my research. I have opportunities to communicate with scientists and other researches to exchange ideas not only in my field, but in several of scientific fields. I am learning how education processes are organized in different countries. I am thankful for Erasmus Mundus coordinators and Tomas Bata University staff for giving me such opportunities.

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KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

Laura from Germany studying @ KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

Hey everyone, my name is Laura and I am a 5th Semester Bachelor student from the Humboldt-University in Berlin, where I study history and social sciences. I am spending my semester abroad at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This university gives me the possibility to get to know and intensively study the Central Asian region, especially its history and politics, and all of that in English language. My daily life is different in many aspects and I enjoy every part of it – new friends, the everyday sight of the wonderful mountains, a new view on old things. Erasmus Mundus has given me the unique opportunity to spend half a year in a country I knew next to nothing about and which has made me reshape my thoughts on study related as well as private topics. Although there have been ups and downs and some habits and opinions here a still alien to me I am thoroughly thankful for getting to make those experiences.

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration, Uzbekistan

Cintia from Sweden, staff exchange @ Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration

My name is Cintia Bertacchi Uvo, I am a Professor at the Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund University in Sweden. My choice to have a staff mobility with the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration - TIIM, Uzbekistan is a result from a previous mobility that brought two professors and a postdoc from TIIM to my Department at Lund University. Our plans are to improve the cooperation among us as we have identified many common research interests. I have taught classes and met with local students and researchers. It became much easier to plan future activities when we meet the people we will work with. Besides work, I have had a nice experience contacting a totally different culture and enjoying these differences. I personally enjoy knowing different cultures, so it has been very insightful experience in Uzbekistan

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