Petra, Zábřeh (Czech Republic) - Erasmus in Spring 2012
What do you study?
I already graduated. I am master of law.
Why did you choose Tallinn?
I have never been there. It is not a typical summer holiday destination destroyed by many tourists. I wanted to go to some Scandinavian country but my university did not have a contract with them. Tallinn was the closest place. At the end after I've visited Scandinavian countries I was glad that I came for my Erasmus exactly to Tallinn.
What was your favourite event or trip?
I have to say that ESN in Tallinn made a really great job. When I was talking with my friends from Erasmus in other countries they did not have as much trips and events as we had. I appreciate this hard job. I actually visited many places thanks to ESN and met new friends. South Estonia was legendary, the first trip we had. Interesting parliament visit, opera and theatre, climbing centre, International Dinner were greatly organised... seriously do I have to choose only one? :)
What was your most memorable souvenir during that semester?
All Erasmus in Tallinn. It is not possible to choose only one thing here again. My roommate was the best I can had and all people I had chance to know there became my friends. We are still in contact. So ok, I choose as my best souvenir my Erasmus friends.
Where are you today? What do you do?
After semester in Estonia I came back to my hometown and continue my university. I have to say that Erasmus have opened my eyes in the way that the world is not as big as it looks like. I orientated my studing programme to a more European and International way. I was participated in many other international project connected with EU, volunteering, especially thoose connected with law.
My plans for future are flexible. If there will be an oportunity to work abroad I will use it. I applied for an LL.M studies abroad (in Hungary). And maybe I would like to continue Ph.D. studies. Now I am searching for a job in Czech as well.
What Erasmus brought you?
Before my Erasmus someone at my university told me "Why you go there? You will have to do all compulsory subject in our university because obviously you cannot study Czech criminal law in Estonia". And he said Erasmus is only about drinking and having sex. I strongly disagree, Erasmus is how you make it.
I studied European and International Law and at my university it was recognized as equal to our compulsory subjects. I went to gym almost every day because I am sport addicted. I traveled a lot (visiting 8 new countries during my Erasmus). Had so much fun with friends. Of course we went to parties. The truth is my Erasmus was like the perfect holiday.
Definitely I see myself differently. I am more independent, flexible, openminded. I don't see a problem in small things. I am more tolerant than I used to be. Arguing about the little things is a waste of time. During Erasmus we have traveled a lot and it tought me how to pack quickly and efficiently :-D
And finally I have a friends all over the world. I noticed that world is not that big how it looks like.
Would you do it again?
It was perfect, no regret... whole life memories !
Do you have something more to say?
If somebody as I have doubts before go to Erasmus... don't worry, you will see that Tallinn is a great choice !!!