Hello. I am Karyna, a student of Kharkiv Polytechnic University, Ukraine. I got the chance to experience the Erasmus+ program at University of Kalisz. Studying at the university was interesting and full of various activities.

It was truly an incredible time. I can confidently say that during these 4 months I lived a small life filled with a lot of pleasant and unforgettable memories.

I visited four new countries for me: Poland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. For the first time in my life, I flew by plane and was excited by these incredible views. I saw the Norwegian fjords, the famous Little Mermaid monument in Denmark, enjoyed walking around Stockholm and tried venison for the first time in my life.

I also had the opportunity to travel to the cities of Poland. I visited Wroclaw, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Poznań, Gdynia, Lodz, Ostrów Wielkopolski and, of course, Kalisz. During my time in Poland, I had the opportunity to enjoy both still warm days and frosty ones. So I had time to go to the seaside in Gdansk in October and to visit the Christmas markets in Wroclaw.

Of course, I want to say a few words about Kalisz. This city became my home for 4 months. It is comfortable and cozy. The city has everything you need for life, two shopping centers, a park, cafes and restaurants, an aquapark, cinemas, fitness clubs, a swimming pool. So, you’ll definitely be able to find an activity to your liking.

Also, summing up, I want to thank all the people I met during my exchange program. Thank you for the pleasant memories that will remain with me for the rest of my life.