Hello, I’m Omar, a student from Bethlehem University in Palestine, I wanted to take a moment to share with you the incredible experience I’ve had as an Erasmus + student in Kalisz, Poland at University of Kalisz. These past months have been nothing short of amazing, filled with new experiences, friendships, and cultural discoveries. From the moment I arrived in Kalisz, I was welcomed with open arms by the local students and University staff. Adjusting to life in a new country initially felt daunting, but I quickly found myself immersed in the rich tapestry of Polish culture. Whether it was exploring the charming streets of Kalisz, sampling delicious pierogi, or learning about Poland’s fascinating history, every moment has been a treasure. The people I’ve met during my time here have left a lasting impression on me. My classmates, teachers, and people at the dormitory “Bulionik” have been incredibly kind and supportive, helping me navigate both the academic and social aspects of my exchange program. I’ve forged friendships that I know will endure long after my time in Kalisz comes to an end. Living and studying in Poland has not only broadened my horizons but also deepened my appreciation for cultural diversity. It’s been a journey of personal growth and self-discovery, as I’ve challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone and embrace new opportunities. As I reflect on my time here, I can’t help but feel grateful for this wonderful experience. Being an exchange student in Kalisz has been a privilege, and I will carry the memories and lessons learned with me for a lifetime. Thank you for being a part of my journey, and I look forward to sharing more stories with you soon.