It’s been about six weeks of great time in Zilina Slovakia. It’s spring time and weather is getting better and better every day and it seem to make everyone really happy when they don’t need to wear so much clothes.
Time flies and every weekend something nice is planned. In Slovakia free train tickets for students makes it easy to go and see beautiful places and castles. There is castles and castle ruins everywhere 😀 nature is amazing and other European cities are pretty close.
I’m the only exchange student in my faculty because others for some reason didn’t come. That’s okay for me because now I only have weekly meetings with teachers and I can do most of my studies from home. So I have a lot of free time. But the tasks I have, I really need to do and know because I’m alone with the teacher and it would be weird if i was there knowing nothing.
Everything is under control and I’m happy to be here.
Studying in Slovakia is pretty much like studying in Finland, you have lectures and assignments. In my case, however, it happens that there is only one another Erasmus+ student in our Faculty (Faculty of Special Engineering) this semester besides me.. 😀 So we just have meetings with the teachers every or every other week and do some assignments accordingly. Studying takes about four to five hours for each subject in a week.
Slovakia has an amazing nature. The picture above is taken from Mala Fatra, a mountain very near Zilina (the city I’m staying at). In Mala Fatra, there are lots of different hiking trails to choose from and you can even find old castles on your way up. Zilina is also nicely located if you like to travel, there are direct trains at least to the largest cities in Slovakia as well as to the main cities in neighbour countries.