A student from the IT Department of International Burch University, Merjem Štulanović was on the Erasmus exchange at Riga Technical University in Latvia.
My Erasmus story started in May 2018 when I applied for the Erasmus exchange at Riga Technical University. After I completed the necessary paperwork and had a successful Skype interview I was informed that my application was successful. In September I started the third year of my studies at this esteemed University.
The most interesting part of Riga is the old town full of architectural and historical sights wherefore it was marked as part of UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Riga Technical University has its main campus in the center of the city and faculties are placed in different locations.
During the exchange, I was surrounded by foreign students wherefore I met new friends not just from different parts of Europe but from other continents as well.
Erasmus Student Network of Riga organized different events through which we had a chance to travel to different cities in Latvia but neighboring countries as well.
Each day in the five months exchange period was a new challenge and thought me how to be more self-confident and how to accommodate in the unfamiliar environment. The fact that I met so many people from different parts of the world says enough about the value of this experience. I would suggest to all students who are given a chance to be part of the Erasmus program to accept this challenge and start this journey which brings a lot of positive experiences and beautiful memories.