Taking the challenge for an experience of a lifetime!

Article published on April 23, 2010
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Article published on April 23, 2010
Author: Ana Alibegova "If we make a mini research to find out why young people do or don’t apply for an exchange program, we can easily understand that most of them have complaints regarding lack of information about possibilities for study aboard.
Most of them are willing to take the challenge and for an internship or a Master program abroad; the ones that already have experience confirm it has been and experience of a lifetime. Here are some of their stories:''

Katya from Moldova (24): The greatest time and the most amazing experience

As a student at the Faculty of Foreign Languages (German-English Department, Translation) I applied for a DAAD scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) two times and for accepted both times.

I received the first scholarship and went to Germany for a whole month as a participant in an intensive summer course for German language. I studied at the University Heinrich Heine in Dusseldorf, Germany. The second time, I was rewarded with a study scholarship for two semesters at the University of Ruhr in Bochum, Germany. It was a DAAD scholarship for foreign students who want to obtain a Masters Degree in Germany.

The time I spent abroad in Germany was the GREATEST and the most AMAZING experience of my life! During this time I learned many interesting facts about Germany, its culture, traditions and people who live there. I loved everything there! I’ve met wonderful people from all over the world who will remain my friends forever. I would say German people are gentile, polite and cool ;)

I had the privilege to experience German university education with German and foreign students. I’ve learned useful and important things which I now apply in my professional activities. The opportunities which the DAAD scholarships granted me are priceless.

In my opinion, educational institutions in my country inform students about available exchange programs, and if the students wish to apply for one they can easily do so. The only issue is that there are not many programs and scholarships available for the students from Moldova.

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