Justyna – Physical Earth Science, Swansea University, Wales
I started thinking about studying abroad rather late I would say, I was in my second year of high school. Somewhere around that time my friend and I went to a “study abroad” event and I realised that going to university abroad really was possible!
A friend of mine told me about Elab, as she herself applied to unis with their help. They have helped me choose the best course and university for me, write the personal statement, and apply for a student loan. I would call them anytime I had any questions. Also, being an Elab ambassador, I’ve had the opportunity to share my experiences as a student on Elab’s social media, you can check them out on Instagram and Facebook.
My time at university has been lovely from the very first day. The people I’ve met are incredibly friendly and helpful. My flatmates are my best friends but literally everyone at uni is amazing.
What I value the most at Swansea University is my weekly schedule. Having only 13 contact hours per week allows me to engage in a number of activities. This also means that I have to work really hard on self-discipline and my time management. Another thing that I love about this university is the variety of societies which you can join. They offer literally everything, from dancing, singing, languages, through wine and cheese appreciation, to playing Quidditch!
Our lecturers treat us as equals, there is no awkward silence when questions are asked and nobody is afraid of “saying something stupid”. This encourages me even more to learn and enjoy the atmosphere and best environment for learning.
I can honestly say that coming to study in Wales is the best decision I’ve ever made!