I first came across Elab at an educational fair in Krakow. Although I had thought about studying abroad for many years, I had very little information about the application process, courses and universities and no clear idea where to start. To be honest, I was daunted by the prospect of doing it on my own, so Elab was a godsend. My consultant helped me with the motivational letter I needed to write and encouraged me to finish my portfolio, looked it over and gathered together all the documents and paperwork I needed to submit. And I was accepted at Falmouth University, a wonderful historical location on the south coast, with a university which specialises in the creative arts.
My first days in the UK were a kaleidoscope of impressions, events and tours. I looked around me at the undergraduates, animated, excited and full of ideas, and little imagined that within weeks I would have a close circle of friends. The lecturers treat us as equals, like to be called by their first name — imagine! — and are always accessible and happy to help with any problems that we might encounter. They have many contacts in the field and this will be very useful when I graduate.
I feel I am living in a real community. Some days, I might spend up to 10 hours in the animation studio, taking little breaks with my fellow students, to listen to music and dance, before returning to our respective projects. It’s hard work, of course, but well worth it. The only limit to what we can achieve is our creativity.
I am so glad I asked Elab for their help and happy to be studying what I love in the perfect academic environment.