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Study abroad

180 epizod

Study abroad

180 epizod


We take a peek into the lives of foreign students living in Slovenia. Did they come to party, study or just shake up their everyday lives? What makes these young people tick and what do they think about the country they've come to? Listen to the challenges they face and what they miss from home. Has this experience changed them? Are they considering staying here? Every Monday at 11:25 only on Radio Si. Do you want to share your experience? Just write to pr@radiosi.eu and maybe you are our next guest.

05.06.2023

Alex and Bence spent their Erasmus internship at the Faculty of Energy Technology in Krško

Bence and Alex come from neighboring Hungary. In fact, they came to Krško by car. Despite having their own means of transport, they have not yet been able to explore Slovenia as much, as they have been mainly focusing on their studies and internship at the Faculty of Energy Technology in Krško. They chose to play the song Nem tudja senki by a three-member Hungarian hip-hop-rap pop band called Follow The Flow.


29.05.2023

Despite not speaking Slovene, Sunniva decided to join the Mixed Choir Viva Brežice

Sunniva says that when she first moved to Brežice for her semester abroad, she was overwhelmed, so she decided to seek out a familiar environment, one where she could feel safe even when everything else in Brežice was still unfamiliar. She decided to join the Mixed Choir Viva Brežice. She chose to play Keep Yourself Alive by Queen.


15.05.2023

Aram feels that in Slovenia, everything is built in "human size"

Aram says that in Slovenia, he always feels like a "human", because everything is built in "human size". In Russia, on the other hand, the tall buildings and wide roads often make one feel like a grain of sand. He chose to play the song Million Roses by Alla Pugacheva.


01.05.2023

During his exchange in Ljubljana, Simão joined Rugby Olimpija

Simão spent a semester in Ljubljana as an Erasmus student. Since he had lots of free time, he joined Olimpija Rugby. The Portuguese student, or Portugalec as his coach calls him, adds that unfortunately, the sport is not nearly as popular in Slovenia as it is in Portugal! He chose to play the song Vienna by Billy Joel.


17.04.2023

One of the main lessons Manuel says he will take from his studies in Ljubljana is money management

Since the law student and his roommates had different priorities, hobbies, and expenses, splitting the final sum into four equal parts wasn't ideal for their household. They decided that each of them would do their own shopping, but Manuel says they still share things like cookies. His song of choice was Into the Sun by Australian indie folk trio Sons Of The East.


03.04.2023

Darja says studying in Slovenia can be a bit chaotic, but that this same chaos is also “a breath of fresh air”

Darja is an artist of Russian-Ukrainian descent from Latvia who lives and studies in the Netherlands. Her Slavic roots are the reason why she chose to spend a semester in Ljubljana. She says that her studies in Slovenia can be a bit "chaotic" compared to the Netherlands, but that this suits her. She also found an afternoon job here. She chose to play a song by mexican singer Chavela Vargas titled La Llorona.


20.03.2023

After spending a semester in Ljubljana, Erik says Slovenia is very underrated

Erik chose to spend a semester in Slovenia after he made an online comparison of all the partner universities his home university in Germany had offered as possible Erasmus exhange destinations. The University of Ljubljana stood out as one of the best, and to him, it also seemed one of the most interesting. His song of choice was Zukunft Pink by Peter Fox (feat. Inéz).


06.03.2023

Christiana says culture is one of the main topics of conversation in her homeland

When someone says Greece, our first thoughts will most likely be that of culture, history, good food and beautiful beaches. This week’s guest points out the main topics of conversation in her homeland have been less glamorous these past few years. Christiana says artists and arts students across Greece face the devaluation of their degrees, while legal gaps in tackling femicide in Greece hinder victim's access to justice. She chose to play the song Odí sti fasaría (Prod. by Critical) by the greek artist Sara ATH.


20.02.2023

Grzegorz says he did not expect to make close friendships in such a short time

Grzegorz says that when choosing his Erasmus destination, he was deciding between Crete and Maribor. He decided on the latter because there was a better overlap with the subjects he had to complete during his exchange. At the end of his exhange, he says that he does not regret the decision and that what he'll remember most will be the people he met there.


06.02.2023

At the start of her exchange, Flora felt lost. Now, she’s not sure she wants to leave

In addition to French literature, Flora also studies English literature and culture. It’s therefore no wonder why her friends and family were surprised that she chose to spend her Erasmus exchange in Slovenia instead of England. However, she adds they quickly changed their minds when she started sending home photos of Ljubljana and Slovenia. She chose to play a song by the popular French artist MAXENSS titled La lune à 3h du mat.


23.01.2023

If there was one advice Neus would give her fellow students, it would be to go to classes

Neus is a 21-year-old Catalan student who came to Slovenia because it was the southernmost place of the locations offered to her for her Erasmus. She chose to play the song Permission to Dance by BTS.


09.01.2023

During his first week in Slovenia, Max and his friends crashed a bachelor's party in Velika Planina

Max is a student of mechanical engineering who decided to study in Ljubljana because it was one of the last still available spots to go on Erasmus that were offered to him. To anyone who is considering studying abroad, he recommends not picking the conventional locations but something a bit different from the norm.


26.12.2022

On her exchange in Ljubljana, Alexandra learned it’s ok to spend time on your own

Alexandra knew practically nothing about Slovenia before arriving in Ljubljana. She says she expected there would be more of a "Balkan influence", adding that she loves the mix of the many influences she ended up finding in Slovenia. She chose to play Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone.


12.12.2022

Marc moved from Graz to Ljubljana for love

While Marc says he misses the orderly behavior of Austrians in traffic, he adds he found it surprising how similar life is in Ljubljana compared to Graz. He chose to play Make You Feel My Love by Adelle.


28.11.2022

What surprised Mina the most was that communication between students and professors is a bit more relaxed in Slovenia

Mina says one of the things that surprised her the most was that she was given the keys to the laboratory at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana during the first meeting with her mentor in order to be able to research the topic of her master's thesis whenever she had time. She explained that the process of obtaining the keys would be much more complex in Montenegro. She chose to play the song Montenegrina by Kemal Monteno.


14.11.2022

Ece is a Turkish student who comes from Izmir, known as Turkey's most western-oriented city

Ece is also a member of the official Turkish Eurovision Fan Club. It’s therefore no wonder she chose to play Everyway That I Can by Sertab Erener, the winner of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest in Riga.


31.10.2022

Max says he chose to study in Slovenia because of his previous visit to Ljubljana

Max comes from the West German industrial city of Duisburg. The political science student says it's not known as particularly beautiful because of its industrial past, but that a lot has changed since and that he likes living there. Can Ljubljana compare? He chose to play the song ALLES ANDERS (WENIGER IM A****) by Schmyt feat. CRO.


17.10.2022

Javier says the main thing he will remember from his exchange will be all the people he met (17.10.2022)

Javier is one of those students who makes decisions based on research. He says that he chose Slovenia because it was a good base for his Europe-wide travels - he visited an impressive 16 countries in five months. What tipped the scales was also the fact that the University of Ljubljana is one of the best in Europe. His song of choice was Viva La Vida by Coldplay.


03.10.2022

Karol came to Maribor with the intention of staying for a semester, but ended up staying for a year (03.10.2022)

Karol says that Slovenia and Poland are similar - both countries have mountains, lakes, a seaside and beautiful nature, but the law student adds that the air in Slovenia is better. He chose to play April u Beogradu by Zdravko Čolić.


19.09.2022

David decided to go on Erasmus because he wanted to become more independent (19.09.2022)

Slovenia was not the first on David’s wish list. The 4th year Medicine student wanted to go to Finland, but he found it was too far from his home country. In the end, he decided on Ljubljana because of the mountains and the closeness of the sea and has not looked back since. He chose to play Welcome To My Life by Simple Plan.


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