“Erasmus is all about new experiences and making the most of opportunities open to you” – Meet Jasur Ahmadov, one of the students of Khazar University who spent his Erasmus+ semester in Italy.

Hey there!

I am Jasur Ahmadov, a fourth-year computer engineering student at Khazar University.

Fortunately, I was one of the Azerbaijani students who had been selected for Erasmus

Exchange Program to study one semester in Italy at Politecnico di Torino.

Erasmus was one of the most challenging experiences of my life. Students take part in

this exchange program for many different reasons. It was a good opportunity for me to

live in Italy for five exciting months. Living in a different country can give you the

opportunity to face challenges, make new friends from countries like Italy, Poland,

Germany, England, Scotland, France, Bangladesh, Turkey, even USA, and learn new

languages, of course, Italian.

During my Erasmus journey, I didn’t leave Italy due to the covid measures determined by

the state, but the good news is that Italy is full of touristic and historic places on its own,

so, I decided to visit most of Italy’s famous places. Luckly, I found an opportunity to see

Mole Antonelliana in Turin, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the Colosseum in Rome, the

Cathedral-Basilica in Milan and the two islands in Venice. I will never forget those

moments. They will stay with me forever.

Erasmus is not just about having fun, going out, partying, and traveling, it’s also a great

opportunity to reveal your survivability in a country all alone! Being Erasmus means being

brave. Suddenly, you are faced with many strange and unknown things. It is almost

impossible to live abroad alone and survive with the expected story. For example,

someone may steal your bicycle like mine. You need to be mature enough and think

differently to avoid all dangerous consequences. From these experiences, I feel more

confident and like someone who has grown and gained new life skills.

It’s all about Erasmus. I hope you will come back more motivated, independent and

confident. Don’t forget that Erasmus studies are not a gap year. It counts towards your

degree and is truly worth it. Erasmus is all about new experiences and making the most

of opportunities open to you. Apply now and start your own journey!