“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.
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!