Anonymous asked: uuuhh how do you like erasmus? I'm thinking of doing that as well but the students who come to MY university via the erasmus programme don't seem to learn much at all. (of course, erasmus is a lot about just getting in contact with a different culture and people and learning a new language instead of studying in your field - but I don't even think they get that here. The erasmus-students just hang out by themselves and barely know the language. They seem so isolated) What's your experience? <3
Well about language i can tell you that i barely know Czech too, although it my second semester here, Czech language is really hard for me I can’t pronounce anything right. Its right that Erasmus students usually hangs out by themselves.
First semester we had this big group, we were always together, we lived together in dorms, so its normal to hang out together. But it didn’t mean we were unhappy if a native’d come to communicate with us. Okay, its a bit hard to go to a big group and start talking. But even when we were less we were the outsiders. There were some people approaching us of course but most of them had other things in their minds. Some of them trying to communicate with you at parties and then just ignoring you at streets. I don’t even care about those and as a person I’m not that warm at first so it might intimidate others. I have some Czech friends who told me that they thought i don’t wanna talk with them at all so they didn’t approach me for a while. But now after 6 months I have great local friends that I meet regularly and others that I’m happy to know. It depends to both sides. Now I have a smaller group, my roommates and my great friend that i came together to Zlin. Its different from first semester but both ways its amazing.
About education, it depends to you of course. First semester I’ve barely studied and drawn. But when I started to draw again I realized that I improved a lot and now i can’t stop working on my animation, sketching and practicing. I needed that long pause. I’m studying art so my situation that is a bit different from other studies. I’ve learned a lot by communicating with local animation students, visiting expositions, discovering new Czech artists, well just by being here and keeping my eyes and mind open :)