Our international students' stories

Hi, My name is Sırrı and I’m from Turkey. I was in Kalisz two years ago and I spent really great time there. I promised myself to come to Kalisz again. As you know, studying abroad and living in other country, in different culture is not as easy as it sounds but I felt like at home in Kalisz. The city is small that’s true but we found a lot of things to do together. You can find everything you need easily. The professors were so nice and always tried to show us more than our classes.  They arranged some visits in local hospitals and other health centres. International Relations Office staff organized some meetings, trips and other events for us. I’m really looking forward to visiting the city and reviving all good memories again. Don’t hesitate to go to Kalisz!

Mus Alparslan University, Turkey

Hello, I’m Igor. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to participate in internships in Netland Computers company in Kalisz. During my mobility I was involved in some company’s activities and performed professional tasks. Thanks to my internships, I broaden my knowledge and skills. It was very exciting!

Nizhny Novgorod State Engineering and Economic University in Knyaginino

Hi, I’m Seyda. Kalisz was my second home. I had a lot of Polish friends. They were all very polite and valuable people for me. I spent fun time in Kalisz Aqua Park, the city centre, municipial parks and forests. I want to finish with a joke: “Kalisz is the most beautiful city in Europe” at least for us.

                 Afyon Kocatepe  University (Turkey)

Hi, I’m Betül. I study Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Bolu (Turkey) and I had my Erasmus+ experience at PWSZ in Kalisz. I can safely say that it was one of the best experiences in my life!

I was accommodated in the university Student Dormitory ”BULIONIK” and I was very happy with it. It was so much better than I had expected and I didn’t have any problems. International Relations Office staff was really helpful and I am really thankful for it! They also organized different activities and trips for us and it was really fun. We spent a lot of time together.The knowledge gained at the university was really useful. I loved my teachers. They always had new things to show us. I am so grateful for that. I believe that Erasmus is something that every student should experience in their lives. During my mobility I made a lot of long-term and amazing friendships. I really enjoyed Kalisz too, I have no regrets!

                   Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University (Turkey)

Make sure that Erasmus days will be your unforgettable days. You can develop your most beautiful friendships here. Make friends with foreign students. Learn as much as you can! When you look back, you will be happy. This is a very valuable experience for you. Get to know the value!

Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey

Hello, I’m Gamze. I spent 8 months in Kalisz. I met a lot of students from some parts of the world. They helped me to open my mind by sharing different ideas. Thanks to them, I learned how to take different perspectives on life. I found the love of my life on Erasmus and it made me a lucky peron. Now I feel that Kalisz was my second home. I will never foget this experience.


Afyon Kocapete University

Hi, I’m Sedat. I spend a good time in Kalisz. The city isn’t so big but it offers a lot of attractions, festivals and cultural events. Kalisz is set in the middle of Poland so I found it easy to visit other Polish and European cities.

Bingol University

Hello, my name is Kirill.  I want to share some memories about my mobility in Kalisz. It was my dream to visit Poland and Kalisz as well. Erasmus+ Programme helped me to make new friends, find new oportunities for my future, discover new places and follow the best study programme. I am grateful to my coordinators who helped us with everything. They are so perfect. They made my stay in Kalisz more colorful. For me, it was like a fairytale. New people, new experience, new friends and new trips. It was my  first Erasmus+ mobility and the best one!

Nizhny Novgorod State Engineering and Economic University in Knyaginino

Hello, my name is Aysel. I spend two semesters in Kalisz, Poland. For me, Erasmus+ Programme means not only studying but also having a great fun, making new friends from diffrent countries, tasting the dishes of the European cuisine and learning some dances. Kalisz is a really good place to study. Although public transport connections are not satisfactory.  Erasmus Coordinators as well as International Relations Officers helped us to solve some problems with some study programmes or at the dormitory. Kalisz was like a second home to me.                   I will never regret it! I miss all of You!


Bingol University, Turkey

Hello, my name is Anelia. This was my first mobility and I was very scared at the beginning. Kalisz made a good impression on me. A large percentage of inhabitants are very friendly and similing. This mobility gave me the opportunity to meet some students from different countries but mostly it helped me improve my language skills. I want to thank my coordinators in Kalisz for everything and I hope to meet them again. This mobility was very exciting and an unforgettable experience.

D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Bulgaria

Hello! I’m Ali. It was a great experience to study in Kalisz. It was my first trip abroad. Kalisz is a lovely and small city but it doesn’t mean that Kalisz is boring. I spent my time with some Erasmus+ students and Polish ones every day. Kalisz is set in the middle of Poland so I could visit other Polish cities almost every weekend. I found it difficult to get used to some things, e.g. colder climate and longer nights than in turkey. But I didn’t have any troubles at the university. I passed all exams. It was the best experience in my life. If I had a chance to study in Kalisz again,  I would go back there without any hestitation.


Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Hello my name is Mustafa. I studied in Kalisz for one semester. First of all, I was very happy to stay in Kalisz because it was a good city for me. I met a lot of new friends, saw interesting things and got to know different cultures. İ felt safe and very cheerful in Kalisz. I love people in this city. What’s more, I practiced at hospital in Kalisz. The medical staff and patients were very helpful in this place. I think that everybody loved us (me and my friend) and I loved everybody in this hospital –  patients, workers, teachers and my friends. I’ll never forget one patient in pediatric department. Assha was so pretty and so sweet. I want to say “Thank you” for everything to my Erasmus+ Coordinators, my mates, a manager and workers in your dormitory “Bulionik”! I’m grateful to Ewa Wasielewska from International Relations Office. She was really helpful and a good person at this university. She was like my mother in Poland. And thank you to Monika Napadłek for everything. THANK YOU KALISZ and KALISZ PEOPLE! Maybe we will see again soon:)

 Mus Alparslan University, Turkey

Hello, my name is Onintza and I’m from the Basque Country. I’ve been studying engineering in Kalisz for five months and it’s been a pleasure for me to have had such an opportunity. Everybody knows that Kalisz isn’t a well-known city of Poland but it’s worth seeing. The city has a very interesting history you would like to know. I loved the main square and some of the streets. If you want to try the traditional Polish food, in this city you can (and it’s good). It’s true that Kalisz isn’t a university city but there’s always something you can do, for example, ice skating, bowling, billard, karaoke and sport… What’s more, the relation between students and teachers is close at university in Kalisz. We met a lot of people from all over Europe (Portugal, Spain, Turkey, France) and we made a very big family. In my opinion, the Erasmus+ Programme is an unique experience you must try.

 University of the Basque Country, Spain