Erasmus + Success Stories

Rositsa Markova Faculty of Public HealthOutgoing Student


Rositsa's impressions from CLUJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

“I WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERY STUDENT TO TAKE THE CHANCE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME, BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE WORLD OUT THERE TO BE DISCOVERED!”

Erasmus+ Period: 04/06/2019 – 06/06/2019

My name is Rositsa Markova and I am fourth year student in Public Health and Health management in the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia. This year I had the opportunity to make a summer internship in the Cluj School of Public Health throughout the Erasmus+ Programme.

The city of Cluj–Napoca is located in the north-west part of Romania and it was under Hungarian influence for a long time. This influence is visible throughout the beautiful architecture of the town, the many museums and mixed population. Also, Cluj is a city which hosts a lot of musical and food festivals and events. I lived in the Student’s city which reminded me a lot of the one in Sofia, so I didn’t experience a culture shock during my stay there. Fortunately, I made a lot of friends with who had time to travel every weekend to discover beautiful cities in Romania such as Sibiu, Brasov, Alba Iulia and etc.

Regarding my job, I was working 4 hours a day at the Cluj School of Public Health and I had different tasks to do. I could say that the school is working under an innovative and modern American-like model of education. There were also a lot of students who were working on different projects. I find it very interesting that they give them the opportunity to work before graduating their bachelor degrees. My main task was an European project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme under the title “DIYPES – Do it yourself physical education and sport!”. It was my first time working with an European project and it was really interesting. This project was about motivating high school students to participate in their physical education and sport hours at high school, because of the high obesity levels in Europe. So I developed special video and presentation to encourage them and I created guidelines for the teachers and project participants. It was a great experience for me and with the help of my mentor to whom I am very grateful, I learned many things which I will use one day in my future career.

I would recommend to every student to take the chance and participate in the Erasmus+ Programme, because there is a huge world out there to be discovered!

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