The best way to learn geography is to travel and the best way to understand people is to meet them in their own homes. When we travel, we accumulate fresh ideas and experiences, discover new things, and gain knowledge about the world. That is why, to understand Slovak culture better and get new impressions, Placement Slovakia organized a trip for our Erasmus interns to two historical places of Slovakia - Trenčín, and Trnava.
It is known that Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles, let alone, one of them is located in Trencin, which is located on a mountain above the city. Trenčín Castle – a dominant feature of the city of Trenčín and the entire region of Považie and belongs to the most extensive castles in Europe.
Moreover, we couldn’t miss Trnava, one of Slovakia's oldest and most important cities. With a population of 65 000 inhabitants, it is known as a student city as there are 3 Universities, and the majority are students. It is the seventh biggest city in Slovakia.
So, together with interns we:
visited Trencin castle;
walked around Christmas markets in Trenčín, and Trnava;
played board games during our lunchtime;
enjoyed a night city view of Trnava.
It was an opportunity to get to know each other and have a good time.
Few words from our interns about this trip:
Kateryna, Ukraine, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics
“One day - two cities. Both of them are not so big, that’s why we had enough time to explore them. Nevertheless, they have their souls and vibes, so unique and authentic. In the evening, Trenčin and Trnava enchanted us with Christmas markets. All thanks to PlacementSlovakia for the organization. You are incredible people. What I can say is it was amazing.“
Yordan, Bulgaria, University of Vienna
“Last week Placement Slovakia organized an excursion to two not-so-known among the most European but charming towns in our host country - Trenčín and Trnava. Both places gave us the warmth of the locals and many wonderful sceneries as a gift. The sights visited during the day prove to us the great history of the Slovak nation and let us capture its unique cultural and architectural achievements in our minds. So much and so little I've seen for only a Saturday - now I am passionate about exploring the whole country!”
Andela, Serbian, PIM University in Banja Luka
“My first train trip to Trencin was amazing. Trencin is not so big a city, but with a huge castle overlooking the beautiful landscapes of nature. The museum is full of historical sights and an interesting trip to the very top of the castle. The castle is a vast expanse, beautiful nature and interesting games that people have had fun with in the past.
Then follows the next stop in Trnava, with the great Christmas markets and the oldest church in all of Bratislava. We also climbed the Town Towel for a beautiful view of the city center, which is beautifully decorated because of the New Year's euphoria. All in all, it wouldn't be all that great without a fun atmosphere in society.”
Do not stand gaping, but get the opportunity to spend a good weekend with Placement Slovakia!
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Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, significant changes have taken place in the Ukrainian education system. In Ukraine, more than 1,500 educational institutions were destroyed or damaged, including schools, colleges and universities. Many students were forced to leave their homes and educational institutions and continue to acquire qualifications or work abroad.
WorkSpace Europe has been mainly coordinating international Erasmus+ internship mobility projects for universities within the Erasmus+ program countries. Thanks to the flexibility allowed by the European Commission related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we decided to modify our Erasmus mobility project in 2022 to help Ukrainian higher education students to come for internships in Bratislava. We prepared a unique concept offering students from Ukraine a full package Erasmus+ experience in Slovakia: internships in our cooperating, well-known international companies, accommodation, Erasmus+ grant allowance and our full support before, during and after the mobility period. This way they not only get a chance to move to Slovakia but also gain a valuable practical experience in reputable companies as well as meet Erasmus trainees from other countries. That is all in the frame of the European Union program Erasmus+, which they mostly knew before only as an international mobility program for studies.
Placement Slovakia provides highly qualified Erasmus+ internships, and also cares for the interns' socialization and their free time. It shows that the Erasmus+ internships are not only work, but about traveling and having a good time.
Mr. Bekir Koničanin from Serbia, International University of Novi Pazar, Channel Services Enablement Specialist
The end is always the beginning of something new. New experience, people around, interests, - all of that is waiting for the Bekir ahead. Life is all about experiences. Our past experiences shape the person we are today. Our new experiences can shape the person we become.