Hello! my name is Lucia Mugaruka 18 years old I am a student in IT ,I live in Belarus for already 2 years, my life in Belarus is so comfortable quiet I arrived in vitebsk in 2018 I did my first year of preparatory course at vitebsk state university PM masherova. I was welcomed in the university campus where I made my first friends .
My roommates were able to explain to me how the university works, which was a little obscure to me on arrival, they told me also makes discover traditions. I really felt like living as a Belarusian for a year
: after my preparatory year which lasted 9 months I decided to continue my studies in the same university since I had the best teachers in the world the school welcomed me and treated me as one of theirs and they made sure that I felt comfortable that my lessons were well
I can say that Belarus is a country where people are open and welcoming, after my 7 months I decided to stay in my own apartment since I was already used to Belarusian life, I was really struck by the kindness of Belarusians ; their manners and their “gentlemen” side is not a legend! We like it or we don’t like it, it’s true. But I really appreciated that, especially when you arrive in a country that you do not know, with a mastery of the language not perfect (especially in the context of different regional accents), and that the you have to ask for help or your way. These two years have taught me to appreciate their culture (I don’t like it any more today), and my experiences abroad in general have been a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and learn about myself. Today, I still need this little dose of challenge, of unknown and of intercultural confrontation that represents a trip abroad which allows me to reflect on myself, on the world and to sharpen my way of apprehend the latter. I have also gained a lot in openness, independence and adaptability, qualities which (I am convinced) serve us throughout our lives, whether in personal or professional fields).