Here you can find stories and experiences of incoming students during their mobilities in Split
Oriane Veyrac (France):
Welcome day – University of Split
The responsible of the international relation of the University of Split, Mrs Marina SINOVCIC, organized a meeting with all students performing exchange in Split at the very beginning of the semester. She gave a welcome pack (tourist books, city map) to each student and explained all the following steps:
1) Procedure to obtain a temporary Croatian identity (OIB) and a resident permit;
2) Registration procedure in the Faculty of Kinesiology;
3) Procedure to take out a subscription to the public transport.
Split and the surroundings
Split is one of the most beautiful city of Croatia, both day and night. It is not really big but it has a lot to offer. The Diocletian’s Palace is at the same time a Roman vestige and the city center of Split, which gives to the city a real charm. I really enjoyed to drink coffee or to have some drinks with my friends within the Palace, on Riva or on Matejuška.
I used to go for a walk, sometimes along the shore to contemplate the sea and its islands, sometimes in the park Marjan. The sunset from the top of Marjan is something not to miss!
The mountain of Mosor where you can hike is close from Split and accessible by public transport. Beaches are really nice too, it is difficult to resist to the turquoise sea!
To resume, you should visit the city centre(Diocletian palace, Riva, Cathedral of St. Duje…), the park Marjan, Bačvice beach, Žnjan beach, Matejuška, Hajduk’s stadium Poljud (Hajduk vs Dinamo is always exciting)… Also, you should visit Trogir, Omiš and the islands such as Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Vis… You can NOT get bored, because there is so much to visit!
Faculty of kinesiology
Before to move to Split, I was in touch with Mrs Ana Kezić. She kept helping me during all the semester when I needed to deal with all kind of problems, not only in relation with the faculty.
I dreaded the beginning of the semester because I was the only Erasmus student in the faculty and I wasn’t able to speak Croatian. Finally, I quickly felt comfortable thanks to the warm welcome from all the teachers and all the students of the faculty. The language wasn’t a barrier at all, because everyone knows English very well. I am really thankful for everything!
Practical classes are held at various locations, not only at the faculty of kinesiology. I easily got from one place to another by walking. I found out many sports such as sailing, wrestling, water polo… it was really interesting. I met each teacher for the theoretical part, they all gave me materials in English.
I can easily sum up my semester in Split by one word: AWESOME! It was an amazing experience and I am sure that you will also enjoy it!
Dominik Durgo (Hungary):
I applied for an Erasmus scholarship in 2012, when I was 24 old. This was the best year of my life. I was in Split for 4 months, from 7th September till the middle of December. Unfortunately, in December, before Christmas I had to come back to Hungary, because I had to take exams in my College.
I liked the mentality and the lifestyle of the citizens in Split. The people are very friendly and extremely helpful there. Me and my girlfriend had applied for a dorm, and a special, intensive Croatian language course before the Erasmus started in September. I found it very useful. We visited different kinds of shops and even the Market next to the faculty. We learnt the basic expressions in Croatian. It was a good feeling to speak in a new language, or to ask something from a Croatian people in their own language.
After this language course the real Erasmus semester begun. My faculty was Physical Education, and Sport Science. The building of my faculty was near the dorm. I had 3 courses, Martial Arts, Volleyball, and Track and Field. In the beginning of the semester, I only had theoretical lessons two times a week. Later on, from the middle of October we had practical lessons and I had to visit some trainings in the evenings. Besides the compulsory classes at the University, we could take part in a lot of other programs, for example: sightseeing , swimming, sunbathing, or doing sports.
Our dorm was next to the Marjan hill. It is a beautiful place where I could go running, riding a bike or hiking.
Our language course organized two trips. First time, we went to Imotski on a wine tasting. The second time we visited Omis and Makarska along the coast. These are amazing and beautiful memories.
My teachers were very helpful, polite, and understanding. When I arrived, my English was not very good, so we communicated in a mix language, a mixture of English and Croatian.
This Erasmus was the best thing of my life. I was in a beautiful place with my beautiful girlfriend, which resulted in beautiful and unforgettable memories…
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