Chloé Van Den Broeck
Chloé Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Erasmus student at the Journalism Department from October 2012 to January 2013
I love staying in Cluj. I like the architecture of the city, the landscape around, the parks, the view from the place near Belvedere… I’m always happy when I cross its streets! It’s also a perfect city for students, with so many bars, clubs, cinemas, cheap and good restaurants, shoppings… The inhabitants are very nice, too; I remember my first week-end, everytime I had my map in hands, someone went to me to show me the way. The majority of people are very friendly!
Regarding the faculty, I like the relationship I have with the teachers. They’re very friendly, we have a relation from equal to equal, they respect the students and are very understanding. They create a good dynamic during the courses, we can have great discussions, brainstorming.
The major difference between this faculty and my faculty in Belgium is the way of giving assignments. In my faculty, we always have very precise instructions, „what-to-do” lists, … here we are more free, the instructions are more general and it’s up to us to make our work as we want to do it.
The relation I have with my colleagues is nice, but not exactly friendly. At the beginning, many students came to me to offer their help, but finally we didn’t become really close to each other. Some never speak English when I’m here, some are very nice… it depends from each individual. And I think that’s also my fault, maybe I spend more time with the Erasmus people, and the only course where I’m the only foreigner was on Monday morning and I’m not very sociable at that time of the week !
But my global feeling is very great, and I’ll recomend this Erasmus to all my classmates in Belgium!
Muhammed Yaylaci, Turkey, Erasmus student at the Journalism Department from February to June 2013 Before I came here in February this year, I did not know anything about Cluj nor about this faculty. It was also the first time I was going to a foreign country and I was very excited. Now I really love Romania, and Cluj is a historical city. I met a lot of foreign people in here… German, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French and so on... Actually, the Erasmus programme has gone very fast! I would’ve loved to stay here a little longer, I spent fun time and I learned a lot about life here. The faculty is very nice and not crowded. It is also technologically well-equipped. From this perspective, there's no similarity my home school in Turkey, where the classes are so crowded that sometimes we almost can’t speak to the teacher. There’s sometimes a participation of 200-300 students per course, which makes it difficult to learn. Here, on the other hand, is the ideal place for me. It is a very nice college, with insightful tutors and lecturers. I wish I could stay a little more, but I have to go. Thank you… Read More»