Comedy (C) RTVSLO 2017 We take a peek into the lives of foreign students living in Slovenia. Did they come to party, study or just shake up their everyday lives? What makes these young people tick and what do they think about the country they've come to? Listen to the challenges they face and what they miss from home. Has this experience changed them? Are they considering staying here? Every Monday at 11:25 only on Radio Si. Do you want to share your experience? Just write to pr@radiosi.eu and maybe you are our next guest. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Study abroad http://img.rtvslo.si/_up/ava/ava_misc/show_logos/173250810/study_abroad_pc.jpg Jasmin is one of the very few students to say that life for young people in their country is "more boring" than in Koper. German by birth, she attended high school in the UAE, and then decided to study astrophysics in Ajdovščina. That said, she greatly respects the UAE and says people often mistakenly think that there are huge restrictions for women in the UAE. Her musical choice was the song my future by Billie Eilish. 174733186 RTVSLO - Radio SI 437 clean Jasmin is one of the very few students to say that life for young people in their country is "more boring" than in Koper. German by birth, she attended high school in the UAE, and then decided to study astrophysics in Ajdovščina. That said, she greatly respects the UAE and says people often mistakenly think that there are huge restrictions for women in the UAE. Her musical choice was the song my future by Billie Eilish. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 09 Nov 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jasmin was born in Germany, went to high school in the UAE and is now studying in Ajdovščina (09.11.2020) Isidora comes from Serbia. She is now studying in Koper for a second year. She says life there seems more calm and she feels that people are not in such a hurry compared to people in Serbia. What she did not expect was to see so many young people from the Balkan countries studying in Koper. Her musical choice was the song Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran. 174728219 RTVSLO - Radio SI 384 clean Isidora comes from Serbia. She is now studying in Koper for a second year. She says life there seems more calm and she feels that people are not in such a hurry compared to people in Serbia. What she did not expect was to see so many young people from the Balkan countries studying in Koper. Her musical choice was the song Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Isidora is a Serbian student who decided to study in Koper ( 26.10.2020) Wallace has lived most of his life in the United Arab Emirates and is now studying in Koper. He originally intended to go study in the UK but changed his plans after talking to the Slovenian ambassador in Abu Dhabi, whom he met while working as a real estate agent after graduating high school. He chose to play the song Adore You by Harry Styles. 174727651 RTVSLO - Radio SI 529 clean Wallace has lived most of his life in the United Arab Emirates and is now studying in Koper. He originally intended to go study in the UK but changed his plans after talking to the Slovenian ambassador in Abu Dhabi, whom he met while working as a real estate agent after graduating high school. He chose to play the song Adore You by Harry Styles. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Wallace is a student from…well, suffice to say he has lived in quite a few places, most of it in the UAE, but what can be said is he likes to take the road less traveled (19.10.2020) Suzuho says that she came to Slovenia two years ago but was so impressed by the country that she decided to come back and spend a whole year here. According to her, what sets apart studying here and studying in Japan is mainly the style of teaching. Here, there is more dialogue between professors and students, while in Japan, students mostly just listen to the professor. Her musical choice was the song Platina by the Slovenian band SIDDHARTA. 174723039 RTVSLO - Radio SI 475 clean Suzuho says that she came to Slovenia two years ago but was so impressed by the country that she decided to come back and spend a whole year here. According to her, what sets apart studying here and studying in Japan is mainly the style of teaching. Here, there is more dialogue between professors and students, while in Japan, students mostly just listen to the professor. Her musical choice was the song Platina by the Slovenian band SIDDHARTA. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Suzuho is a Japanese student who decided to spend a year in Ljubljana (12.10.2020) Molly comes from Belarus and studies languages in tourism in the Czech Republic. She spent a semester in Maribor and says Slovenians remind her of Italians. That has to do with the relatively easygoing lifestyle we enjoy in Slovenia, at least compared to Belarus. Her musical choice was Sam Smith’s How Do You Sleep. 174722849 RTVSLO - Radio SI 488 clean Molly comes from Belarus and studies languages in tourism in the Czech Republic. She spent a semester in Maribor and says Slovenians remind her of Italians. That has to do with the relatively easygoing lifestyle we enjoy in Slovenia, at least compared to Belarus. Her musical choice was Sam Smith’s How Do You Sleep. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:27:10 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Molly comes from Belarus but is studying in the Czech Republic (28.09.2020) Anna says she was surprised by the quality of life in our country, as well as the fact that most Slovenes don’t think twice about drinking tap water. It was Ljubljana’s relatively small size that convinced Anna to spend her Erasmus there. As she is an avid mountain climber, the closeness of the Alps was an added bonus. And yes, she also scaled Mt. Triglav. She chose to play the song Młody maj by the polish GOLEC UORKIESTRA. 174723900 RTVSLO - Radio SI 388 clean Anna says she was surprised by the quality of life in our country, as well as the fact that most Slovenes don’t think twice about drinking tap water. It was Ljubljana’s relatively small size that convinced Anna to spend her Erasmus there. As she is an avid mountain climber, the closeness of the Alps was an added bonus. And yes, she also scaled Mt. Triglav. She chose to play the song Młody maj by the polish GOLEC UORKIESTRA. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Anna is a Polish student who lives in Ljubljana’s Krakovo district. That said, she doesn’t come from Krakow, but Gdansk (05.10.2020) People sometimes forget how large or small some countries really are. Buse says her parents’ home is in Mersin, while she studies in Ankara. The one-way-trip between the two Turkish cities takes her 8 hours by bus, so she says Slovenia’s size is a welcome temporary change. Her musical choice was the song Kiss Kiss by Turkish pop singer Tarkan. 174720104 RTVSLO - Radio SI 406 clean People sometimes forget how large or small some countries really are. Buse says her parents’ home is in Mersin, while she studies in Ankara. The one-way-trip between the two Turkish cities takes her 8 hours by bus, so she says Slovenia’s size is a welcome temporary change. Her musical choice was the song Kiss Kiss by Turkish pop singer Tarkan. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Buse is a student from Turkey who decided to spend a semester in Koper (21.09.2020) According to her, the most widespread misconception is that in Brazil, the spoken language is Spanish. In reality, they speak portugues brasileiro, a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. She came to Maribor to study, because it was the only exhange she was able to go on, but says she doesn't regret it, as she finds Maribor cute. Her song of choice was the song Side Effects by The Chainsmokers. 174718155 RTVSLO - Radio SI 477 clean According to her, the most widespread misconception is that in Brazil, the spoken language is Spanish. In reality, they speak portugues brasileiro, a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. She came to Maribor to study, because it was the only exhange she was able to go on, but says she doesn't regret it, as she finds Maribor cute. Her song of choice was the song Side Effects by The Chainsmokers. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 14 Sep 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Ludmila comes from Brazil but is studying in Portugal (14.09.2020) Ipek and Selim say that on one hand, they like Maribor because it is much quieter than Istanbul, which has a population of 17 million, but on the other hand they sometimes feel it is too peaceful. They decided to spend a semester in Slovenia based on recommendations of friends and because we have subsidized student meals. They chose to play the song AYA by Turkish rappers Ezhel and Murda. 174716255 RTVSLO - Radio SI 407 clean Ipek and Selim say that on one hand, they like Maribor because it is much quieter than Istanbul, which has a population of 17 million, but on the other hand they sometimes feel it is too peaceful. They decided to spend a semester in Slovenia based on recommendations of friends and because we have subsidized student meals. They chose to play the song AYA by Turkish rappers Ezhel and Murda. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 07 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Ipek and Selim are Turkish students of computer sciences and journalism who came to spend a semester in Maribor (07.09.2020) Polish cities that have the same number of inhabitants as Maribor would be considered small and boring cities that don’t really offer any events, parties, schools, sport activities, restaurants, shops…That’s according to this week’s guest Piotr, who says the same can’t be said for Maribor. His musical choice was the song Explosion by Kalwi & Remi. 174715085 RTVSLO - Radio SI 426 clean Polish cities that have the same number of inhabitants as Maribor would be considered small and boring cities that don’t really offer any events, parties, schools, sport activities, restaurants, shops…That’s according to this week’s guest Piotr, who says the same can’t be said for Maribor. His musical choice was the song Explosion by Kalwi & Remi. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Piotr is a computer science student from Poland (31.08.2020) Karolína says that when she was walking through Ljubljana, she realized she could imagine herself living in Slovenia. She feels everything is close here – the mountains, the sea and as a bonus point, we also have good wine. She chose to play Trees by Twenty One Pilots. 174701558 RTVSLO - Radio SI 407 clean Karolína says that when she was walking through Ljubljana, she realized she could imagine herself living in Slovenia. She feels everything is close here – the mountains, the sea and as a bonus point, we also have good wine. She chose to play Trees by Twenty One Pilots. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Karolína says what surprised her the most in Slovenia was the relationship people here have with nature (22.06.2020) Aline came to Maribor just before the coronavirus lockdown but says she wasn’t bored. In addition to studying, she went for daily runs in the park, where she practiced speaking Slovenian by talking to senior citizens. She says she wants to stay in Slovenia a bit longer and is now looking for an internship here. She chose to play the song Morena by Brazilian musicians Vitor Kley and Bruno Martini. 174700471 RTVSLO - Radio SI 467 clean Aline came to Maribor just before the coronavirus lockdown but says she wasn’t bored. In addition to studying, she went for daily runs in the park, where she practiced speaking Slovenian by talking to senior citizens. She says she wants to stay in Slovenia a bit longer and is now looking for an internship here. She chose to play the song Morena by Brazilian musicians Vitor Kley and Bruno Martini. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 15 Jun 2020 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Aline comes from Brazil, is studying in Portugal and is now spending a semester in Maribor, 15.06.2020 She jokes that when she came back home to Warsaw during the holidays and hopped on a bus, she felt as if she would spend half her life in traffic jams. Her music of choice was was the 1976 song Papaya/Papaja by Urszula Dudziak. 174698431 RTVSLO - Radio SI 387 clean She jokes that when she came back home to Warsaw during the holidays and hopped on a bus, she felt as if she would spend half her life in traffic jams. Her music of choice was was the 1976 song Papaya/Papaja by Urszula Dudziak. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Karolina comes from Poland and says traffic jams in Ljubljana are nothing compared to Warsaw (08.06.2020) Paweł says that study-wise, not much has changed for him during the lockdown. In fact, he liked online lectures even more than the traditional ones, as he did not have to squint at the board, but was able to see everything clearly and follow lectures with greater ease on his own computer. He chose to play High Hopes by Kodaline. 174698050 RTVSLO - Radio SI 383 clean Paweł says that study-wise, not much has changed for him during the lockdown. In fact, he liked online lectures even more than the traditional ones, as he did not have to squint at the board, but was able to see everything clearly and follow lectures with greater ease on his own computer. He chose to play High Hopes by Kodaline. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Paweł is a Polish student who decided to spend the coronavirus lockdown in Slovenia (24.02.2020) This week’s guest is Margarida, who comes from Portugal. The first part of the interview was recorded in the time before the coronavirus. In the second, we called her for an update on how her life had changed during and after the pandemic. Her music choice was the song Anel de Rubi by Portuguese rock and blues singer and musician Rui Veloso. 174695496 RTVSLO - Radio SI 392 clean This week’s guest is Margarida, who comes from Portugal. The first part of the interview was recorded in the time before the coronavirus. In the second, we called her for an update on how her life had changed during and after the pandemic. Her music choice was the song Anel de Rubi by Portuguese rock and blues singer and musician Rui Veloso. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 30 May 2020 14:40:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Margarida comes from Portugal but decided to spend a semester in Kranj (25.05.2020) How did Universities react to the pandemic and how many exchange and foreign students stayed in Slovenia despite lockdown measures, did those who wanted to return home have any problems and what are the plans for the next semester in terms of student mobility? These are the questions we asked Bibi Ovaska Presetnik, the Head of the International Office at the University of Ljubljana. Her music choice was Joe Cocker’s Summer in the City. 174695492 RTVSLO - Radio SI 424 clean How did Universities react to the pandemic and how many exchange and foreign students stayed in Slovenia despite lockdown measures, did those who wanted to return home have any problems and what are the plans for the next semester in terms of student mobility? These are the questions we asked Bibi Ovaska Presetnik, the Head of the International Office at the University of Ljubljana. Her music choice was Joe Cocker’s Summer in the City. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 18 May 2020 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Bibi Ovaska Presetnik, the Head of the International Office at the University of Ljubljana about studying in the time of the new coronavirus (18.05.2020) Afonso says the best aspect of his exchange were the friendships he formed during it. He also believes that the exchange has changed him by broadening his horizons and has made him realize that he would be ok with not just studying, but also living and working abroad. His musical choice was the song Flashing Lights by Kanye West ft. Dwele. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/03/13/STUDYABROADAfonsoisaPortuguesestudentwhochosetospendasemesterinMaribormainlybecauseofSloveniasgeographicalposition16.03.20201824965.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 403 clean Afonso says the best aspect of his exchange were the friendships he formed during it. He also believes that the exchange has changed him by broadening his horizons and has made him realize that he would be ok with not just studying, but also living and working abroad. His musical choice was the song Flashing Lights by Kanye West ft. Dwele. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Afonso is a Portuguese student who chose to spend a semester in Maribor mainly because of Slovenia’s geographical position, 16.03.2020 Do you know who or maybe rather what the Moomins are? This week’s guest says she was surprised that many people in Slovenia didn’t know about them. Her musical choice was a song titled Mustana, maidolla, kylmänä, kuumana by the band Scandinavian Music Group. If translated to English, the title of the song would be »Black, milk, cold, hot«. If you haven't guessed it yet, it talks about coffee. As a matter of fact, Finns drink the most coffee in the world – about 10kg annually per capita. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/03/06/STUDYABROADSonjacomesfromFinlandandsayswhenshelistenstopeopleinMariborspeakingSloveneitsometimessoundslikePortuguese09.03.20201821509.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 443 clean Do you know who or maybe rather what the Moomins are? This week’s guest says she was surprised that many people in Slovenia didn’t know about them. Her musical choice was a song titled Mustana, maidolla, kylmänä, kuumana by the band Scandinavian Music Group. If translated to English, the title of the song would be »Black, milk, cold, hot«. If you haven't guessed it yet, it talks about coffee. As a matter of fact, Finns drink the most coffee in the world – about 10kg annually per capita. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 09 Mar 2020 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sonja comes from Finland and says when she listens to people in Maribor speaking Slovene, it sometimes sounds like Portuguese! (09.03.2020) Sona comes from southern India, and although he says that Slovenia is an extremely safe country, his first experience in Brežice left a bitter aftertaste. You can check out why that is in the interview above. Despite this, he says he really likes his life in Ljubljana right now, which is why his musical choice was the song Happy Now by Zedd & Elley Duhé. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/03/02/STUDYABROADSonaisanIndianstudentwhofirstcametoSloveniatostudytourisminBreicebutwaslatermovedtoLjubljana02.03.20201819046.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 459 clean Sona comes from southern India, and although he says that Slovenia is an extremely safe country, his first experience in Brežice left a bitter aftertaste. You can check out why that is in the interview above. Despite this, he says he really likes his life in Ljubljana right now, which is why his musical choice was the song Happy Now by Zedd & Elley Duhé. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sona is an Indian student who first came to Slovenia to study tourism in Brežice but was later moved to Ljubljana, 02.03.2020 This week's guest says that when she tells people where she comes from, they ask her if she lives in Ljubljana. Do you know which country we're talking about? Listen above to find out! She chose to play the song You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/02/24/STUDYABROADSracomesfromSlovakiabutisstudyingintheNetherlands1816114.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 435 clean This week's guest says that when she tells people where she comes from, they ask her if she lives in Ljubljana. Do you know which country we're talking about? Listen above to find out! She chose to play the song You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sára comes from Slovakia but is studying in the Netherlands If a student ever complains to you about an exam, you can tell them that at some universities in Sweden, they can take up to 6 hours! Maja says such exams are held in huge classrooms that can fit around 200 people with several guards circling the test-takers and checking for cheaters. But that's not all, the classrooms are supposedly equipped with technology that can detect if you are texting someone in order to prevent cheating! What she was most surprised by in Slovenia is the level of proficiency in the English language of the average Slovenian, as well as the fact that feminism is openly spoken about at her faculty. That said, there are some things she disagrees with. Listen above to find out what they are! Her musical choice was a song titled Vi mot vrlden by Swedish singer and songwriter Veronica Maggio. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/02/15/STUDYABROADMajaisaSwedewhospentasemesterstudyinginLjubljana17.02.20201812384.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 533 clean If a student ever complains to you about an exam, you can tell them that at some universities in Sweden, they can take up to 6 hours! Maja says such exams are held in huge classrooms that can fit around 200 people with several guards circling the test-takers and checking for cheaters. But that's not all, the classrooms are supposedly equipped with technology that can detect if you are texting someone in order to prevent cheating! What she was most surprised by in Slovenia is the level of proficiency in the English language of the average Slovenian, as well as the fact that feminism is openly spoken about at her faculty. That said, there are some things she disagrees with. Listen above to find out what they are! Her musical choice was a song titled Vi mot vrlden by Swedish singer and songwriter Veronica Maggio. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Maja is a Swede who spent a semester studying in Ljubljana, 17.02.2020 Henrik came from Marburg, Germany to study in Maribor, Slovenia. But the coincidences don’t end there - he comes from the State of Hesse, which, area-wise, is about the same size as Slovenia. The state has a lake called Eder, and if we were to translate “Lake Bled” into German – Slovenia has the Bleder See, and Hesse has the Edersee. The fact that Henrik is studying geography probably comes as no surprise! His musical choice was a song called Gave You Everything by the American ska-punk band The Interrupters. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/02/11/STUDYABROADHenrik-aGermanfromMarburgwhocametostudyinMaribor10.02.20201810009.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 495 clean Henrik came from Marburg, Germany to study in Maribor, Slovenia. But the coincidences don’t end there - he comes from the State of Hesse, which, area-wise, is about the same size as Slovenia. The state has a lake called Eder, and if we were to translate “Lake Bled” into German – Slovenia has the Bleder See, and Hesse has the Edersee. The fact that Henrik is studying geography probably comes as no surprise! His musical choice was a song called Gave You Everything by the American ska-punk band The Interrupters. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Henrik - a German from Marburg who came to study in Maribor, 10.02.2020 You know what puran poli is? It's a sweet Indian flatbread, which is also the favorite dish of our newest guest. Pranav says he came from India's Dehradun to Maribor to explore the beauties of Europe. According to him, the best thing about studying in Europe is that in Maribor, lectures are not mandatory. He says that people know India as a large country with a large population, many states, but that many people have prejudices about traveling around India as they think it is dangerous. He stressed that this is not the case and that India has a wealth of cultural and natural beauties worth experiencing. His musical choice was Wake Me Up by Avicii. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/02/03/STUDYABROADPranavastudentfromIndia-03.02.20201806360.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 441 clean You know what puran poli is? It's a sweet Indian flatbread, which is also the favorite dish of our newest guest. Pranav says he came from India's Dehradun to Maribor to explore the beauties of Europe. According to him, the best thing about studying in Europe is that in Maribor, lectures are not mandatory. He says that people know India as a large country with a large population, many states, but that many people have prejudices about traveling around India as they think it is dangerous. He stressed that this is not the case and that India has a wealth of cultural and natural beauties worth experiencing. His musical choice was Wake Me Up by Avicii. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 03 Feb 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Pranav, a student from India - 03.02.2020 Our newest guest is a true polyglot - he speaks English, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, and even Slovenian! Arthur decided to spend his Erasmus exchange in Maribor because he had heard good things about the University and Slovenia’s nature and mountains. He says many people he speaks to in Slovenia have been to Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Ukraine, but have never been to Belarus or know much about it for that matter. Listen above to find out more about Artur and the eastern European country he comes from! His musical choice was C'est la vie by Khaled. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/01/27/STUDYABROADArtur1802984.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 443 clean Our newest guest is a true polyglot - he speaks English, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, and even Slovenian! Arthur decided to spend his Erasmus exchange in Maribor because he had heard good things about the University and Slovenia’s nature and mountains. He says many people he speaks to in Slovenia have been to Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Ukraine, but have never been to Belarus or know much about it for that matter. Listen above to find out more about Artur and the eastern European country he comes from! His musical choice was C'est la vie by Khaled. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Artur A lot of people know that Port wine, one of Portugal's most famous exports, is named after Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. But did you also know that the Douro river divides the district of Porto into two parts. Opposite Porto, on its left bank, lies the town of Vila Nova de Gaia, the home town of our newest guest, Joao. The bridge which connects Gaia and Porto was constructed by none other than Gustave Eiffel. Joao's musical choice was a song about his home town Vila Nova de Gaia, titled De Mafamude com Amor by David Bruno. If translated to English, the title would be From Mafamude with Love. To give you a bit of context - Mafamude is a former civil parish in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/01/16/STUDYABROADJoao1797856.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 497 clean A lot of people know that Port wine, one of Portugal's most famous exports, is named after Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. But did you also know that the Douro river divides the district of Porto into two parts. Opposite Porto, on its left bank, lies the town of Vila Nova de Gaia, the home town of our newest guest, Joao. The bridge which connects Gaia and Porto was constructed by none other than Gustave Eiffel. Joao's musical choice was a song about his home town Vila Nova de Gaia, titled De Mafamude com Amor by David Bruno. If translated to English, the title would be From Mafamude with Love. To give you a bit of context - Mafamude is a former civil parish in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Joao Our newest guest is a 20-year-old from Spain, for whom the Erasmus exchange in Maribor is the longest period he has spent separated from his family. Carlos admits that in the beginning, he was scared about how it will all turn out and that Slovenia was not exactly at the top of his wish list, but that during his time in Maribor he met and befriended new people - locals, foreigners and other Spaniards, all of whom helped chased away his fears. He also took the time to explore Slovenia and what it has to offer which made him change his mind and realize that he does like it here very much. He decided to play a song by the Spanish musician Melendi entitled Por Encima de la Bruma, which roughly translates to Above the Mist. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/01/15/STUDYABROADCarlos1797564.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 460 clean Our newest guest is a 20-year-old from Spain, for whom the Erasmus exchange in Maribor is the longest period he has spent separated from his family. Carlos admits that in the beginning, he was scared about how it will all turn out and that Slovenia was not exactly at the top of his wish list, but that during his time in Maribor he met and befriended new people - locals, foreigners and other Spaniards, all of whom helped chased away his fears. He also took the time to explore Slovenia and what it has to offer which made him change his mind and realize that he does like it here very much. He decided to play a song by the Spanish musician Melendi entitled Por Encima de la Bruma, which roughly translates to Above the Mist. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Carlos Did you know that the Ode to Joy lyrics were written by German poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller? Well, it wasn't until her Erasmus exchange that Juloa found out that the European anthem isn't sung in German all over Europe and that all nations have their own translations of the text. It's just one of those things that happens to all of us where we don't know we don't know something until we open ourselves up to new experiences and new people who leave us richer in the best way possible. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/01/06/STUDYABROADJulia1792779.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 424 clean Did you know that the Ode to Joy lyrics were written by German poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller? Well, it wasn't until her Erasmus exchange that Juloa found out that the European anthem isn't sung in German all over Europe and that all nations have their own translations of the text. It's just one of those things that happens to all of us where we don't know we don't know something until we open ourselves up to new experiences and new people who leave us richer in the best way possible. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 06 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Julia Students in Montenegro do not have student coupons for meals, but they do have canteens available at faculties, and eating in restaurants is also much cheaper than in Slovenia - Mia says a full meal in the central part of the country costs about €5. Listen above to hear what other difference has she noticed. She chose to play All of me by John Legend since that's the song her boyfriend is always playing on the piano. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/12/30/STUDYABROADMia1790136.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 458 clean Students in Montenegro do not have student coupons for meals, but they do have canteens available at faculties, and eating in restaurants is also much cheaper than in Slovenia - Mia says a full meal in the central part of the country costs about €5. Listen above to hear what other difference has she noticed. She chose to play All of me by John Legend since that's the song her boyfriend is always playing on the piano. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Mia When Rafał googled Ljubljana, it kind of looked like Disneyland to him. That and the fact Slovenia was, among the offered Erasmus exchange locations, the farthest away from his home town of Katowice was the reason why he decided to come to Ljubljana. His musical choice was the song California Dreamin' by The Mamas & The Papas. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/12/30/STUDYABROADRafa1790125.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 454 clean When Rafał googled Ljubljana, it kind of looked like Disneyland to him. That and the fact Slovenia was, among the offered Erasmus exchange locations, the farthest away from his home town of Katowice was the reason why he decided to come to Ljubljana. His musical choice was the song California Dreamin' by The Mamas & The Papas. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Rafał On the second Sunday of 2020, Polish students who are on an exchange in Maribor will be raising money for pediatric wards in Poland. One of the co-organizers is this week’s guest, Kamil. The charity event, which been held in countries around the globe since 1992, will take place at Vetrinjski dvor on Sunday, January 12, 2020. For more about the event itself and Kamil’s experience of studying in Slovenia, listen above. Kamil's song of choice was Charlie Brown by Coldplay. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/12/19/STUDYABROADKamil1785775.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 473 clean On the second Sunday of 2020, Polish students who are on an exchange in Maribor will be raising money for pediatric wards in Poland. One of the co-organizers is this week’s guest, Kamil. The charity event, which been held in countries around the globe since 1992, will take place at Vetrinjski dvor on Sunday, January 12, 2020. For more about the event itself and Kamil’s experience of studying in Slovenia, listen above. Kamil's song of choice was Charlie Brown by Coldplay. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Kamil Vasily is a student of tourism, who came to our capital for a slightly different reason than most other foreign students - he decided to switch professions and move his family from Moscow to Ljubljana. He says he was especially surprised that primary school children in Ljubljana go to school on their own, pointing out that Moscow is a huge city, which also means it is far more dangerous. He believes that if parents in Slovenia can let their children walk to school on their own without worrying too much, that means that everything is as it should be. His musical choice was Rebel Heart by First Aid Kit. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/12/09/STUDYABROADVasily1780158.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 436 clean Vasily is a student of tourism, who came to our capital for a slightly different reason than most other foreign students - he decided to switch professions and move his family from Moscow to Ljubljana. He says he was especially surprised that primary school children in Ljubljana go to school on their own, pointing out that Moscow is a huge city, which also means it is far more dangerous. He believes that if parents in Slovenia can let their children walk to school on their own without worrying too much, that means that everything is as it should be. His musical choice was Rebel Heart by First Aid Kit. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Vasily Our newest guest says he's a bit of a grandma's boy, but we can't blame him, since grandmas are awesome. The law student from Czechia who spends his summers working in different countries around the world says it was his friends who first told him about Slovenia. Now, he has decided to spend his Erasmus exchange in Ljubljana! His musical choice was Mr. Beat, a song by the Czech band D.Y.K.. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/12/02/STUDYABROADMarek1776579.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 401 clean Our newest guest says he's a bit of a grandma's boy, but we can't blame him, since grandmas are awesome. The law student from Czechia who spends his summers working in different countries around the world says it was his friends who first told him about Slovenia. Now, he has decided to spend his Erasmus exchange in Ljubljana! His musical choice was Mr. Beat, a song by the Czech band D.Y.K.. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Marek When we think of Portuguese people, we have a certain phenotype in mind. However, Fábio says this is not the case with Slovenes. To him, Slovenes do not look as alike as the Portuguese. He says that Slovenians are quieter when compared to the more extroverted Portuguese, and added that during his exchange semester in Ljubljana, he has been learning new things not only about Slovenia but also about himself and has gained a different perspective on his country, culture and friends. His musical choice was a song called Blue Sunshine by Firgun. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/27/STUDYABROADFbio1774424.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 405 clean When we think of Portuguese people, we have a certain phenotype in mind. However, Fábio says this is not the case with Slovenes. To him, Slovenes do not look as alike as the Portuguese. He says that Slovenians are quieter when compared to the more extroverted Portuguese, and added that during his exchange semester in Ljubljana, he has been learning new things not only about Slovenia but also about himself and has gained a different perspective on his country, culture and friends. His musical choice was a song called Blue Sunshine by Firgun. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Fábio Blas comes from Argentina and has Slovenian roots, but that's not what brought him to Koper. The doctorate student of Mathematics was most drawn to FAMNIT because of graphs theory. On the one hand, he noticed similarities between Slovenia and Argentina, such as gesticulation, and on the other, he said the size of countries is one of the more noticeable differences. If, in Slovenia, you decide to drive for two hours, you can end up on the other side of the country, while in Argentina, 2 hours mean nothing. He added that in Argentina, some people drive 2 hours just to go to work each day! His musical choice was the song Tren Del Cielo by Soledad and Natalia Pastorutti. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/22/STUDYABROADBlas1772244.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 478 clean Blas comes from Argentina and has Slovenian roots, but that's not what brought him to Koper. The doctorate student of Mathematics was most drawn to FAMNIT because of graphs theory. On the one hand, he noticed similarities between Slovenia and Argentina, such as gesticulation, and on the other, he said the size of countries is one of the more noticeable differences. If, in Slovenia, you decide to drive for two hours, you can end up on the other side of the country, while in Argentina, 2 hours mean nothing. He added that in Argentina, some people drive 2 hours just to go to work each day! His musical choice was the song Tren Del Cielo by Soledad and Natalia Pastorutti. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Blas Strahinja has been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana for more than a year now and during this time, he has been working hard to learn Slovenian and excel in his studies. He says that things in Ljubljana and Slovenia in general are better organized than in Serbia but adds that Slovenians are also a bit colder and take a longer time to warm up and open up to other people. But that’s why he’s here! His music choice was SOS by Abba. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/12/STUDYABROADStrahinja1767452.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 453 clean Strahinja has been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana for more than a year now and during this time, he has been working hard to learn Slovenian and excel in his studies. He says that things in Ljubljana and Slovenia in general are better organized than in Serbia but adds that Slovenians are also a bit colder and take a longer time to warm up and open up to other people. But that’s why he’s here! His music choice was SOS by Abba. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Strahinja Our newest guest is probably the only one in Koper who still goes swimming in the sea as late as November and starts again as early as March. If you haven’t guessed it, he comes from Alaska! Matthew spent several years working in a mine in Alaska before he decided to come to Koper to study bioinformatics. If you don't know what that is, then think evil scientist in the first Jurassic Park movie. At least that's what Matthew says. Oh, and minus the evil of course. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/15/STUDYABROADMatthew1763869.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 540 clean Our newest guest is probably the only one in Koper who still goes swimming in the sea as late as November and starts again as early as March. If you haven’t guessed it, he comes from Alaska! Matthew spent several years working in a mine in Alaska before he decided to come to Koper to study bioinformatics. If you don't know what that is, then think evil scientist in the first Jurassic Park movie. At least that's what Matthew says. Oh, and minus the evil of course. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Matthew Slovenia was actually the first country our newest Study Abroad guest visited outside of the one she was born in. Marta is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana. The young woman from Poland feels at home here, adding she sees no major differences between the two countries. Well, apart from the prices, which she says are almost 1x higher and the fact Poland still uses zloty as its currency and not euro. She says what she misses most in Slovenia is her family and friends, but adds it's not too bad, since she makes the more than 1000 km long trip back home every few weeks. Her music choice was the single Początek by a band called Męskie Granie Orkiestra 2018 (Kortez, Podsiadło, Zalewski). videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/30/STUDYABROADMarta1761506.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 326 clean Slovenia was actually the first country our newest Study Abroad guest visited outside of the one she was born in. Marta is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana. The young woman from Poland feels at home here, adding she sees no major differences between the two countries. Well, apart from the prices, which she says are almost 1x higher and the fact Poland still uses zloty as its currency and not euro. She says what she misses most in Slovenia is her family and friends, but adds it's not too bad, since she makes the more than 1000 km long trip back home every few weeks. Her music choice was the single Początek by a band called Męskie Granie Orkiestra 2018 (Kortez, Podsiadło, Zalewski). http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Marta Amar is a doctoral student of Mathematical Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska. He first started his master’s studies in Koper and then decided to stay in Slovenia for his doctoral studies. He says he would love to return to Bosnia and Herzegovina after he wraps up his studies, but notes that compared to his colleagues in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Slovenia, he has much more opportunities for student work and more independence from his parents as well as more freedom as a young researcher and academic, which is why he is considering staying in Slovenia or trying to find work elsewhere in Europe. His music choice was Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/26/STUDYABROADAmar1759808.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 428 clean Amar is a doctoral student of Mathematical Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska. He first started his master’s studies in Koper and then decided to stay in Slovenia for his doctoral studies. He says he would love to return to Bosnia and Herzegovina after he wraps up his studies, but notes that compared to his colleagues in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Slovenia, he has much more opportunities for student work and more independence from his parents as well as more freedom as a young researcher and academic, which is why he is considering staying in Slovenia or trying to find work elsewhere in Europe. His music choice was Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:55:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Amar Our newest Study Abroad guest comes from Perm! The city, which has a population of over 1 million is located near the Ural Mountains in Russia. We'll let you decide whether the nightlife in Koper, where she's studying Mathematics, can compare to the party her home city can offer, but Polina did say it is also cheaper to go out in Russia than in Slovenia. On the other hand, some of her friends came to Slovenia to study because they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to do so in Russia. Her music choice was Siren Song, a track by Ukrainian singer MARUV, which won the Ukrainian national final for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/14/STUDYABROADPolina1754303.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 482 clean Our newest Study Abroad guest comes from Perm! The city, which has a population of over 1 million is located near the Ural Mountains in Russia. We'll let you decide whether the nightlife in Koper, where she's studying Mathematics, can compare to the party her home city can offer, but Polina did say it is also cheaper to go out in Russia than in Slovenia. On the other hand, some of her friends came to Slovenia to study because they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to do so in Russia. Her music choice was Siren Song, a track by Ukrainian singer MARUV, which won the Ukrainian national final for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:05:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Polina Meet Hana, a student of Sustainable Built Environments at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska. Every time she returns to the Czech Republic for a visit, she says she is surprised by the prices. While she’s studying in Koper, bit by bit, they keep getting higher. Nevertheless, with the exception of Prague, which is more expensive, she says prices are still relatively comparable to those in Slovenia. Her music choice was Natural by Imagine Dragons. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/14/STUDYABROADHana1754302.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 418 clean Meet Hana, a student of Sustainable Built Environments at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska. Every time she returns to the Czech Republic for a visit, she says she is surprised by the prices. While she’s studying in Koper, bit by bit, they keep getting higher. Nevertheless, with the exception of Prague, which is more expensive, she says prices are still relatively comparable to those in Slovenia. Her music choice was Natural by Imagine Dragons. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Hana Ramón comes from Tenerife, but came to Koper to study and is now in his third year. One of the first sentences he learned in Slovenian was »Pojdi stran nora soseda«. An interesting fact – there are no thunderstorms in Tenerife. Ramón says this is something he still hasn’t gotten used to here. His music choice was Pasodoble Islas Canarias. Composed by the Catalan musician Josep María Tarridas, the song is considered as an informal anthem of the Canary Islands. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/02/STUDYABROADRamn1749086.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 389 clean Ramón comes from Tenerife, but came to Koper to study and is now in his third year. One of the first sentences he learned in Slovenian was »Pojdi stran nora soseda«. An interesting fact – there are no thunderstorms in Tenerife. Ramón says this is something he still hasn’t gotten used to here. His music choice was Pasodoble Islas Canarias. Composed by the Catalan musician Josep María Tarridas, the song is considered as an informal anthem of the Canary Islands. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Ramón Konstantin, who comes from the Republic of Northern Macedonia, chose to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia, since it was neither too close nor too far from home. Although Northern Macedonia is only slightly larger than Slovenia in terms of surface area and population, compared to Ljubljana, Skopje has almost double the people living there, which also means it is home to about a quarter of the country’s population and makes for a more exciting nightlife compared to Ljubljana. But apart from that, Konstantin says students in Slovenia don’t know how good they have it! For the musical break, he chose to play Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/27/STUDYABROADKonstantin1747081.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 354 clean Konstantin, who comes from the Republic of Northern Macedonia, chose to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia, since it was neither too close nor too far from home. Although Northern Macedonia is only slightly larger than Slovenia in terms of surface area and population, compared to Ljubljana, Skopje has almost double the people living there, which also means it is home to about a quarter of the country’s population and makes for a more exciting nightlife compared to Ljubljana. But apart from that, Konstantin says students in Slovenia don’t know how good they have it! For the musical break, he chose to play Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Konstantin Imagine having to confirm your attendance at every lecture with a fingerprint or by swiping your student card. Or having less than 85% attendance at one of your classes and as a result automatically failing all your exams that semester. It’s no wonder this week’s Study Abroad guest, Debashish thinks that studying in Slovenia far more lenient compared to India. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/19/STUDYABROADDebashish1743425.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 507 clean Imagine having to confirm your attendance at every lecture with a fingerprint or by swiping your student card. Or having less than 85% attendance at one of your classes and as a result automatically failing all your exams that semester. It’s no wonder this week’s Study Abroad guest, Debashish thinks that studying in Slovenia far more lenient compared to India. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Debashish Łukasz is a Polish student of management in Koper. What he says surprised him there the most was the strong, cold bora winds. He decided to study in Koper because the University of Primorska offered studies in English, which was something that wasn’t possible in Poland and since Scandinavian and western European countries were too expensive. His music choice was Polish artist Brodka's cover of Nirvanas' song Heart-Shaped box. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/19/STUDYABROADukasz1742495.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 457 clean Łukasz is a Polish student of management in Koper. What he says surprised him there the most was the strong, cold bora winds. He decided to study in Koper because the University of Primorska offered studies in English, which was something that wasn’t possible in Poland and since Scandinavian and western European countries were too expensive. His music choice was Polish artist Brodka's cover of Nirvanas' song Heart-Shaped box. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Łukasz Anita did grow up in the Netherlands, but her Macedonian roots also led her to Slovenia. She says many people are not aware of how densely populated the Netherlands is. More than 17 million people live in this northwestern European monarchy, which is only slightly more than once larger than Slovenia. This means that it is more than 4 times more densely populated than Slovenia. Her music choice was the song Kilometri by North Macedonian artist Vlatko Lozanoski. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/17/STUDYABROADAnita1742484.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 409 clean Anita did grow up in the Netherlands, but her Macedonian roots also led her to Slovenia. She says many people are not aware of how densely populated the Netherlands is. More than 17 million people live in this northwestern European monarchy, which is only slightly more than once larger than Slovenia. This means that it is more than 4 times more densely populated than Slovenia. Her music choice was the song Kilometri by North Macedonian artist Vlatko Lozanoski. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 02 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Anita Koper was her mother's hometown, so Kyra spent almost every summer there. The student of economics wanted to experience it in a different way, so she decided to spend her Erasmus there. For the music break, she decided to play Blossom by Milky Chance. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/12/STUDYABROADKyra1705791.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 415 clean Koper was her mother's hometown, so Kyra spent almost every summer there. The student of economics wanted to experience it in a different way, so she decided to spend her Erasmus there. For the music break, she decided to play Blossom by Milky Chance. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Kyra If you want to study in Italy, prepare to memorize a lot of information. At least that's what our newest Study Abroad guest, Francesco claims. What does he think about the transference of the reins between generations in Slovenia and what kind of art does he feel can be discussed in the everyday life here? Listen to find out! His music of choice was a piece titled Zero Totale, one he wrote and performed under the name Artista Sconosciuto. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/12/STUDYABROADFrancesco1705790.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 398 clean If you want to study in Italy, prepare to memorize a lot of information. At least that's what our newest Study Abroad guest, Francesco claims. What does he think about the transference of the reins between generations in Slovenia and what kind of art does he feel can be discussed in the everyday life here? Listen to find out! His music of choice was a piece titled Zero Totale, one he wrote and performed under the name Artista Sconosciuto. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Francesco Damir believes that students in Slovenia have a lot of opportunities offered to them, so they should make the most of it. Since arriving for his Erasmus exchange in Ljubljana, he hasn't had any technical difficulties when signing up for the Faculty web-pages or completing the necessary paperwork, he participated in many sports activities organized by the local student organizations and even worked at two different jobs as a student. His music choice was the song Ela Navega by the American rock band Allah-Las. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/26/STUDYABROADDamir1698502.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 439 clean Damir believes that students in Slovenia have a lot of opportunities offered to them, so they should make the most of it. Since arriving for his Erasmus exchange in Ljubljana, he hasn't had any technical difficulties when signing up for the Faculty web-pages or completing the necessary paperwork, he participated in many sports activities organized by the local student organizations and even worked at two different jobs as a student. His music choice was the song Ela Navega by the American rock band Allah-Las. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 30 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Damir Even though Irina says she likes Maribor, she finds it a bit too small. The population of her home town, Kharkiv is namely about 3 of the population of Slovenia. For the music break, she decided to play See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/23/STUDYABROADIrina1697005.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 378 clean Even though Irina says she likes Maribor, she finds it a bit too small. The population of her home town, Kharkiv is namely about 3 of the population of Slovenia. For the music break, she decided to play See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 20 May 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Irina Sunday lunch at noon is a staple in Slovenia, but it's not quite like that in Spain. Carolina says that it really surprised her when she came to the cafeteria at her faculty around 11:30AM and saw people eating pasta. She says that at that hour, she would maybe have a second breakfast, but never lunch. For her music choice, she decided on Bad Guy by Billie Eilish. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/16/STUDYABROADCarolina1694288.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 371 clean Sunday lunch at noon is a staple in Slovenia, but it's not quite like that in Spain. Carolina says that it really surprised her when she came to the cafeteria at her faculty around 11:30AM and saw people eating pasta. She says that at that hour, she would maybe have a second breakfast, but never lunch. For her music choice, she decided on Bad Guy by Billie Eilish. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 18 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Carolina Andrew says when it comes to getting a bite to eat, it was weird getting adjusted to Slovenia. For the most part, you have to take an hour, sit down and have a full meal, whereas in America, there's a lot of fast food options where you're in and out within 10 minutes, which he says is a lot simpler. His song of choice was Happier by Marshmello ft. Bastille. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/04/STUDYABROADAndrew1688265.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 393 clean Andrew says when it comes to getting a bite to eat, it was weird getting adjusted to Slovenia. For the most part, you have to take an hour, sit down and have a full meal, whereas in America, there's a lot of fast food options where you're in and out within 10 minutes, which he says is a lot simpler. His song of choice was Happier by Marshmello ft. Bastille. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 06 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Andrew Grandes Écoles are higher education establishments in France that exist outside the main framework of the French public university system. According to our newest Study Abroad guest, Melisa, they get more respect than the public faculties. Thing is, in France, anyone with a high-school degree can enroll at any Faculty they want and their studies are mostly free of charge. Melisa chose to play a song titled La Terre est ronde (Paroles), which roughly translates to the earth is round, by French rapper and songwriter Orelsan. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/04/STUDYABROADMelisa1688230.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 454 clean Grandes Écoles are higher education establishments in France that exist outside the main framework of the French public university system. According to our newest Study Abroad guest, Melisa, they get more respect than the public faculties. Thing is, in France, anyone with a high-school degree can enroll at any Faculty they want and their studies are mostly free of charge. Melisa chose to play a song titled La Terre est ronde (Paroles), which roughly translates to the earth is round, by French rapper and songwriter Orelsan. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Melisa Are women and men truly equal in Slovenia? How do we celebrate International Women's Day in Slovenia and how is it different from Spain? Andrea's music choice was Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/04/STUDYABROADAndrea1688229.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 405 clean Are women and men truly equal in Slovenia? How do we celebrate International Women's Day in Slovenia and how is it different from Spain? Andrea's music choice was Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Andrea Does the Erasmus experience really change you or does it just bring out what was already somewhere inside you? Well, our newest Study Abroad guest believes it’s the latter. Why was Livia basically homeless for the first two weeks in Ljubljana and why is she now considering staying in Ljubljana for the long-haul? He music choice was the song Like I Love You by Lost Frequencies ft. The NGHBRS. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/24/STUDYABROADLivia1684801.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 411 clean Does the Erasmus experience really change you or does it just bring out what was already somewhere inside you? Well, our newest Study Abroad guest believes it’s the latter. Why was Livia basically homeless for the first two weeks in Ljubljana and why is she now considering staying in Ljubljana for the long-haul? He music choice was the song Like I Love You by Lost Frequencies ft. The NGHBRS. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Livia This week’s Study Abroad guest comes from Japan! Takuya Nakaizawa is not just a student at Ljubljana's Faculty of Arts. He also teaches Japanese there! When it comes to partying, he says he can't understand how students who party every night can stay motivated for their studies. In Japan, parties look very different from those that take place here. Back home, he'd meet with his friends, chat, eat something, play a game and go home. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/11/STUDYABROADTakuyaNakaizawa1679159.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 488 clean This week’s Study Abroad guest comes from Japan! Takuya Nakaizawa is not just a student at Ljubljana's Faculty of Arts. He also teaches Japanese there! When it comes to partying, he says he can't understand how students who party every night can stay motivated for their studies. In Japan, parties look very different from those that take place here. Back home, he'd meet with his friends, chat, eat something, play a game and go home. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Takuya Nakaizawa Aleksandra has had such a good experience of studying in Ljubljana, that she put it down as her second choice for her next Erasmus experience. She says that here, her studies at the Faculty of Medicine are much less stressful than in Poland but are of no less quality. Why is that so? Listen to the interview with our newest Study Abroad guest to find out! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/11/STUDYABROADAleksandra1679192.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 433 clean Aleksandra has had such a good experience of studying in Ljubljana, that she put it down as her second choice for her next Erasmus experience. She says that here, her studies at the Faculty of Medicine are much less stressful than in Poland but are of no less quality. Why is that so? Listen to the interview with our newest Study Abroad guest to find out! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Aleksandra Meet Marco! The Italian student of pharmacology says he expected Ljubljana to be bigger. The city has about half the inhabitants of Bologna, which the Erasmus student considers to be an average-sized Italian city. Since he’s studying pharmacology, he chose to play the song Paracetamolo by Calcutta. Paracetamolo is Italian for paracetamol, a medication used to treat pain and fever. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/28/STUDYABROADMarco1673317.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 431 clean Meet Marco! The Italian student of pharmacology says he expected Ljubljana to be bigger. The city has about half the inhabitants of Bologna, which the Erasmus student considers to be an average-sized Italian city. Since he’s studying pharmacology, he chose to play the song Paracetamolo by Calcutta. Paracetamolo is Italian for paracetamol, a medication used to treat pain and fever. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Marco She didn’t expect Ljubljana to be as big, but Melissa says she fell in love with the city at first sight. One of the main reasons she chose Slovenia was because one of her friends went to Ljubljana the year before and kept posting beautiful pictures and saying she was having the time of her life. Plus, Slovenia was different from the countries most of her friends who went on Erasmus chose. For her music choice, she decided on the song New Estate by Giant Rooks. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/16/STUDYABROADMelissa1667435.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 389 clean She didn’t expect Ljubljana to be as big, but Melissa says she fell in love with the city at first sight. One of the main reasons she chose Slovenia was because one of her friends went to Ljubljana the year before and kept posting beautiful pictures and saying she was having the time of her life. Plus, Slovenia was different from the countries most of her friends who went on Erasmus chose. For her music choice, she decided on the song New Estate by Giant Rooks. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Melissa Unlike most students, Jonasz did not want to spend his Erasmus in Spain, France, or Portugal. As a child he spent a few days in the Julian Alps. This left such an impression on him, that he decided he wanted to come and live in Slovenia for a few months at one point in his life, so when he got an opportunity to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia, he took it. His music choice was Czesław Niemen's 1967-piece Dziwny jest ten świat (Strange is this World), commonly acknowledged to be the most important Polish protest song of that era. One of the first Polish performers to wear colorful clothes and long hair, Niemen introduced the style of psychedelia to then-communist Poland. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/14/STUDYABROADJonasz1666754.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 439 clean Unlike most students, Jonasz did not want to spend his Erasmus in Spain, France, or Portugal. As a child he spent a few days in the Julian Alps. This left such an impression on him, that he decided he wanted to come and live in Slovenia for a few months at one point in his life, so when he got an opportunity to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia, he took it. His music choice was Czesław Niemen's 1967-piece Dziwny jest ten świat (Strange is this World), commonly acknowledged to be the most important Polish protest song of that era. One of the first Polish performers to wear colorful clothes and long hair, Niemen introduced the style of psychedelia to then-communist Poland. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jonasz Nadica chose to study in Slovenia for three reasons. The first was the nature in Slovenia, the second reason was that she wanted to go study outside her own country and the third was the study system and opportunities she believes it offers its students. The informatics student from the Republic of North Macedonia used to be part of a folklore dance group, so she tried learning some Slovenian traditional dances as well. She finds them just as fast but a bit less complex than the Macedonian ones. For her music choice, she chose to play Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/22/STUDYABROADNadica1658866.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 370 clean Nadica chose to study in Slovenia for three reasons. The first was the nature in Slovenia, the second reason was that she wanted to go study outside her own country and the third was the study system and opportunities she believes it offers its students. The informatics student from the Republic of North Macedonia used to be part of a folklore dance group, so she tried learning some Slovenian traditional dances as well. She finds them just as fast but a bit less complex than the Macedonian ones. For her music choice, she chose to play Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:40:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Nadica Did you know that entry to some museums in Ljubljana is free of charge every first Sunday of the month? Ksenia says that despite being the smallest of the cities she has studied in so far, Ljubljana has a lot to offer – nature, helpful people, parties and lots of other things to do and see. For her music choice, she chose to play Donde Estas Yolanda by Pink Martini. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/14/STUDYABROADKsenia1655330.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 428 clean Did you know that entry to some museums in Ljubljana is free of charge every first Sunday of the month? Ksenia says that despite being the smallest of the cities she has studied in so far, Ljubljana has a lot to offer – nature, helpful people, parties and lots of other things to do and see. For her music choice, she chose to play Donde Estas Yolanda by Pink Martini. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Ksenia People sometimes joke drinking is a national sport in Slovenia. Our newest guest Rossane thinks there might be a grain of truth to that. The Erasmus student from the Netherlands says she was surprised by the amount of parties and drinking culture in Maribor. What else did she perceive as different when compared to the Netherlands? Listen and find out! Her music choice was Stolen Dance by Milky Chance. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/06/STUDYABROADRosannne1652605.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 466 clean People sometimes joke drinking is a national sport in Slovenia. Our newest guest Rossane thinks there might be a grain of truth to that. The Erasmus student from the Netherlands says she was surprised by the amount of parties and drinking culture in Maribor. What else did she perceive as different when compared to the Netherlands? Listen and find out! Her music choice was Stolen Dance by Milky Chance. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Rosannne Muhammet decided to spend his Erasmus in Koper because it was located at the seaside. He said it reminded him a lot of his home university city, Izmir as well as the city he was born in, Mersin. They are all relatively small, coastal cities with beautiful mountains and lots of opportunities to enjoy life. His music choice was Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/01/29/STUDYABROADMuhammet1649290.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 382 clean Muhammet decided to spend his Erasmus in Koper because it was located at the seaside. He said it reminded him a lot of his home university city, Izmir as well as the city he was born in, Mersin. They are all relatively small, coastal cities with beautiful mountains and lots of opportunities to enjoy life. His music choice was Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Muhammet Mihail is a student of medicine, who spent 3 months doing an internship at the University Medical Centre in Maribor. Our newest Study Abroad guest says what he misses most from Belgium is fries and chocolate. His music choice was Leave a Light On by Tom Walker. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/01/11/STUDYABROADMihail1642676.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 402 clean Mihail is a student of medicine, who spent 3 months doing an internship at the University Medical Centre in Maribor. Our newest Study Abroad guest says what he misses most from Belgium is fries and chocolate. His music choice was Leave a Light On by Tom Walker. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Mihail Did you know? On New Year’s Eve, young people in Italy welcome in the New Year together with their families and only then, around 1 AM do they go hang out with their peers at discos or night clubs! For more on Christmas traditions in Italy and how our newest Study Abroad guest Manuel has gotten used to life in Koper, listen to the latest episode of Study Abroad. His music choice was the song Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes & Zedd. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/31/STUDYABROADManuel1638796.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 432 clean Did you know? On New Year’s Eve, young people in Italy welcome in the New Year together with their families and only then, around 1 AM do they go hang out with their peers at discos or night clubs! For more on Christmas traditions in Italy and how our newest Study Abroad guest Manuel has gotten used to life in Koper, listen to the latest episode of Study Abroad. His music choice was the song Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes & Zedd. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Manuel Since Serbia is mostly Orthodox, Christmas there is celebrated on January 7th, but Dušan says that that's about the only difference. What he did notice, however, is that people in Slovenia often complain that Christmas lights are put up as soon as November in some places. In Belgrade, they’re apparently set up as early as September! Dušan says one of the reasons he decided to spend his Erasmus in Koper was that he wanted to experience living at the seaside during winter. What does he think now his wish has become reality? His music choice was a song called Then by Anne-Marie. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/31/STUDYABROADDuan1638789.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 403 clean Since Serbia is mostly Orthodox, Christmas there is celebrated on January 7th, but Dušan says that that's about the only difference. What he did notice, however, is that people in Slovenia often complain that Christmas lights are put up as soon as November in some places. In Belgrade, they’re apparently set up as early as September! Dušan says one of the reasons he decided to spend his Erasmus in Koper was that he wanted to experience living at the seaside during winter. What does he think now his wish has become reality? His music choice was a song called Then by Anne-Marie. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Dušan Pre-exam exams? Post soviet style professors? Ever wondered if there’s any difference between studying in Koper, in Belarus, and Poland? Meet Katerina. She chose to spend her third Erasmus at the Faculty of Management in Koper because of the Slavic culture and coastal climate. What surprised her, was that we were "less Slavic" than she expected and that the Slovene language wasn’t quite as easy to understand as she thought it would be. Her music choice was a song called Sleep On The Floor by The Lumineers. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/18/STUDYABROADKatsiaryna1633957.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 440 clean Pre-exam exams? Post soviet style professors? Ever wondered if there’s any difference between studying in Koper, in Belarus, and Poland? Meet Katerina. She chose to spend her third Erasmus at the Faculty of Management in Koper because of the Slavic culture and coastal climate. What surprised her, was that we were "less Slavic" than she expected and that the Slovene language wasn’t quite as easy to understand as she thought it would be. Her music choice was a song called Sleep On The Floor by The Lumineers. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Katsiaryna Our newest episode of Study Abroad features not one but two guests from Poland. After Kuba and Filip applied for their Erasmus at the University in Ljubljana, they found out their faculty was not based in Ljubljana, but Portorož. So, they decided to stay in Koper and drive to Portorož for lectures. Their music choice was a song titled Ściernisco, by a polish band Golec uOrkiestra, which they say is again starting to get popular in Poland, despite the fact the song was released in 2000. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/14/STUDYABROADKubaFilip1632573.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 437 clean Our newest episode of Study Abroad features not one but two guests from Poland. After Kuba and Filip applied for their Erasmus at the University in Ljubljana, they found out their faculty was not based in Ljubljana, but Portorož. So, they decided to stay in Koper and drive to Portorož for lectures. Their music choice was a song titled Ściernisco, by a polish band Golec uOrkiestra, which they say is again starting to get popular in Poland, despite the fact the song was released in 2000. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Kuba & Filip Why doesn't this week's Study Abroad guest miss his mom's cooking? Press play to find out! Anil says the main reason for choosing to do his Erasmus in Ljubljana was because the Faculty of civil engineering offers lectures by a number of professors he did not want to miss. Apart from studying, the Turkish student also made several friends during his stay in Slovenia. Since his name is not quite so simple to pronounce for his non-Turkish speaking Slovenian friends, they gave him a Slovene name – Alen. His music choice was The Greatest by Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/05/STUDYABROADAnil1628865.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 438 clean Why doesn't this week's Study Abroad guest miss his mom's cooking? Press play to find out! Anil says the main reason for choosing to do his Erasmus in Ljubljana was because the Faculty of civil engineering offers lectures by a number of professors he did not want to miss. Apart from studying, the Turkish student also made several friends during his stay in Slovenia. Since his name is not quite so simple to pronounce for his non-Turkish speaking Slovenian friends, they gave him a Slovene name – Alen. His music choice was The Greatest by Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Anil Charline says she didn’t experience any culture shock when coming to Slovenia, but notes her studies in Ljubljana do differ in a few ways from her home University of Maastricht (in the Netherlands) – concerning difficulty, style of lectures, ... to find out exactly in what way, listen to this week’s edition of Study Abroad! Her music choice was Sam Smith’s Too good at Goodbyes. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/04/STUDYABROADCharline1628585.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 403 clean Charline says she didn’t experience any culture shock when coming to Slovenia, but notes her studies in Ljubljana do differ in a few ways from her home University of Maastricht (in the Netherlands) – concerning difficulty, style of lectures, ... to find out exactly in what way, listen to this week’s edition of Study Abroad! Her music choice was Sam Smith’s Too good at Goodbyes. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Charline Would you consider Slovenia exotic? Karin choose Slovenia for her Erasmus exchange since it was located the furthest from Estonia, so she thought it might be the most exotic. She says her Slovenian friends often get a laugh out of the fact that at 318m above sea level, Suur Munamägi (or Big Egg Mountain) is the highest peak in Estonia. But, on the other hand, her home country also has 2,355 islands - a number Slovenia can’t hope to compete with. Her music choice was Shadowplay, a song from an Estonian indie rock band called The Boondocks. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/20/STUDYABROADKarin1622609.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 442 clean Would you consider Slovenia exotic? Karin choose Slovenia for her Erasmus exchange since it was located the furthest from Estonia, so she thought it might be the most exotic. She says her Slovenian friends often get a laugh out of the fact that at 318m above sea level, Suur Munamägi (or Big Egg Mountain) is the highest peak in Estonia. But, on the other hand, her home country also has 2,355 islands - a number Slovenia can’t hope to compete with. Her music choice was Shadowplay, a song from an Estonian indie rock band called The Boondocks. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Karin Meet Berra! After finishing her electrical engineering studies in Turkey, she came to Ljubljana for a couple of months to do some practical work at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. She says Ljubljana has the same vibe as her home university town Eskisehir. This in part contributed to her not experiencing any form of culture shock in Slovenia. The things she misses most here are her family and Turkish food. Her music choice was a song titled Öp (kiss) by the Turkish singer-songwriter Tarkan. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/20/STUDYABROADBerra1622512.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 422 clean Meet Berra! After finishing her electrical engineering studies in Turkey, she came to Ljubljana for a couple of months to do some practical work at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. She says Ljubljana has the same vibe as her home university town Eskisehir. This in part contributed to her not experiencing any form of culture shock in Slovenia. The things she misses most here are her family and Turkish food. Her music choice was a song titled Öp (kiss) by the Turkish singer-songwriter Tarkan. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Berra Sara says her studies and lifestyle in Slovenia don't differ all that much from Spain, but notes accomodation in Ljubljana is cheaper. Despite also saying the Spanish and Slovenian language are completely different, Sara has picked up a few basic words, which is commendable! But then again she also speaks Basque, which is not only unrelated to the other languages of Europe, but also a language isolate to any other known living language. Her music choice was a song titled Oblit from a Spanish band called Urfabrique. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/07/STUDYABROADSara1617675.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 367 clean Sara says her studies and lifestyle in Slovenia don't differ all that much from Spain, but notes accomodation in Ljubljana is cheaper. Despite also saying the Spanish and Slovenian language are completely different, Sara has picked up a few basic words, which is commendable! But then again she also speaks Basque, which is not only unrelated to the other languages of Europe, but also a language isolate to any other known living language. Her music choice was a song titled Oblit from a Spanish band called Urfabrique. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sara When Harmen visited Slovenia with his parents at the age of 15, the vacation did not exactly leave a very lasting impression. 8 years later he was looking for places to relocate to with his girlfriend and remembered Slovenia. Now he saw the country in a completely different light – it had a good geographical position, it was close of the mountains, sea and was also quite green. Has his oppinion of Slovenia and its inhabitants changed now that he has spent the first year of his Masters studies in Ljubljana? His music choice was NOVELISTS - 5:12 AM. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/02/STUDYABROADHarmen1615693.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 436 clean When Harmen visited Slovenia with his parents at the age of 15, the vacation did not exactly leave a very lasting impression. 8 years later he was looking for places to relocate to with his girlfriend and remembered Slovenia. Now he saw the country in a completely different light – it had a good geographical position, it was close of the mountains, sea and was also quite green. Has his oppinion of Slovenia and its inhabitants changed now that he has spent the first year of his Masters studies in Ljubljana? His music choice was NOVELISTS - 5:12 AM. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Harmen Our newest Study Abroad guest, Dražen has actually been living in Slovenia for quite some time. The initial decision to move to Koper was not his own - his parents, who now live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, came to Slovenia, where he first enrolled to a secondary school, and then decided to study here as well. Dražen says the most difficult thing to get used to in Slovenia was the language, noting that from a linguistic point, it's harder to learn a language that is somewhat similar to your mother tongue, than the one you try to learn "from scratch". When someone asks him about music from his Erasmus Dražen says he thinks of “Willst du” by Alligatoah. This was also his music choice. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/16/STUDYABROADDraen1608984.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 418 clean Our newest Study Abroad guest, Dražen has actually been living in Slovenia for quite some time. The initial decision to move to Koper was not his own - his parents, who now live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, came to Slovenia, where he first enrolled to a secondary school, and then decided to study here as well. Dražen says the most difficult thing to get used to in Slovenia was the language, noting that from a linguistic point, it's harder to learn a language that is somewhat similar to your mother tongue, than the one you try to learn "from scratch". When someone asks him about music from his Erasmus Dražen says he thinks of “Willst du” by Alligatoah. This was also his music choice. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Dražen Meet Cuauhtli! This week's Study Abroad guest came from Mexico to the University of Primorska to do research in the field of human computer interaction, game thinking and gamification. Cuauhtli is just at a beginning of his 3-year-long research journey, during which he hopes to learn as much as he can so that when he returns to Mexico, he will have much to teach and tell other students. His music choice was the evergreen Come And Get Your Love by Redbone. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/09/STUDYABROADCuauchtli1606460.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 431 clean Meet Cuauhtli! This week's Study Abroad guest came from Mexico to the University of Primorska to do research in the field of human computer interaction, game thinking and gamification. Cuauhtli is just at a beginning of his 3-year-long research journey, during which he hopes to learn as much as he can so that when he returns to Mexico, he will have much to teach and tell other students. His music choice was the evergreen Come And Get Your Love by Redbone. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Cuauchtli Can you imagine only having 2 chances to pass your exams? Your Bachelor's studies taking 5 years? Or have the results of every exam you take go on record? Well, in Chile, it's something quite usual! Meet Juan Carlos. He studies telecommunication engineering in Valparaiso, which has 4 “main” Universities. What’s more, they aren’t just separated into public and private. It’s a bit more complicated than that. His music choice was Dic. 28 by Novella Inc. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/03/STUDYABROADJuanCarlos1604268.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 425 clean Can you imagine only having 2 chances to pass your exams? Your Bachelor's studies taking 5 years? Or have the results of every exam you take go on record? Well, in Chile, it's something quite usual! Meet Juan Carlos. He studies telecommunication engineering in Valparaiso, which has 4 “main” Universities. What’s more, they aren’t just separated into public and private. It’s a bit more complicated than that. His music choice was Dic. 28 by Novella Inc. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 07 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Juan Carlos How much do you spend on things that aren't really necessary? Have you ever wondered that perhaps, you don’t really need all that much? This week's Study Abroad guest comes from Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Rita decided to spend a semester studying management of touristic activities in Brežice. It was the quiet life in this southeastern Slovenian town, that made her think about how perhaps, she could live with a little less. He music choice was a Vanessa da Mata version of the song Estrada do Sol by Tom Jobim. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/28/STUDYABROADRita1602354.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 424 clean How much do you spend on things that aren't really necessary? Have you ever wondered that perhaps, you don’t really need all that much? This week's Study Abroad guest comes from Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Rita decided to spend a semester studying management of touristic activities in Brežice. It was the quiet life in this southeastern Slovenian town, that made her think about how perhaps, she could live with a little less. He music choice was a Vanessa da Mata version of the song Estrada do Sol by Tom Jobim. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 30 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Rita This week’s Study Abroad guest says Slovenia is very different from Ecuador. Jose says everything in Koper is relatively close by and life in general is much quieter. Since he decided he wanted to be a pilot when he was only 17 years-old, his studies don’t exactly follow the "classic" Bachelor's and Master's studies system. Jose is currently doing a theoretical course about aviation at the Aviation Career Center in Maribor, but since most of his lectures are available online, he decided to stay in Koper. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/25/STUDYABROADJoseEcuador1600871.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 403 clean This week’s Study Abroad guest says Slovenia is very different from Ecuador. Jose says everything in Koper is relatively close by and life in general is much quieter. Since he decided he wanted to be a pilot when he was only 17 years-old, his studies don’t exactly follow the "classic" Bachelor's and Master's studies system. Jose is currently doing a theoretical course about aviation at the Aviation Career Center in Maribor, but since most of his lectures are available online, he decided to stay in Koper. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jose Ecuador Love makes the world go ‘round. Our newest Study Abroad guest quite literally made a trip ‘round the globe from Indonesia to Slovenia for love. And then decided to do her Masters studies in Ljubljana. With more than 200 million people, Indonesia is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In its capital, Jakarta, there over 170 shopping malls and only a few parks. And lots of traffic. Annisa says Ljubljana is different. There is not nearly as much night-life, but a lot more nature. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/19/STUDYABROADAnnisa1598849.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 421 clean Love makes the world go ‘round. Our newest Study Abroad guest quite literally made a trip ‘round the globe from Indonesia to Slovenia for love. And then decided to do her Masters studies in Ljubljana. With more than 200 million people, Indonesia is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In its capital, Jakarta, there over 170 shopping malls and only a few parks. And lots of traffic. Annisa says Ljubljana is different. There is not nearly as much night-life, but a lot more nature. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Annisa Summer is winding down, but the new season of Study Abroad is kicking off! Meet Judit. The CEEPUS student of Anthropology hadn’t initially planned on studying in Koper. She had a semester left at the end of her studies at the University of Vienna and ended up almost applying to Ljubljana at first, but changed all her paperwork during the last week and applied to Koper. The avid mountain climber says she doesn’t regret it one bit. For her music choice, she picked the song Boys of Summer by Don Henley, which she thinks is the perfect song for the end of the summer. She also says it summarizes her experience in Koper. Judit had tried to play the song on a Hungarian radio for her grandparents when she was 10 years old. A couple of years later, and on a Slovenian radio, she got her wish. More in the latest edition of Study Abroad. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/11/STUDYABROADJudit1595532.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 416 clean Summer is winding down, but the new season of Study Abroad is kicking off! Meet Judit. The CEEPUS student of Anthropology hadn’t initially planned on studying in Koper. She had a semester left at the end of her studies at the University of Vienna and ended up almost applying to Ljubljana at first, but changed all her paperwork during the last week and applied to Koper. The avid mountain climber says she doesn’t regret it one bit. For her music choice, she picked the song Boys of Summer by Don Henley, which she thinks is the perfect song for the end of the summer. She also says it summarizes her experience in Koper. Judit had tried to play the song on a Hungarian radio for her grandparents when she was 10 years old. A couple of years later, and on a Slovenian radio, she got her wish. More in the latest edition of Study Abroad. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Judit Meet Robert. The Erasmus student of Tourism management and Sport from Croatia decided to come to Brežice since he heard good things about the Faculty there and likes the fact it puts more emphasis on practical work and tourism than his home faculty. He does however note the city can get a bit boring, since it’s not really a student city and that due to a lack of nightlife in Brežice, students travel to Ljubljana, Maribor and Zagreb to party. He says a lot of people asked him why Slovenia, why Brežice, why not something more exotic. He responded by saying it’s still something, it’s a start, noting that the majority of people who asked him this were the ones who wouldn’t take such a leap themselves. His music choice was Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADRobert1558295.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 397 clean Meet Robert. The Erasmus student of Tourism management and Sport from Croatia decided to come to Brežice since he heard good things about the Faculty there and likes the fact it puts more emphasis on practical work and tourism than his home faculty. He does however note the city can get a bit boring, since it’s not really a student city and that due to a lack of nightlife in Brežice, students travel to Ljubljana, Maribor and Zagreb to party. He says a lot of people asked him why Slovenia, why Brežice, why not something more exotic. He responded by saying it’s still something, it’s a start, noting that the majority of people who asked him this were the ones who wouldn’t take such a leap themselves. His music choice was Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 01 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Robert Jasmine decided to come to Slovenia after seeing a poster with a location in Slovenia pictured on it. She hadn’t previously really heard anything about it, her decision was purely due to aesthetics, but she says it worked out in the end. The student of philosophy and sociology says she prefers the nightlife in Ljubljana, which she describes as more relaxed. Jeans are an acceptable clothing choice and heels are not obligatory, but the nights are a lot later. In her home University, the clubs close at 2 AM. As a result, she says she was falling asleep in the clubs in Ljubljana at 3 AM. But she says she didn’t need to long to get used to it. Her music choice was Green Light by Lorde. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADJasmine1558294.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 407 clean Jasmine decided to come to Slovenia after seeing a poster with a location in Slovenia pictured on it. She hadn’t previously really heard anything about it, her decision was purely due to aesthetics, but she says it worked out in the end. The student of philosophy and sociology says she prefers the nightlife in Ljubljana, which she describes as more relaxed. Jeans are an acceptable clothing choice and heels are not obligatory, but the nights are a lot later. In her home University, the clubs close at 2 AM. As a result, she says she was falling asleep in the clubs in Ljubljana at 3 AM. But she says she didn’t need to long to get used to it. Her music choice was Green Light by Lorde. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jasmine Ljubljana wasn’t the first choice for Piotr’s Erasmus experience, but now the law student from Poland says he’s happy he ended up where he did. But not all of his friends knew where that was. When he invited one of them to visit him, he asked if Ljubljana was in Lithuania. Apart from family and friends, he says that he misses clubs. He says that back in Poland, there is a much greater diversity and more options when it comes to clubs. Piotr notes he also used his Erasmus experience not just for partying but also visited conferences in Croatia and Montenegro and travel around Europe. His music choice was Young Folks by Peter Bjorn And John. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADPiotr1558293.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 384 clean Ljubljana wasn’t the first choice for Piotr’s Erasmus experience, but now the law student from Poland says he’s happy he ended up where he did. But not all of his friends knew where that was. When he invited one of them to visit him, he asked if Ljubljana was in Lithuania. Apart from family and friends, he says that he misses clubs. He says that back in Poland, there is a much greater diversity and more options when it comes to clubs. Piotr notes he also used his Erasmus experience not just for partying but also visited conferences in Croatia and Montenegro and travel around Europe. His music choice was Young Folks by Peter Bjorn And John. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Piotr Meet Daniel. The Fulbright student researcher from California, US came to Ljubljana to learn more about Ethnomusicology and the tamburica. Daniel says one thing he doesn’t like so much about the school system here is that the majority of Slovene students are very quiet during the lectures. He says this was a major education shock, adding that if your viewpoints are challenged, you have the opportunity to question, test and possibly change or improve them. Daniel believes this to be much more important than just copying down information and trying to memorize it for a test. His music choice was a version of Namesto koga roža cveti performed by the tamburica orchestra of KD Ivan Kaučič Ljutomer. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADDaniel1558288.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 459 clean Meet Daniel. The Fulbright student researcher from California, US came to Ljubljana to learn more about Ethnomusicology and the tamburica. Daniel says one thing he doesn’t like so much about the school system here is that the majority of Slovene students are very quiet during the lectures. He says this was a major education shock, adding that if your viewpoints are challenged, you have the opportunity to question, test and possibly change or improve them. Daniel believes this to be much more important than just copying down information and trying to memorize it for a test. His music choice was a version of Namesto koga roža cveti performed by the tamburica orchestra of KD Ivan Kaučič Ljutomer. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Daniel Čevapi are served with lepinja bread. Everybody knows that, right? Well, this week’s Study Abroad guest Arman says the worst combo he’s seen in Slovenia so far was čevapi served with a baguette. Despite this, he says there’s not much he’d change about his CMEPIUS experience in Maribor. He does note it is easier to study here, and easier to get better grades compared to his home University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but at the same time, the student of literature and philosophy says he learns more here. Listen in to find out why! His music choice was Everglow by Coldplay. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADArman1558193.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 387 clean Čevapi are served with lepinja bread. Everybody knows that, right? Well, this week’s Study Abroad guest Arman says the worst combo he’s seen in Slovenia so far was čevapi served with a baguette. Despite this, he says there’s not much he’d change about his CMEPIUS experience in Maribor. He does note it is easier to study here, and easier to get better grades compared to his home University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but at the same time, the student of literature and philosophy says he learns more here. Listen in to find out why! His music choice was Everglow by Coldplay. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 03 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Arman Yanxi or Daisy is a student of art history from China that came to Slovenia hoping to be able to travel and see firsthand the western artwork she only saw in books. She says people have some difficulties remembering her Chinese name, so she chose an English one, Daisy. It’s not unusual for Chinese people to choose an English name, since pronunciation can be quite tricky. Her music choice was Love With Your Life by Hollyn videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADYanxi1558176.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 372 clean Yanxi or Daisy is a student of art history from China that came to Slovenia hoping to be able to travel and see firsthand the western artwork she only saw in books. She says people have some difficulties remembering her Chinese name, so she chose an English one, Daisy. It’s not unusual for Chinese people to choose an English name, since pronunciation can be quite tricky. Her music choice was Love With Your Life by Hollyn http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 27 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Yanxi What’s your hangover cure? Cem says that soup is one remedy that definitely works. It’s also one of the things he misses most from Turkey. The Erasmus student of English language also says he likes the fact that his professors in Maribor are punctual. Cem says that in Turkey, it’s not unheard of for a professor to be 5, 10 minutes, or even half an hour late to a lecture. His music choice was by Turn the Page by Metallica. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/23/STUDYABROADCem1558152.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 419 clean What’s your hangover cure? Cem says that soup is one remedy that definitely works. It’s also one of the things he misses most from Turkey. The Erasmus student of English language also says he likes the fact that his professors in Maribor are punctual. Cem says that in Turkey, it’s not unheard of for a professor to be 5, 10 minutes, or even half an hour late to a lecture. His music choice was by Turn the Page by Metallica. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 14 May 2018 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Cem Meet Josef. The Erasmus student of history and social sciences comes from the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. He says he chose to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia since he wanted to understand how similar or different Slovenia is when compared to the Czech Republic. Did he find more similarities or differences? Listen to find out. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/16/STUDYABROADJosef1555380.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 414 clean Meet Josef. The Erasmus student of history and social sciences comes from the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. He says he chose to spend his Erasmus in Slovenia since he wanted to understand how similar or different Slovenia is when compared to the Czech Republic. Did he find more similarities or differences? Listen to find out. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 07 May 2018 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Josef Two years ago, Amélie shared a car with a Slovenian while traveling through Austria. After he told and showed her a bit about Slovenia on his mobile phone, she was convinced she had to visit it. Now she’s studying English and German at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She says one of the challenges Erasmus students face is deciding on how to greet each other. Some are used to hugging, kissing, others shake hands, etc. The French, for example, share a couple of kisses on the cheek. The same goes for Italians. But the thing is, Italians start with a different cheek. Amélie says this can lead to somewhat awkward situations. Her music choice was a song titled Seeds of Gold by the french band AaRON. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/29/STUDYABROADAmlie1549386.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 488 clean Two years ago, Amélie shared a car with a Slovenian while traveling through Austria. After he told and showed her a bit about Slovenia on his mobile phone, she was convinced she had to visit it. Now she’s studying English and German at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She says one of the challenges Erasmus students face is deciding on how to greet each other. Some are used to hugging, kissing, others shake hands, etc. The French, for example, share a couple of kisses on the cheek. The same goes for Italians. But the thing is, Italians start with a different cheek. Amélie says this can lead to somewhat awkward situations. Her music choice was a song titled Seeds of Gold by the french band AaRON. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 06 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Amélie Tom studies political sciences and international relations in the Netherlands. Despite Prague being his first choice for an Erasmus experience, he says he doesn’t regret ending up in Ljubljana. He says there’s not much about the Netherlands that he misses. Well, apart from some people and maybe a better bus system. And a Dutch snack called bitterballen. He chose to play Arabella from the Arctic Monkeys. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/29/STUDYABROADTom1549385.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 436 clean Tom studies political sciences and international relations in the Netherlands. Despite Prague being his first choice for an Erasmus experience, he says he doesn’t regret ending up in Ljubljana. He says there’s not much about the Netherlands that he misses. Well, apart from some people and maybe a better bus system. And a Dutch snack called bitterballen. He chose to play Arabella from the Arctic Monkeys. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Tom Maria is an Italian student of Japanese language and Asian studies. She came to Ljubljana for two semesters, but now she’s considering staying. She says a lot of things are cheaper in Slovenia, including eating at a restaurant. Maria believes this is because Italians, including students, prefer to prepare their own food. Even if there is a party, Italian houses usually have a special room for such occasions. Listen in to find out what it’s called. Maria's music choice was »I put a spell on you« by Nina Simone. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/29/STUDYABROADMaria1549374.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 493 clean Maria is an Italian student of Japanese language and Asian studies. She came to Ljubljana for two semesters, but now she’s considering staying. She says a lot of things are cheaper in Slovenia, including eating at a restaurant. Maria believes this is because Italians, including students, prefer to prepare their own food. Even if there is a party, Italian houses usually have a special room for such occasions. Listen in to find out what it’s called. Maria's music choice was »I put a spell on you« by Nina Simone. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Maria This week’s Study Abroad episode features not one but two besties from Slovakia, who came to Ljubljana, Slovenia for their Erasmus. The names of the countries are similar, but Miriam and Katarína say the Easter traditions are not. What do they mean by that? Listen to find out! Their music choice was Hej Sokoly! by I.M.T. Smile. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/13/STUDYABROADMiriamandKatarna1543511.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 495 clean This week’s Study Abroad episode features not one but two besties from Slovakia, who came to Ljubljana, Slovenia for their Erasmus. The names of the countries are similar, but Miriam and Katarína say the Easter traditions are not. What do they mean by that? Listen to find out! Their music choice was Hej Sokoly! by I.M.T. Smile. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Miriam and Katarína Dimitra is a French student of Law. When she first visited Ljubljana 7 years ago with her parents, she felt an instant connection to the city and knew then that she would come back. And she did. She's spending the whole year in Ljubljana as an Erasmus student. She says she likes how safe and clean Ljubljana is. One of her favorite memories is seeing the Trnovo Church again after so many years. It had, of course, stayed the same. She, on the other hand had changed. Her music choice was Housse de Racket – Aquarium. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/07/STUDYABROADDimitra1540700.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 455 clean Dimitra is a French student of Law. When she first visited Ljubljana 7 years ago with her parents, she felt an instant connection to the city and knew then that she would come back. And she did. She's spending the whole year in Ljubljana as an Erasmus student. She says she likes how safe and clean Ljubljana is. One of her favorite memories is seeing the Trnovo Church again after so many years. It had, of course, stayed the same. She, on the other hand had changed. Her music choice was Housse de Racket – Aquarium. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Dimitra Meet Christian. The Erasmus student from Catalonia chose to study in Slovenia as he found it to be the most unusual choice on his list. A tipping point for the travel enthusiast was also the fact that it was a green country that has good connections for exploring Europe. In addition to his Erasmus studies, the student of audio-visual media communications is also doing an internship at a Catalan television station, for which he records interviews and produces news-pieces on culture and art related events in Maribor. His music choice was Creep by Radiohead, one of the first songs his first band learned to play together. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/26/STUDYABROADChristian1525685.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 520 clean Meet Christian. The Erasmus student from Catalonia chose to study in Slovenia as he found it to be the most unusual choice on his list. A tipping point for the travel enthusiast was also the fact that it was a green country that has good connections for exploring Europe. In addition to his Erasmus studies, the student of audio-visual media communications is also doing an internship at a Catalan television station, for which he records interviews and produces news-pieces on culture and art related events in Maribor. His music choice was Creep by Radiohead, one of the first songs his first band learned to play together. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Christian Verica is a second-year law student from Macedonia. The 20 year-old says the month she spent in Ljubljana flew by as if it were a weekend. One of her favorite memories so far was snowboarding in Cerkno. That is, until she fell and broke her wrist. Her music choice was New York, New York, by Frank Sinatra. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/29/STUDYABROADVerica1537297.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 374 clean Verica is a second-year law student from Macedonia. The 20 year-old says the month she spent in Ljubljana flew by as if it were a weekend. One of her favorite memories so far was snowboarding in Cerkno. That is, until she fell and broke her wrist. Her music choice was New York, New York, by Frank Sinatra. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Verica Sina is a student of culture studies, who chose Slovenia because of its mountains. Back in Germany, she studies in Leipzig. She says housing there is cheaper than in Ljubljana, but that other costs are a bit lower. When applying for her Erasmus studies, she says she was surprised by the numerous forms she had to fill out. She noted the amount might be even greater than that required in Germany. Her music choice was To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/23/STUDYABROADSina1535320.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 424 clean Sina is a student of culture studies, who chose Slovenia because of its mountains. Back in Germany, she studies in Leipzig. She says housing there is cheaper than in Ljubljana, but that other costs are a bit lower. When applying for her Erasmus studies, she says she was surprised by the numerous forms she had to fill out. She noted the amount might be even greater than that required in Germany. Her music choice was To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sina Meet Maria Elena. The student of political sciences chose to spend her Erasmus in Ljubljana after falling in love with the city during a visit years ago. She studies in Pisa. The city is roughly the size of Ljubljana, with one third of its population, but is home to 3 Universities. Her music choice was Perfect by Ed Sheeran. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/23/STUDYABROADMariaElena1535317.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 443 clean Meet Maria Elena. The student of political sciences chose to spend her Erasmus in Ljubljana after falling in love with the city during a visit years ago. She studies in Pisa. The city is roughly the size of Ljubljana, with one third of its population, but is home to 3 Universities. Her music choice was Perfect by Ed Sheeran. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Maria Elena Meet Marianne. The Erasmus student from Ecuador has spent most of her post-teens abroad. She completed her Bachelors in France and is now doing an Erasmus masters in tourism management. She finished her first semester in Denmark, she's spending her second in Ljubljana and will wrap it up in Spain. Her music choice was Prometo by Fonseca. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/05/STUDYABROADMarianne1528305.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 473 clean Meet Marianne. The Erasmus student from Ecuador has spent most of her post-teens abroad. She completed her Bachelors in France and is now doing an Erasmus masters in tourism management. She finished her first semester in Denmark, she's spending her second in Ljubljana and will wrap it up in Spain. Her music choice was Prometo by Fonseca. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Marianne In today's episode of Study abroad we talked to Virginia. She came to Slovenia to, among other things, learn the language better and to find some of her relatives. Her family moved from Slovenia to Argentina in 1939. While she does like it here, she misses Sunday barbecues with her family called Asado and "mate" –an invigorating drink that is very popular in her home country. Her music choice was a national rock song by Charly García titled "Nos siguen pegando abajo" ("They keep hitting us down there"). videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/05/STUDYABROADVirginia1528311.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 547 clean In today's episode of Study abroad we talked to Virginia. She came to Slovenia to, among other things, learn the language better and to find some of her relatives. Her family moved from Slovenia to Argentina in 1939. While she does like it here, she misses Sunday barbecues with her family called Asado and "mate" –an invigorating drink that is very popular in her home country. Her music choice was a national rock song by Charly García titled "Nos siguen pegando abajo" ("They keep hitting us down there"). http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Virginia RTVSLO - Radio SI no RTV, MMC podcast.radio@rtvslo.si MMC RTV We take a peek into the lives of foreign students living in Slovenia. Did they come to party, study or just shake up their everyday lives? What makes these young people tick and what do they think about the country they've come to? Listen to the challenges they face and what they miss from home. Has this experience changed them? Are they considering staying here? Every Monday at 11:25 only on Radio Si. Do you want to share your experience? Just write to pr@radiosi.eu and maybe you are our next guest. We take a peek into the lives of foreign students living in Slovenia. Did they come to party, study or just shake up their everyday lives? What makes these young people tick and what do they think about the country they've come to? Listen to the challenges they face and what they miss from home. Has this experience changed them? Are they considering staying here? Every Monday at 11:25 only on Radio Si. Do you want to share your experience? Just write to pr@radiosi.eu and maybe you are our next guest. sl Mon, 09 Nov 2020 10:25:00 +0000 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast webmaster@rtvslo.si (Webmaster) Mon, 09 Nov 2020 10:25:00 +0000 Study abroad