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 https://img.rtvcdn.si/_up/ava/ava_misc/show_logos/173250810/logo.jpg 20-year-old Emilija says she was surprised at how quiet Slovenians speak in public compared to Northern Macedonians. What does she think about Maribor now that she has spent almost a year here? She chose to play I Was Made For Lovin' You by Kiss. 174883252 RTVSLO - Radio SI 407 clean 20-year-old Emilija says she was surprised at how quiet Slovenians speak in public compared to Northern Macedonians. What does she think about Maribor now that she has spent almost a year here? She chose to play I Was Made For Lovin' You by Kiss. Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Emilija decided to study media communications in Maribor (27.06.2022) Giulia’s project examines the relationship between certain historical forms of collective land and resource management and the current environmental and landscape valuation of these areas and raises the question of access rights to natural resources for future generations. She chose to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> 174879856 RTVSLO - Radio SI 421 clean Giulia’s project examines the relationship between certain historical forms of collective land and resource management and the current environmental and landscape valuation of these areas and raises the question of access rights to natural resources for future generations. She chose to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Giulia is an Italian Double Degree PhD researcher who came to Koper thanks to her Marie-Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowship project (13.06.2022) Sidra is a doctoral student from Pakistan who has spent the last 3 years in Koper. She says that it is necessary to practically give up social life during her doctorate, so she has not yet managed to explore Slovenia, but at the same time adds that she has enjoyed her time here and that the only "obstacle" she faced was not speaking Slovene. She chose to play the song Dil Diyan Gallan by Atif Aslam. 174876715 RTVSLO - Radio SI 386 clean Sidra is a doctoral student from Pakistan who has spent the last 3 years in Koper. She says that it is necessary to practically give up social life during her doctorate, so she has not yet managed to explore Slovenia, but at the same time adds that she has enjoyed her time here and that the only "obstacle" she faced was not speaking Slovene. She chose to play the song Dil Diyan Gallan by Atif Aslam. Mon, 30 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Sidra says she has her husband and family to thank for supporting her during her studies (30.05.2021) The Italian Studies student, who comes from North Macedonia, says that when he arrived in Koper two years ago, he was a lost 19-year-old who did not know what he wanted from life. 2 years later, says he made major progress in growing up. His song of choice was This Is The Life by Amy Macdonald.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> 174872220 RTVSLO - Radio SI 488 clean The Italian Studies student, who comes from North Macedonia, says that when he arrived in Koper two years ago, he was a lost 19-year-old who did not know what he wanted from life. 2 years later, says he made major progress in growing up. His song of choice was This Is The Life by Amy Macdonald.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Mon, 16 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Stefan says he always knew he wanted to move abroad (16.05.2022) The 20-year-old from Serbia says the pandemic has hindered his chances of experiencing more things and learning to communicate better. He says this is also obvious in class as students aren’t too eager to answer the professors’ questions. He chose to play the song navučena by the Serbian musician tam. 174869181 RTVSLO - Radio SI 416 clean The 20-year-old from Serbia says the pandemic has hindered his chances of experiencing more things and learning to communicate better. He says this is also obvious in class as students aren’t too eager to answer the professors’ questions. He chose to play the song navučena by the Serbian musician tam. Mon, 02 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Slobodan says studying abroad has taught him he needs to put himself out more (02.05.2022) Luckily, he did not have any issues with finding a place to stay once he arrived to Slovenia. Marco chose Slovenia because he was looking for a location where temperatures are lower than in his home town in the south of Italy. He chose to play the song Marilu by Italian singer, rapper and songwriter Achille Lauro. 174857882 RTVSLO - Radio SI 337 clean Luckily, he did not have any issues with finding a place to stay once he arrived to Slovenia. Marco chose Slovenia because he was looking for a location where temperatures are lower than in his home town in the south of Italy. He chose to play the song Marilu by Italian singer, rapper and songwriter Achille Lauro. Sat, 26 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Marco says the thing he was most scared of was how to find accommodation (04.04.2022) Stanislav says that despite the anger that has been sparked by the war, we shouldn't forget what people all around the world are doing to help the Ukrainian people. He chose to play the song Krayina Ditey by Okean Elzy (feat. Alyona Alyona). 174857864 RTVSLO - Radio SI 372 clean Stanislav says that despite the anger that has been sparked by the war, we shouldn't forget what people all around the world are doing to help the Ukrainian people. He chose to play the song Krayina Ditey by Okean Elzy (feat. Alyona Alyona). Sun, 20 Mar 2022 09:00:00 +0000 Stanislav came to Slovenia right before the Ukraine-Russia war (21.03.2022) The master’s student of Media Strategic Communication And Marketing says his original plan was to do another M.A. after he wraps up his exchange, but says that now that he’s met and talked to different people during his exchange, he’s changed his opinion on this topic. He chose to play Snoop Dogg- Go On feat. October London. 174854451 RTVSLO - Radio SI 426 clean The master’s student of Media Strategic Communication And Marketing says his original plan was to do another M.A. after he wraps up his exchange, but says that now that he’s met and talked to different people during his exchange, he’s changed his opinion on this topic. He chose to play Snoop Dogg- Go On feat. October London. Mon, 07 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Jeff says one lesson he will take from his exchange is to slow down 07.03.2022 For Amogne, Ljubljana is the third stop on his three-part exchange program in Materials for energy storage and conversion program. In the interview, he highlighted 4 facts about his home country. One of them is that the Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind the gregorian calendar and that they celebrate new year in September. For more, you'll have to listen to the interview! He chose to play the song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira. 174851688 RTVSLO - Radio SI 448 clean For Amogne, Ljubljana is the third stop on his three-part exchange program in Materials for energy storage and conversion program. In the interview, he highlighted 4 facts about his home country. One of them is that the Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind the gregorian calendar and that they celebrate new year in September. For more, you'll have to listen to the interview! He chose to play the song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira. Mon, 28 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Amogne comes from Ethiopia, the country where a year lasts 13 months (28.02.2022) Did you know that you can surf in the middle of Munich? The Eisbach is a small, 2-kilometre-long, man-made river in the german city. At one spot, the river forms a standing wave about one metre high which is a popular river surfing spot. But that's not what Slovenia and Bavaria have in common. To find out, listen to the interview. Kerstin chose to play Was uns high macht by the German indie-pop band Provinz. 174850651 RTVSLO - Radio SI 419 clean Did you know that you can surf in the middle of Munich? The Eisbach is a small, 2-kilometre-long, man-made river in the german city. At one spot, the river forms a standing wave about one metre high which is a popular river surfing spot. But that's not what Slovenia and Bavaria have in common. To find out, listen to the interview. Kerstin chose to play Was uns high macht by the German indie-pop band Provinz. Mon, 21 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Kerstin says Bavaria and Slovenia are similar in some respects (21.02.2022) Did you know that in many countries you can still smoke indoors? Luka says that also holds true for Croatia. You can listen to more about his experience of studying in Ljubljana above. His song of choice was Further up the road by Bruce Springsteen. 174848434 RTVSLO - Radio SI 447 clean Did you know that in many countries you can still smoke indoors? Luka says that also holds true for Croatia. You can listen to more about his experience of studying in Ljubljana above. His song of choice was Further up the road by Bruce Springsteen. Mon, 14 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Luka says it was the love of philosophy and psychoanalysis that brought him to Ljubljana (14.02.2022) Igor is a student of Slavic languages, who comes from Germany and is studying in Austria. He decided to spend a semester in Ljubljana after he went on a year-long exchange in Serbia. He was most surprised by our nature and that to him, Slovenia seems very different from the rest of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Igor chose to play Radio Ga Ga by Queen. 174846812 RTVSLO - Radio SI 366 clean Igor is a student of Slavic languages, who comes from Germany and is studying in Austria. He decided to spend a semester in Ljubljana after he went on a year-long exchange in Serbia. He was most surprised by our nature and that to him, Slovenia seems very different from the rest of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Igor chose to play Radio Ga Ga by Queen. Mon, 07 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Igor says he didn’t expect Slovenia to be quite so different from the other former Yugoslavian countries (07.02.2022) Kamil is studying at the Faculty of Security Sciences, which is part of the University of Maribor, but the lectures take place in Ljubljana. Due to a combination of circumstances, he lived at a hotel during his exchange. How did he and his colleague from Poland manage to get by without having a refrigerator, kitchen or washing machine? His song of choice was Szklanki by Young Leosia. 174844061 RTVSLO - Radio SI 404 clean Kamil is studying at the Faculty of Security Sciences, which is part of the University of Maribor, but the lectures take place in Ljubljana. Due to a combination of circumstances, he lived at a hotel during his exchange. How did he and his colleague from Poland manage to get by without having a refrigerator, kitchen or washing machine? His song of choice was Szklanki by Young Leosia. Mon, 31 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Kamil didn’t expect his studies in Slovenia to be more difficult than in Poland (31.01.2022) Lea comes from Dortmund, Germany, which has about twice the inhabitants Ljubljana does. She chose to spend a semester here because she wanted to experience something new. Now that she’s spent a couple of months here, she says she feels people in Slovenia are more respectful and that she feels safer walking around alone at night in Ljubljana than in Germany. She chose to play She’s Casual by The Hunna. 174844052 RTVSLO - Radio SI 432 clean Lea comes from Dortmund, Germany, which has about twice the inhabitants Ljubljana does. She chose to spend a semester here because she wanted to experience something new. Now that she’s spent a couple of months here, she says she feels people in Slovenia are more respectful and that she feels safer walking around alone at night in Ljubljana than in Germany. She chose to play She’s Casual by The Hunna. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Lea says one of the things she appreciates in Slovenia is how safe she feels (24.01.2022) The first reason was that until she came here she thought that the university in Ljubljana offers her classes in English, which was not the case, and the second reason was that she wanted to get to know Slovenia. Nevertheless, she likes studying here, and she finds Ljubljana to be similar to Vilnius in some respects. Her song of choice was Viskas Ką Turiu (Everything I Have) by Jessica Shy. 174839717 RTVSLO - Radio SI 412 clean The first reason was that until she came here she thought that the university in Ljubljana offers her classes in English, which was not the case, and the second reason was that she wanted to get to know Slovenia. Nevertheless, she likes studying here, and she finds Ljubljana to be similar to Vilnius in some respects. Her song of choice was Viskas Ką Turiu (Everything I Have) by Jessica Shy. Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Laura is an archeology student from Lithuania who decided to exchange in Ljubljana for two reasons (17.01.2022) It is, however true that he already spoke two other Slavic languages before coming to Slovenia. Jakub comes from Poland and had also learned Serbian during his exchange in Serbia. He chose to play Šuštarski most by Majda Sepe. 174838201 RTVSLO - Radio SI 430 clean It is, however true that he already spoke two other Slavic languages before coming to Slovenia. Jakub comes from Poland and had also learned Serbian during his exchange in Serbia. He chose to play Šuštarski most by Majda Sepe. Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jakub speaks almost fluent Slovene after spending only three months in Ljubljana (10.01.2022) Yu-Hsiang is a Taiwanese student who says he chose to spend a semester in Ljubljana because the prices in Slovenia are lower than in Western Europe and because he liked the photos of Slovenia he found online. He chise to play the song Heartbeat of Taiwan, a theme song of the Taiwan Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. It's performed by famous Taiwanese singer, Jolin Tsai. 174838185 RTVSLO - Radio SI 393 clean Yu-Hsiang is a Taiwanese student who says he chose to spend a semester in Ljubljana because the prices in Slovenia are lower than in Western Europe and because he liked the photos of Slovenia he found online. He chise to play the song Heartbeat of Taiwan, a theme song of the Taiwan Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. It's performed by famous Taiwanese singer, Jolin Tsai. Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Yu-Hsiang chose Slovenia because the prices here are lower than in Western Europe (27.12.2021) Zeren says one of the hardest things for Turkish nationals is obtaining a visa, especially for going to Europe. The Turkish exchange student says it took her 5 months to obtain the documents she needed for her studies in Ljubljana. She chose to play Follow You by Imagine Dragons. 174830868 RTVSLO - Radio SI 466 clean Zeren says one of the hardest things for Turkish nationals is obtaining a visa, especially for going to Europe. The Turkish exchange student says it took her 5 months to obtain the documents she needed for her studies in Ljubljana. She chose to play Follow You by Imagine Dragons. Mon, 20 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Zeren says she will most likely not return to Slovenia, but not because she would not want to (20.11.2021) On his first attempt to apply for an exchange in Maribor, Martin failed to get enough points on the English exam of his home faculty in Montpellier. In his second attempt, he applied for an exchange in Ljubljana, but didn’t need to take a test, as he received a recommendation letter from one of his professors, saying that his command of English was satisfactory. He has now spent a few months in Ljubljana and has learned a couple of Slovene words along the way. His song of choice is titled Y'a pas de metro a Perpignan and is sung by the French actress and singer Charlotte Julian. 174830867 RTVSLO - Radio SI 398 clean On his first attempt to apply for an exchange in Maribor, Martin failed to get enough points on the English exam of his home faculty in Montpellier. In his second attempt, he applied for an exchange in Ljubljana, but didn’t need to take a test, as he received a recommendation letter from one of his professors, saying that his command of English was satisfactory. He has now spent a few months in Ljubljana and has learned a couple of Slovene words along the way. His song of choice is titled Y'a pas de metro a Perpignan and is sung by the French actress and singer Charlotte Julian. Mon, 13 Dec 2021 10:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Martin says if at first you don’t succeed, try again later! (13.12.2021) Cycling is more than common in the Netherlands, that’s a well known fact. Which is why Raphael takes the bike everywhere in Ljubljana. But he says he’s noticed one rather unusual thing. In his experience, Slovenians seem to favor going to the left instead of to the right when meeting cyclists even though we drive on the right. For more on his studies in Ljubljana, listen to the episode above. His song of choice was Bongo Bong by Manu Chao. 174828159 RTVSLO - Radio SI 453 clean Cycling is more than common in the Netherlands, that’s a well known fact. Which is why Raphael takes the bike everywhere in Ljubljana. But he says he’s noticed one rather unusual thing. In his experience, Slovenians seem to favor going to the left instead of to the right when meeting cyclists even though we drive on the right. For more on his studies in Ljubljana, listen to the episode above. His song of choice was Bongo Bong by Manu Chao. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Raphael says he’s noticed something odd while biking around in Ljubljana (06.12.2021) The only thing Evi says she found slightly awkward to get used to in Slovenia is greeting people. In Belgium, people greet each other with a kiss on the cheek and it’s not really like that in Slovenia. She chose to play the song Alors on danse by Belgian musician, rapper, singer and songwriter Stromae. 174826016 RTVSLO - Radio SI 396 clean The only thing Evi says she found slightly awkward to get used to in Slovenia is greeting people. In Belgium, people greet each other with a kiss on the cheek and it’s not really like that in Slovenia. She chose to play the song Alors on danse by Belgian musician, rapper, singer and songwriter Stromae. Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Evi says that apart from getting used to the difference in greeting people, it was easy to adjust to life in Ljubljana. (29.11.2021) Sankalp says there are huge differences between life in Maribor and New Delhi. Among the most notable is the fact that in India you get practically anything delivered to your home. This also includes things you forget in restaurants. His song of choice was STAY by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. 174824572 RTVSLO - Radio SI 466 clean Sankalp says there are huge differences between life in Maribor and New Delhi. Among the most notable is the fact that in India you get practically anything delivered to your home. This also includes things you forget in restaurants. His song of choice was STAY by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. Mon, 22 Nov 2021 14:17:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sankalp says good people can be found everywhere, so people should give others a chance before passing judgement (22.11.2021) The Portuguese student of psychology says that unlike in Koper, pedestrians in Lisbon would very quickly and clearly tell these motorcyclists just what they thought about that kind of behavior. Guilherme chose to play the song A Minha Casinha by Xutos & Pontapés. 174813937 RTVSLO - Radio SI 425 clean The Portuguese student of psychology says that unlike in Koper, pedestrians in Lisbon would very quickly and clearly tell these motorcyclists just what they thought about that kind of behavior. Guilherme chose to play the song A Minha Casinha by Xutos & Pontapés. Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Guilherme says the biggest shock for him was that in Koper scooters often drive on the sidewalks (25.10.2021) Aya is a civil engineering student who spent the past academic year in Maribor. She adds that it’s well-known Egyptians like to tell a lot of jokes. She chose to play the French-Arabic song YA HABIBI by Mohamed Ramadan & Gims. 174813816 RTVSLO - Radio SI 385 clean Aya is a civil engineering student who spent the past academic year in Maribor. She adds that it’s well-known Egyptians like to tell a lot of jokes. She chose to play the French-Arabic song YA HABIBI by Mohamed Ramadan & Gims. Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Aya says foreigners often mistakenly think Egyptians are arguing about something because of how loudly they talk (18.10.2021) Gabin is a French student who says he didn't know anything about Slovenia before he chose to spend his exchange here. The 19-year-old now says he will return back home more confident after spending a semester in Koper. He claims that after you have spent a couple of months in a country where you don't speak the language, when the time comes to return home, you’ll feel like you can achieve anything. He chose to play the song L’aventurier by the French rock band Indochine. 174812306 RTVSLO - Radio SI 400 clean Gabin is a French student who says he didn't know anything about Slovenia before he chose to spend his exchange here. The 19-year-old now says he will return back home more confident after spending a semester in Koper. He claims that after you have spent a couple of months in a country where you don't speak the language, when the time comes to return home, you’ll feel like you can achieve anything. He chose to play the song L’aventurier by the French rock band Indochine. Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Gabin is a French student of history who says his Erasmus experience made him more confident (11.10.2021) Sham says that what missed the most in Maribor were Egyptian and Syrian dishes, especially shawerma. In Slovenia, it's called jufka, but Sham says it is completely different from the shawerma she is used to. She chose to play the song 3 Daqat by Abu Ft. Yousra. 174808761 RTVSLO - Radio SI 363 clean Sham says that what missed the most in Maribor were Egyptian and Syrian dishes, especially shawerma. In Slovenia, it's called jufka, but Sham says it is completely different from the shawerma she is used to. She chose to play the song 3 Daqat by Abu Ft. Yousra. Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Sham says the hardest to get used to in Maribor was the responsibility of suddenly having to take care of everything on her own (27.09.2021) Ana Carolina is a Portuguese student who says she did not expect Koper to be so small, but also notes that she likes how connected the local community there is. Her song of choice was Noites de Luar by TinTuna. 174808324 RTVSLO - Radio SI 452 clean Ana Carolina is a Portuguese student who says she did not expect Koper to be so small, but also notes that she likes how connected the local community there is. Her song of choice was Noites de Luar by TinTuna. Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Ana Carolina is a student from Portugal who is studying in Koper (20.09.2021) Salma says one of the most common misconceptions she has heard about Egypt is that they think they live in the desert which is not true. Another is that that people think Egypt has only 3 pyramids. More than 100 have actually been identified there.W She chose to play the song Sahran by Amr Diab. 174804906 RTVSLO - Radio SI 397 clean Salma says one of the most common misconceptions she has heard about Egypt is that they think they live in the desert which is not true. Another is that that people think Egypt has only 3 pyramids. More than 100 have actually been identified there.W She chose to play the song Sahran by Amr Diab. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Salma is a student from Egypt who liked Maribor so much that she spent the whole of last year here (13.09.2021) We this time sat down with Audrey, a student from France, who said the hardest thing she had to get used to in Ljubljana was that Slovenians start the day an hour earlier than the French do. She chose to play the song Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen since she says it speaks to how she feels at the end of her Erasmus experience. 174796554 RTVSLO - Radio SI 399 clean We this time sat down with Audrey, a student from France, who said the hardest thing she had to get used to in Ljubljana was that Slovenians start the day an hour earlier than the French do. She chose to play the song Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen since she says it speaks to how she feels at the end of her Erasmus experience. Mon, 09 Aug 2021 09:40:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Audrey says the lockdown taught her to appreciate the little things in life (09.08.2021) Lina knew that she wanted to travel after high school. However, she did not know that life would take her from Cairo to Maribor. After spending a semester in Maribor, she found she liked the quiet life there so much that she wants to return to Slovenia and find a job in the Styrian capital. She chose to play a song by Amr Diab titled El Gaw Gameel, whcih translates to “The weather is beautiful”. 174795340 RTVSLO - Radio SI 310 clean Lina knew that she wanted to travel after high school. However, she did not know that life would take her from Cairo to Maribor. After spending a semester in Maribor, she found she liked the quiet life there so much that she wants to return to Slovenia and find a job in the Styrian capital. She chose to play a song by Amr Diab titled El Gaw Gameel, whcih translates to “The weather is beautiful”. Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Lina spent a semester in Maribor and now likes it there so much, she would consider moving there (02.08.2021) Teodora says she was most surprised by the high rental prices and the fact that the shops are not open on Sundays. Her song of choice was the song titled Ljubljana by Glass Caves. 174789840 RTVSLO - Radio SI 399 clean Teodora says she was most surprised by the high rental prices and the fact that the shops are not open on Sundays. Her song of choice was the song titled Ljubljana by Glass Caves. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Teodora is a doctoral student from Serbia who decided to spend her exchange in Ljubljana on the recommendation of friends (26.07.2021) The engineering and business student had planned to spend his exchange in Mexico, but Covid-19 thwarted his plans, so he ended up in Slovenia. He chose to play the song Ticket by Seed. 174789822 RTVSLO - Radio SI 387 clean The engineering and business student had planned to spend his exchange in Mexico, but Covid-19 thwarted his plans, so he ended up in Slovenia. He chose to play the song Ticket by Seed. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Kevin comes from the city of Pforzheim, also known as the Golden City (19.07.2021) There are probably not many foreign students who fall in love with the Slovenian language so hard that they come here to study. There are even fewer who listen to Niko Zorjan and want to visit Murska Sobota, because of all the Slovenian dialects, the Prekmurje dialect is their favorite. Monica is one of those. The Serbian exchange student chose to play the song Let it go. 174789818 RTVSLO - Radio SI 430 clean There are probably not many foreign students who fall in love with the Slovenian language so hard that they come here to study. There are even fewer who listen to Niko Zorjan and want to visit Murska Sobota, because of all the Slovenian dialects, the Prekmurje dialect is their favorite. Monica is one of those. The Serbian exchange student chose to play the song Let it go. Mon, 12 Jul 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Out of all the Slovenian dialects, Monika likes the Prekmurje dialect the best (12.07.2021) Despite coming from Slovenia's western neighbor, Emanuele says that before he came to Slovenia, he knew very little about the country. When he was offered an Erasmus exchange spot in Slovenia, he quickly googled Ljubljana, saw the Dragon Bridge and immediately fell in love with the city. His music of choice was the song Albachiara by Vasco Rossi. 174788960 RTVSLO - Radio SI 472 clean Despite coming from Slovenia's western neighbor, Emanuele says that before he came to Slovenia, he knew very little about the country. When he was offered an Erasmus exchange spot in Slovenia, he quickly googled Ljubljana, saw the Dragon Bridge and immediately fell in love with the city. His music of choice was the song Albachiara by Vasco Rossi. Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Emanuele will teach you two ways to say "I love you" in Italian (05.07.2021) One lesson Moritz says he learned during the pandemic is that there’s no point in waiting for the perfect time to do something because you never know when a new pandemic might be just around the corner. When he came to Slovenia, prices of gasoline were at a record low. Because of this, he was looking forward to all the places he would be able to travel to with his motorbike. The prices of gasoline have since jumped up by more than 20%. The German exchange student says that because of this, he has had to re-examine his plans a bit, adding that in the end, nothing would stop him from traveling with his motorbike. Not the pandemic and certainly not the prices of gasoline. He chose to play the song Faster by Within Temptation. 174787557 RTVSLO - Radio SI 431 clean One lesson Moritz says he learned during the pandemic is that there’s no point in waiting for the perfect time to do something because you never know when a new pandemic might be just around the corner. When he came to Slovenia, prices of gasoline were at a record low. Because of this, he was looking forward to all the places he would be able to travel to with his motorbike. The prices of gasoline have since jumped up by more than 20%. The German exchange student says that because of this, he has had to re-examine his plans a bit, adding that in the end, nothing would stop him from traveling with his motorbike. Not the pandemic and certainly not the prices of gasoline. He chose to play the song Faster by Within Temptation. Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: If you see a biker with an orange helmet driving a white and blue BMW then there’s a chance his name is Moritz (28.06.2021) One of the things Diane Stephanie says she misses most in Slovenia is of course her family and friends, but also French food, especially baguettes. She notes she had tried to get used to Slovenian food. So far, she’s tried potica and some white powdery dish that she couldn’t remember the name of. Do you know what it was? Listen to the interview and try to figure it out! She chose to play the song You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry because it featured in Pulp Fiction and it always makes her want to dance. 174784887 RTVSLO - Radio SI 537 clean One of the things Diane Stephanie says she misses most in Slovenia is of course her family and friends, but also French food, especially baguettes. She notes she had tried to get used to Slovenian food. So far, she’s tried potica and some white powdery dish that she couldn’t remember the name of. Do you know what it was? Listen to the interview and try to figure it out! She chose to play the song You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry because it featured in Pulp Fiction and it always makes her want to dance. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:40:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Diane Stephanie says something people do not know about France is that the French did not invent the French kiss (21.06.2021) The 24-year-old student of politics and economics of Eastern Europe says he never thought his generation would ever want to throw their computers against a wall out of frustration from distance-learning. He chose to play the song exile by Blinding Lights by The Weeknd. 174783455 RTVSLO - Radio SI 385 clean The 24-year-old student of politics and economics of Eastern Europe says he never thought his generation would ever want to throw their computers against a wall out of frustration from distance-learning. He chose to play the song exile by Blinding Lights by The Weeknd. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Willi is a German student who loves to play football with Slovenians in Tivoli (14.06.2021) Zeynep says that if the process of obtaining residence permits were easier for her as a Turkish citizen, she would consider staying in Slovenia. She chose to play the song In the Cold Pouring Rain by Masaaki Hayakawa. 174781894 RTVSLO - Radio SI 452 clean Zeynep says that if the process of obtaining residence permits were easier for her as a Turkish citizen, she would consider staying in Slovenia. She chose to play the song In the Cold Pouring Rain by Masaaki Hayakawa. Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:28:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Zeynep comes from Turkey where she studies Japanese education (07.06.2021) Maciej says that regardless of how early he forced himself to rise, there was already a line of Slovenians at the ski resort or climbing area by the time he came there. He says that to him, Slovenia seems very clean and organized, but that when it comes to the music, it’s filled with a Balkan rhythm and soul. A Slovenian friend of his even told him that certain songs shouldn’t be played at parties since the situation can become dangerous! He chose to play a KAMP! REMIX remix of Brodka's song Dancing Shoes. 174779838 RTVSLO - Radio SI 466 clean Maciej says that regardless of how early he forced himself to rise, there was already a line of Slovenians at the ski resort or climbing area by the time he came there. He says that to him, Slovenia seems very clean and organized, but that when it comes to the music, it’s filled with a Balkan rhythm and soul. A Slovenian friend of his even told him that certain songs shouldn’t be played at parties since the situation can become dangerous! He chose to play a KAMP! REMIX remix of Brodka's song Dancing Shoes. Mon, 31 May 2021 09:25:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Maciej is a Polish student who decided to spend a semester in Ljubljana because all he heard about Slovenia were positive superlatives (31.05.2021) Martin says that when they first came to Slovenia, the move seemed easier than expected, but then during the second lockdown, they had to find another apartment to live in due to restrictions concerning hospitality establishments. Despite some hiccups, Martin says he and his family are looking forward to spending a couple of months in Slovenia and as the restrictions ease, he hopes to be able to enjoy some draught beer or “točeno pivo”! His song of choice was Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits. 174777701 RTVSLO - Radio SI 436 clean Martin says that when they first came to Slovenia, the move seemed easier than expected, but then during the second lockdown, they had to find another apartment to live in due to restrictions concerning hospitality establishments. Despite some hiccups, Martin says he and his family are looking forward to spending a couple of months in Slovenia and as the restrictions ease, he hopes to be able to enjoy some draught beer or “točeno pivo”! His song of choice was Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits. Mon, 24 May 2021 09:30:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Martin is a doctoral student from the Czech Republic, who decided to move his young family to Slovenia for 6 months (24.05.2021) Inem says that when she talks to people, they are most surprised by the fact that there are over 200 million people living in Nigeria and that, in addition to English, which is the official language, over 500 other languages are spoken in this coastal West African country. She chose to play the song exile by Taylor Swift (feat. Bon Iver). 174776406 RTVSLO - Radio SI 452 clean Inem says that when she talks to people, they are most surprised by the fact that there are over 200 million people living in Nigeria and that, in addition to English, which is the official language, over 500 other languages are spoken in this coastal West African country. She chose to play the song exile by Taylor Swift (feat. Bon Iver). Tue, 18 May 2021 08:10:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Inem comes from Nigeria, is studying in Hungary and spent a semester in Maribor (17.05.2021) 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:20:00 +0000 STUDY ABROAD: Jonasz 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? 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