My CES Study Abroad Experience

Daniel Fernandez (USA)

The experience I’ve had studying at the Center for European Studies at Jagiellonian University is one that I will forever cherish. It’s amazing to learn both in and out of the school environment. While indulging myself in so many European books and learning about European society, politics, and culture in the classroom setting, I also learned many great things about Poland, their people and heritage by walking the vibrant streets of Rynek Głowny every day and night. I think one of the most valuable things about Kraków is the people who always have many different ideas but most importantly the opportunity to always have a sophisticated debate about almost everything!

Regarding the impact it’s had on my life, I’ve met many new people and made many new friends these past two years. It’s been an honor to study at the most prestigious university in Poland for two semesters. I cannot thank enough the professors, staff and advisors - they are truly amazing people, and I can never thank them enough for the excellent job they do week in-week out. I hope to return once again to Jagiellonian University and maybe even take on another role other than just an everyday student. CES is my European family, and they will always be in my heart!