Success Story

 

Lizi Megrelishvili

 

Caucasus School of Governance

Radboud University, Netherlands

 

After applying at the Caucasus University, one of the main goals for me was to participate into the Erasmus+ program. Fortunately, I was able to spend spring 2020 semester at the Radboud University, Netherlands. Six months spent at the Radboud University has definitely been special and diverse. The learning method was different, but this has made learning process more interesting. We were attending classes alongside with lots of exchange students from different countries, which has enabled us to not only get acquainted with each other’s culture, but also to perceive things differently around us.  Because of pandemic, we had to shift to online classes, but Radboud University has ideally managed to deal with this challenge and beside with classes, together with different online activities, they have managed to create comfortable environment.

 

ESN (Erasmus+ Student Network) has created very good memories and pampered us with unforgettable days. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, I was not able to leave up all my plans, but with overcoming different hardships, I have become more independent and confident. I have received quite a big experience during this semester, which will also be useful in future. I think, that Erasmus+ program helps students to not only grow professionally, but personally. I will always be proud that I had the opportunity to study at the one of the best Universities, that’s why I suggest every student to use this chance.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandro Skhirtladze

 

Caucasus School of Technology

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria

 

From the very first day since I have applied at the Caucasus University, my goal was to participate into the exchange program. After years of working on my confidence and hard work, I have managed to study in Austria for 2020 spring semester. It was not quite easy to arrive and live alone in the foreign country, but despite all hardships, I have gained new friendships from different countries, I have received the experience of communicating with foreign students, I have become independent and most importantly I have received European education. Participating into the exchange program is unforgettable experience, which changes a person and its ideology. I wish many students had the opportunity to leave and study in a foreign country.

 

 

Valeria Kikvidze

 

Caucasus School of Business

University of Valladolid, Spain

 

I’ve had a big desire to participate into the Erasmus+ exchange program and I was lucky, because I have received such experience in a desirable country. Despite the pandemic, which has been very difficult for the whole world, I cannot be dissatisfied of my adventures. ESN (Erasmus Student Network) has always tried its best to organize events and to create unforgettable memories. I would like to highlight, that such opportunities are indeed delightful and one doesn’t have to miss such chance. Meeting people, change, trying new things and leaving the comfort zone, shows completely different perspective of life. This semester will always remain as a period of an admiration which I will always remember.

 

Mariam Ujmajuridze

 

Caucasus School of Business

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

One of the reasons of choosing Caucasus University was the Erasmus+ exchange program. I’ve heard a lot about this program and it was my aim from the beginning to participate in it.  So, when I was given the opportunity to study for one semester at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria, I have accepted this offer with a big pleasure.  Austria and specifically Graz has fascinated me from the very first day, with its calm and pleasant environment.

 

The study process has been different from ours, but it has been interesting. Professors, invited from different countries, have tried its best to make the online teaching process interactive and interesting. It should also be mentioned, that during the covid-19 pandemic, University has tried wonderfully to look after the safety of students and to ease the stressful environment. Of course, some of my plans have been affected because of pandemic situation, but despite that, during this semester I have learned lots of things. I have become more independent, I’ve learned to work on group projects with students of different nationalities and I was introduced to their culture, also I have started to learn German language.

 

Personally, I think that this program is the best way to get to know yourself and for personal growth. I would strongly suggest students to participate into this program in case of availability.

 

Cotne Kitovani

 

Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Caucasus School of Business

 

 

Within the Erasmus+ program, I have studied at Cracow University of Economics, Poland for one semester. My routine was full with novelties and adventures. I had interrelation with student from all over the world and I have attended lectures with great interest. During this period, I have collected unforgettable and unique memories, traveled and acknowledged European culture from the perspective of different countries.

 

Erasmus+ program has played significant role on my personal growth, upon my return with new beliefs and ideas, I have realized that now I am more hardworking and independent. Participating into this program has been the best decision of my life. Thanks to Caucasus University for giving me this chance!

 

Nino Pilauri

 

Frederick University, Cyprus

Caucasus School of Business

 

When I find out that I was going to Cyprus as an Exchange student, I have realied that the days filled with happiness, adventure and memorable was ahead. Erasmus+ program has enabled me to receive biggest experience, to leave and study abroad, familiarizing myself with another country and culture and to meet people of various nationalities. During these 4 months, I have earned lots of friends, traveled and became stronger and more independent.

 

I was introduced to the different learning methods, which has made leaving and studying in the foreign country more interesting. ESN (Erasmus+ Students Network) has tried on a daily basis to make each day unforgettable. Now I certainly know, that this was most fruitful semester and phase of life, which has helped me to grow personally and career wise. This was the best decision and chance that the University has given me!

 

Nikoloz Katsadze

 

Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Caucasus School of Business

 

 

The best period of my life after my admission at Caucasus University was the fact that I became Erasmus+ exchange program student. I have studied at the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, for one semester. University has made a big impression on me. All of these was a new challenge for me- environment, people and their attitude towards us, European learning method and interrelation with students from different countries.

 

We have studied together, traveled and shared the traditions and culture of our own countries, learning methods etc. Kaunas University of Technology has become a new rhythm of my life, start of the challenges. The learning process at KTU has been more interesting then I have imagined. Erasmus+ program has given me the opportunity to develop personally as well as professionally and I hope that more students will have the chance to participate into this program. 

 

Neli Papiashvili

 

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Caucasus School of Economics

 

From my school years, I was self-aware that I wanted to receive education abroad. With the help of Caucasus University and Erasmus+ program, I have traveled to Bucharest for 2019 fall semester. Bucharest is quite interesting city; it is also referred as little Paris or eastern Paris for its elegant and modern architecture.

 

Romanians are very warm, considerate and energetic people and this factor has made it easier and interesting for me to leave in a foreign country. Leaving independently, traveling in countries and adapting myself with completely different culture and education system has always been kind of a challenge for me. I believe, Erasmus+ program has helped my personal growth and to find friends from different countries. Thanks to Caucasus University and Erasmus+ program for this opportunity.

 

Maka Koridze

 

FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Caucasus School of Business

One of the reasons of applying for Caucasus University was the participation in the Erasmus+ exchange program. Accordingly, given the opportunity, I have decided to participate and traveled to Graz, Austria. Certainly, I had realized from the beginning that I would face unfamiliar challenges, implied by different lifestyle and learning methods. Upon arrival I was fascinated by this small college town, whereas the receiving institution has exceeded expectations.

 

The learning method was different from my University, but it was not difficult, on the other hand, it was very interesting. Professors, who have been mainly invited from different countries of the world, were actively sharing their professional experiences and offered very interesting and interactive classes and group activities in order to become closer with one another and to introduce the culture and lifestyle of our countries with each other. Within the time spend in Graz, I have acquired knowledge and skills, which will help me for future professional development. This has definitely been one of the best decisions of my life and I think, that given such opportunity, students must participate into this program. 

 

 

 

Maia Kochiashvili

 

University of Alcala, Spain

Caucasus School of Economics

 

Going abroad under the Erasmus+ program I believe is the best part of student life. After I was admitted at the University, my purpose was to spend one semester at any European University. University of Alcala has helped me to achieve this goal. Apart from the fact that I have increased my English language skills, I have received vital experience too.

 

As a result of living in a different country for 5 months, you become more independent and you start to think sharply, you are the one who find the solutions from complicated situations. You are introduced to a new culture and gain new friends. Altogether, you return more self-confident, you collect lots of happy memories, which will stay with you for the rest of your life. Exchange program helps you in both, career advancement and personal development. 

 

 

Tamar Nozadze

 

Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary

Caucasus School of Business

 

 

I have decided to participate into the Erasmus+ exchange program spontaneously. Apart from studying according to European standards, I have received the biggest lifelong experience, traveled a lot and earned new friends from different countries and I managed to leave my comfort zone.

 

Despite difficulties, I will remember this period positively and I will miss Budapest, and the days spent at the Metropolitan University. I think that I have returned as a more independent and self-developed person. Thanks to Caucasus University for this chance, which I think every students should use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elene Enukidze

 

Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary

Caucasus School of Business

 

I have become interested in the exchange programs of Caucasus University during my enrollee period, which has significantly impacted my future choice. Despite the fact that I have been preparing for the Erasmus+ program since the first year of my studies and had realized that in case of studying well, I would spend one semester abroad, leaving far from my family and friends has still been the hardest part of it.

 

I have been very lucky with my host University, because it was not only oriented on a good quality of learning, but it was also concentrated on bringing students together and team building activities, so I met my fellow students during the orientation meeting before the classes have started. Team building activities, games, picnics and sport competitions, rewarding prizes and lastly 3-hour boat tour on Danube river with the students, who have become the part of my everyday life even after returning back to Georgia. This has definitely been the best start of the semester.

 

The teaching methods between METU and CU has been different to some extent, but this has not hindered me to finish the semester successfully. Furthermore, I was trying to be an active student, and Hungarian professors have evaluated this positively.

 

At the end of this program, I think that this is the chance, that students should not miss, even when the reasons are quire vast. This is a chance of coming to know yourself better, discovering your strengths and weaknesses, to learn new language and culture, to meet lots of interesting people, to earn new friends, to travel and develop personally and career wise. 

 

 

 

Ana Tediashvili

 

FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Caucasus School of Business

My story begins at the beautiful city of Austria, which has given me the opportunity to create the new lifestyle- different, active, full of constant novity and most importantly, oriented on receiving European education and experience.

 

During my studies, I have explored many new things, especially I liked modular studies, which has enabled me to allocate time easily and to see not only Austria but other European cities from another perspective, to travel more and feel myself as a member of a big group, which is called European family. With this program, I had the opportunity to share culture of other people and therefore to introduce mine to others.

 

Self-confidence and striving towards my goals, these are the characteristics that this program has given me. I have convinced that opportunities are unlimited, when you have a vision and want to receive the most important experience, leaving independently.

 

Thank you to Erasmus+ program and Caucasus University for this opportunity. And lastly, Auf Wiedersehen!

 

 

 

Tinatin Bakradze   

 

Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary

Caucasus School of Media

       

            

No one should miss the chance to live and study abroad. Foreign culture, new friends, lecturers and a different learning environment play a huge role in a person’s personal and professional development. I was looking forward to the announcement of the Erasmus program from the first year and was very happy when I was accepted to the Metropolitan University of Budapest. This school is distinguished by the abundance of foreign students and is adapted to modern teaching methods. I already know that one semester spent here will be one of the best periods of my life.

 

Ana Martiashvili

 

Lille Catholic University, France

Caucasus Business School

              

The trip to France was not really planned, it was a flash of spontaneous thought, which in a few months became a reality. Happy and pleasant moments are indescribable: I met people of many nationalities, traveled to European countries and acquired new qualities and skills. It was unbelievable to me that even the humor of the exchange students (from different countries) would be different.

 

The only obstacle I encountered was getting used to the alien environment, the rhythm of my new life and the system of learning, but the administration of Lille Catholic University is always ready to support and help. The Erasmus + exchange program allowed me to develop as a person, to experience unforgettable adventures and feelings.

 

 

Luka Potskhishvili

 

University of Valladolid, Spain

Caucasus Business School

       

Living and studying in Valladolid is an incomparable experience. I think the knowledge gained there is not only the basis of career advancement, but also of personal development. It seemed difficult to live independently for 5 months at first, but the university has such an atmosphere that it becomes as easy as possible to adapt. In my opinion, participating in the Erasmus program is an experience that every promising and ambitious student should take at some point, because after the project you will actually return to your homeland more purposeful, hardworking, independent and energetic.

 

Mariam Ninikelashvili

 

Lille Catholic University, France

Caucasus Business School

 

 

 

                       

 

Even before I arrived in France, I knew there were many exciting and colorful adventures ahead, but the reality was beyond my expectations. A different learning system, contact with students from different countries, local lecturers, daily interactions with the French, gave me significant experience and contributed to my personal and professional development. Studying in France and living independently was a great challenge for me. I think my personal qualities and aspirations for novelties have helped me to easily overcome this new stage of life. I think France is the best place for student life and travel. Getting out here was one of the best decisions of my life.

 

 

Juba Kurashvili

 

University of Valladolid, Spain

Caucasus Business School

 

            

The main challenge of the exchange program for me was to live independently, and being away from loved ones was made easier for me by pursuing a European life experience and a high quality education. Spaniards are amazingly warm, positive people and have a close-knit social culture. Here I saw what I want our country and society to be like. Education in Spain is practice-oriented, which I like very much.


It is noteworthy that the credits obtained at the University of Valladolid under this program are fully compatible with the program of the Caucasus University. Thank you to Erasmus+ Program and Caucasus University for giving me such an opportunity!

 

 

Ima-Shalom Katamadze, Irina Mugdusi, Ana Aslamazashvili, Revaz Maisuradze, Tornike Kvinikadze, Ana Gorduladze

 

 

            

Lille Catholic University, France

Caucasus School of Governance / Caucasus School of Economics / Caucasus School of Law

 

It is very important for us to go to Europe, in particular to France, for an exchange program. Lille Catholic University is one of the oldest and largest private universities where students come to from all over the world. It gave us a chance to have the greatest experience in learning in a different environment, as well as in terms of life and personal development. The learning system, the lecturers, the schedule, everything was new and different. We have mastered the language, got to know a lot of students from different countries, made friends and learned to be independent, which will definitely affect our future and career. Many thanks to Caucasus University for this opportunity and for being very successful in the field of Erasmus exchange programs and giving us a chance to spend at least one semester at various universities around the world. This experience will be truly unforgettable for each of us!

 

 

Lile Jikia, Ana Patashuri, Natia Tavdgiridze, Sulkhan Tebidze, Teona Pevadze, Tamar Surmanidze

 

University of TUSCIA, Italy

Caucasus Business School / Caucasus School of Economics

 

 

 

Erasmus+ gave us a chance to go abroad and learn about a radically different lifestyle. This is a period of new discoveries in life of each of us, new challenges, many friends, adventures, opportunities for career development and personal growth. Moreover, we are given the opportunity to use the knowledge gained here as soon as we return to our homeland.

 

 

Giga Kutkhashvili

 

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria 

 

    

Servus!

Receiving education in the heart of Europe at least one semester and daily contact with foreign students is a unique and most important experience of my life. Constantly interacting with people from different cultures and sharing information with them makes it really interesting to be in Austria. I think this period will significantly contribute to my professional development. Today, I smile, remembering the excitement I experienced before leaving, because the environment here is nothing if not what Georgia aspires to.

 

 

Guga Julukhidze

 

University of Szczecin, Poland

 

                        

Although the University of Szczecin was founded only 25 years ago, the university offers a wide range of research opportunities: laboratories, libraries, scientific conferences and seminars. For me, as a doctoral student, the most important thing was direct contact with the academic staff and constant consultation with them. In addition, the University will constantly assist you in participating in the activities necessary for doctoral research throughout Poland.

 

Due to the fact that I was given the opportunity to have a local scientific supervisor, it was much easier for me to adapt to the university and, most importantly, to conduct fruitful research. The University of Szczecin fully lived up to the expectations that I, a doctoral student, and at the same time a researcher could have.

 

 

Teona Kheladze

 

Lille Catholic University, France

 

               

Studying and living in a foreign country was a challenge for me, but I must say that I have gained a lot of experience and I have overcome this challenge. Communicating with the French, different learning methods, foreign lecturers and students from cities around the world were great novelties in my life, which helped me to grow and develop both personally and professionally. This experience, I think, will be a big step forward in my career.

 

 

 

Mariam Kasradze

 

University of TUSCIA, Italy

 

                                       

On the day of my departure from Tbilisi, even before the plane took off, I felt that I was embarking on an adventure, and even today, every morning, I wake up with this feeling. I have already learned a lot from living alone in a foreign country and I am sure there will be many more challenges ahead. 5 months may not be a long time, but it is enough to find out a little more about yourself, to develop personally and return to your country filled with new ideas.

 

 

Salome Katsitadze

 

University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

 

 

                        

Erasmus+ gives us a unique chance to live completely independently in the European zone and get to know ourselves better. During my life here, I developed different views and became acquainted with modern trends, which I think will help me in my career advancement in the future. Of course, thank you to Caucasus University for that.

 

 

Ketevan Gagoshidze, Nutsa Tsereteli, Mikheil Goguadze, Ela Skhritladze, Natia Chincharauli, Anastasia Motsonelidze 

 

KOC University, Turkey

 

                   

 

From CU to KU

Six students from Caucasus University packed their luggage and left for Istanbul. It was not difficult to leave our families and friends because we were looking forward to an adventure called Erasmus +, which we’ve only heard about from the experiences of others.

 

The Erasmus + exchange program for some reason has always been associated with Europe, but suddenly we found ourselves at the crossroads of Asia and Europe - Istanbul. This city is not limited to the Bosphorus and the Hagia Sophia, such tourist attractions are just a façade, behind which, if given the chance, you should definitely look into, and we had more than enough time for that, which made our exchange program even more interesting.

 

As for the university. In one semester we found ourselves with students at one of Turkey’s most advanced university, which is another new challenge in our lives. We learned a lot, we studied interesting subjects, we had qualified lecturers who tried their best to make us feel comfortable in a foreign environment and were always ready to answer any of our questions.

 

We liked the environment, the friends we made here, the university dormitory, the library, where we can come and study at any time of the day or night.

We try to enjoy every second as much as possible and come back with new skills and experience. We wordlessly agree that one semester spent here will forever be etched in our minds as one of the best days, weeks or months.