Hi,

my name is Georgia and I want to welcome you into my blog :)

Contact me if you want to be interview about your study experience :)

Contact me if you want to know more about studying in Denmark, I am not an expert but I am willing to give you all the information that i know in order to help you :)

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Caro lettore,
oggi non leggerai la classica intervista che trovi su questo blog, ma il racconto di Davide, un ragazzo italiano molto determinato e ambizioso che insegue i suoi sogni e cerca di costruirsi un futuro all'estero.
Ciao sono Davide e questo è il mio percorso universitario:


La laurea triennale
Ho iniziato a studiare in Italia nel 2010, dopo aver conseguito la maturità. Mi sono iscritto a Scienze della Comunicazione presso l'Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro e ho iniziato a frequentare, allo stesso tempo, un'accademia teatrale, dove ho studiato regia.

L'avventura in Estonia

Nel 2013 ho completato entrambi i percorsi e, dopo alcune esperienze lavorative in Italia, ho vinto due borse di studio e sono stato ammesso presso la Baltic Film School di Tallinn, in Estonia, dove ho frequentato un master of arts in regia documentaristica.Cercavo un'esperienza all'estero, dove potessi studiare in lingua inglese e mantenermi da solo. In Estonia ho imparato molte cose e ho apprezzato l'ambiente internazionale, l'attrezzatura all'ultimo grido, alcuni insegnanti di talento e la possibilità di fare tantissima esperienza pratica.
L'ammissione richiede la presentazione di un portfolio, di diversi documenti, il possesso di una laurea/diploma in ambito regia o ambiti contigui (ad es. giornalismo, teatro, televisione, ecc.), un tot di esperienza lavorativa, un'ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese e il superamento di un esame (solitamente consiste nel girare un corto o un documentario a tema nell'arco di 24 ore, almeno per me è stato così).
Mi sono ambientato abbastanza presto, nonostante il clima freddissimo e le poche ore di luce. Il costo della vita è basso e i servizi sono ottimi (per esempio, i trasporti sono interamente gratis per tutti i residenti).
La non conoscenza della lingua estone non rappresenta un ostacolo per la vita quotidiana ma limita tantissimo le possibilità di scelta di carriera, nonostante molte aziende assumono personale fluente in inglese e/o altre lingue. Ho lavorato per un anno in un'azienda di servizi finanziari dopo la laurea, per esempio, usando italiano ed inglese come lingue lavorative.


L'attuale esperienza in Irlanda

Volevo proseguire i miei studi cinematografici a livello dottorale in un paese di lingua inglese e sono stato fortunato ad aver trovato due ottimi supervisori in Irlanda (una italiana, l'altro irlandese) presso l'University College Cork, interessati ad aiutarmi nello svolgere la mia ricerca. Il mio lavoro si concentra nello studiare l'impatto della crisi economica sulle industrie cinematografiche italiana ed irlandese, nel più ampio contesto dei PIIGS (i quali includono anche Portogallo, Grecia e Spagna), ovvero i paesi europei letteralmente strangolati dal debito pubblico e che hanno apportato tagli consistenti ai finanziamenti per la cultura e per il cinema.
Volevo anche lavorare in un ambito più vicino ai miei studi; attualmente lavoro come responsabile vendite per il mercato italiano in un'azienda di Cork, dove mi occupo principalmente di sviluppo delle imprese attive nell'ambito mediatico e tecnologico

Le differenze tra i tre paesi

Una differenza significativa tra Irlanda ed Estonia in termini di università è il costo: fortunatamente ho vinto una borsa di studio che copre interamente la mia retta; normalmente mi costerebbe circa 6000 euro annui.
Ho appena iniziato questo percorso e per ora l'impressione è più che positiva: l'atmosfera universitaria irlandese è molto informale e rilassata, si respira aria di tradizione e modernità al tempo stesso.
Spero di poter completare il mio lavoro di ricerca ed il lungometraggio documentario nel corso dei 3 anni di dottorato e fare bene, per poi avviarmi alla carriera accademica e avvicinarmi ancor di più all'industria - idealmente, mi piacerebbe lavorare a tempo pieno come regista, produttore o distributore.

Per ora mi sono trovato bene sia in Estonia, sia in Irlanda (anche se è molto presto). In Italia ho beneficiato di intensi studi teorici ma, a parte rare occasioni (ad esempio un tirocinio su un set RAI), i programmi sono molto scollegati rispetto alla concreta realtà lavorativa e fanno acquisire poche "transferrable skills" - se non fosse stato per le esperienze collaterali/lavorative che ho avuto nel corso di questi anni, molto difficilmente avrei trovato un lavoro (in Italia o all'estero) dopo la sola laurea triennale.

In Italia ci tornerei da pensionato e magari in una regione come l'Umbria o la Toscana 😀 Mi piacerebbe vivere in un altro paese, con molta probabilità il Regno Unito (più che altro per motivi di lavoro), altrimenti resterei in Irlanda, magari trasferendomi a Dublino dopo gli studi.
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Hi, today I will present through this short interview Jurgita, a very ambitious Lithuanian girl. She is also one of my dearest friends. Enjoy her story :)

Why did you choose to study in Denmark?

My study decision was kinda spontaneous. Even if I always knew that I want to study abroad, I never felt confident enough to look at this dream seriously. Suddenly one lucky spring I got a vista of amazing coincidences by being in the right place and meeting right people who just pushed me a bit towards my dream. Definitely, I had the choice to choose the country and I picked Denmark because of free education and different teaching methods. Even if I never been in this country before, I just trusted plenty of positive references. Hence, nature in Denmark is similar to Lithuania’s nature even if I wouldn’t mind changing my environment completely, but nature in Denmark don’t make me feel far away from home (accept wind and rain). Surely, I don’t regret my decision.

Do you think the education system is better than the one in your country?

It depends from university to university, but taking in general in Denmark education is more innovative. Teachers are always looking for new teaching methods and approach towards students. Here education is more about real life practice what is much better than just a plain theory. This doesn't mean we do not cover theoretical knowledge, we do, but we suppose to study at home and prepare this theoretical knowledge and afterward in the class we trying to implement them in the real-life cases. I love how it works, anyways at the very beginning, it was strange to adapt to unfamiliar teaching style since I was used to a bit conservative Lithuania’s education. On the whole currently, I like my studies more in Denmark than the ones in Lithuania.

Do you like your bachelor? What are your opinions so far?

My bachelor, I am not here, yet. But I am thinking to get one in Denmark as well. I could say I could make this decision because of provided perfect conditions for students. Why I am saying perfect conditions? – Because then you as a foreign student have part-time job – government helps you to survive and maintain yourself financially what is very important for me – to be able to survive in the foreign country. Currently, I am having my third semester of AP degree in small and calm city Horsens, it is my second year there and I really feel like it is time for changes so I am planning to move to the bigger city and continue my education.

How is the approach between you and your teachers

Approach between me and my teachers is casual, easy to communicate. We can communicate with friends what insures us (students) not to be afraid to ask “silly” questions and do not feel any pressure while talking to the teacher. They are always ready to help and they always will stay with you after lecture if you will need some consultations, also communication throw emails are very maintained, I always get an answer when I write something throw email. Teachers constantly encourage us to ask if something is unclear, but in general, they are able to explain topics from the very beginning.





How about the exams, how are they structured?

We have exams in the every semester end. In the first semester, we had exams that we need accomplish with 3 other persons (with your study group). It was cool Idea. By working together you learn not only teamwork but also all other things, in this case, students help to each other and fulfill each other knowledge lacks. We had oral and written exams, which weren’t very hard, but we worked with real case company what was pretty exciting.
The second-semester exam was harder because it was individual. On the other hand, we had just written part –we needed a hand in our written projects (but this rule applied only for MM studies). Now third-semester exams will be even tougher. Based on elective courses we, students will have a different structure of exams. I picked market research elective course so written exams of economics, business law and statistics each contains 3-4 hours and it is waiting for me + few ordinary exams.

How do you maintain yourself?

Very important part in my life contains good people – my friends and most all other people in my environment. I love Denmark because here I discovered many interesting open-minded and smart personalities. I really appreciate my luck to be able to study here. Thought that I would miss this amazing life part makes me sad.
I am doing a lot of activities what makes me happy and I would love to do, even more, unfortunately, daytime is limited so here comes prioritizing and right decision acceptance. So far I am attending university, Danish evening school, I am volunteering at campus café (amazing place for new connections), going to work and trying to attend relative events.

Do you like your job?

I was lucky enough to find a job in one Danish family. I am living together with locals. I am helping them with daily tasks such as cleaning or dinner cooking in exchange I get a place to stay, food and small salary, but after all, I am able to save money, get to know local culture in depth and improve my time management skills. People are nice so I am not facing big difficulties, as I say lucky me.

Are you happy with the choice of going to study in Denmark?

I am definitely happy with my decision to study in Denmark. Even if I am planning my internship in Spain I still will come back here to continue my studies and take my bachelor degree. During this year in Dk I faced a lot of challenges, I had many ups and downs, but that’s the beauty of the life. It is never easy to start something new and amazing but is always worth it. It pays off as invaluable life experience. All these people I met during my stay in Denmark… Ohh I appreciate every single person and it doesn’t really matter or it had good or bad influence, I learned something from all. I do believe in destiny and that life is like a puzzle in a sense that every single piece has own place and its own meaning.

What will you do after you graduate?

My head is full of different ideas. I always have a hard time to decide what I will do in my future because I make to myself too many alluring options, but at least, in the end, I am not regretting. I am thinking maybe I will go to Australia or Africa or India and some volunteering for a year or half or maybe after studies I will start to work in some international company. But I know I will stay in Denmark for a while because I want to improve my language and living conditions here are really nice. Or even if I will go for volunteering I would come back here, but I am not planning to stay in this country till the very end. Life is full of joys and adventures so I don’t think that stay in one country is a good option. If a person is living with passionate and loving heart – he will find or create his home whenever he wants. Also, passion to life leads and to successful and financially stable life so the country is not a limit. Sometimes people say that I wear “my pink glasses” too often, but I always strongly disagree. Since only positive mind leads me to luck I can’t reject it. In other words – always dream big 😉 So after I graduate, I will do plenty of different things! because besides main goals here is always room for small personal projects. 

                     

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