Report about passage of studies at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy under the program of academic mobility
I am Rakhimova Tolkyn, a 2nd year student of the Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, majoring in World Economics, studied under the academic mobility program at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy from October 4, 2019 to January 31, 2020. In a foreign university I studied subjects such as Economic history of tourism, English in tourism, Religions and international relations, Human rights and armed conflicts.
The University of Florence is one of the oldest universities in Italy and in Europe, founded in 1321. It is located in the top ten universities in Italy. The university has 10 different faculties. University students have access to a university library, a support structure for teaching, research, professional and cultural activities of students and professors.
Alongside with Italian students, I studied with students from Germany, Poland, Australia, France, Finland and other European countries. Accordingly, the studies took place in English, level of English language among students and teachers was at a high level. We worked in groups with other students, which allowed us not only perform tasks together, but also share their horizons, culture and traditions of their countries. Final scores were exhibited in accordance with presentations and final exams. Over the weekend, I managed to visit various cities of Italy.
Of course, all the knowledge gained during training will be useful to me both in everyday life and in a future career. Period of my semester studies at the University of Florence is a time of gaining invaluable experience in studying in a completely different university tradition, acquiring acquaintances that will be useful in the future, and, on the whole, versatile development and broadening my horizons.
I would like to sincerely thank our university and our rector, Aymagambetov Yerkara Balkaraevich, for the opportunity, to study at one of the best universities in Europe, and also to our International Center, which helped with all the documentation and emerging issues.