A decision that changed my life!

Giorgi from Georgia, Winter Semester 2022/2023

Hello Everyone!

I am Giorgi Gogoladze, an Erasmus+ exchange student from the Republic of Georgia and I would like to share with you one of the significant milestones that I've reached in my life so far.

Before I start talking about an important event that happened and that is happening in my life right now, I want to express my feeling dedicated to acquiring knowledge.

Education is essential in everyone's life since it trains us for life as adults. Learning is the process through which people learn information, experience, and skills, both formally via schooling and informally through their surroundings. Education entails more than just learning to read and write or taking classes. Education is the key to a successful life and opens the door to a brighter future.

There is nothing an individual can accomplish without knowledge, and it is never too late to get started. Education is recognized around the world for its contributions to social, political, and cultural life. It should also be respected for its role in social equality, along with its ability to open up horizons of cultural brilliance.

And now to move on to my specific experience, one event that happened in my life just a few months ago is worth noting. I well remember the day when I received a message from the university that the international department offered me to participate in the exchange program because of my high academic performance. That was the day that completely changed my life. I remember very well the moment when I said that I would most likely not participate in the exchange program and I would refuse the offer. But it was only 2 weeks left until the deadline when I finally sent the documents. I will never forget that moment when I told myself that I had to stand up for my principles and do something for once in my life that no one expected of me (including me). I thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

So I took part. Firstly, I had an interview with the committee of my university and then with the German committee of the host/receiving university. After all this, I received a confirmation that I was enrolled in a German university. It has been a few months since then and I am now writing an essay about it. And now I think about my behavior, I realize that I really took the right step. Since then, I met a lot of amazing people from different countries, I started an internship at the university itself, which increased my knowledge and allowed me to improve my skills.

I have to admit that the atmosphere that was ready for me to work in made me feel the best performer in what I was working on for the first time. Shortly after beginning my internship, I felt like whenever I return back to Georgia, all the opportunities would be accessible for me and nothing could stop me from finding what I looked up to professionally or emotionally.

Overall, I have acquired a lot of knowledge about German culture, increased my language abilities, and gained confidence in my future work. Being international is extremely addictive; once you begin, you will be compelled to continue for the rest of your life. Studying at RheinAhrCampus provided me with the opportunity to interact with students from many nations. 

So I recommend it to everyone who has at least a little desire to study abroad. Don't miss the chance. Do your best and after a few months, you will be proud of yourself that you did it.