Studying was a journey, the best I could have experienced.
I was born in a big loving Russian-Ukrainian family in the city of Donetsk (Eastern Ukraine). As the Soviet Union collapsed, right after me and my mother had a unique chance to move to Poland. Unfortunately, our separation was inevitable, and we could be reunited only after long-seven years. That’s when I moved to Poland. And that was the time my life changed.
With my Ukrainian passport and Polish high school diploma, I got the great chance to choose my future path, especially in education. I grasped the opportunity and started the best journey of my life – I chose the University of Economics in Katowice. As the years passed by, now I can say “I won the lottery”. In my early 20ties I’ve visited three continents and huge number of countries. My Ukrainian passport didn’t give me an entrance to any of them. But, my school did. I started with Work and Travel in the USA, then two exchange programs (Erasmus in Vienna Austria, bilateral exchange in Taipei Taiwan) and numerous international conferences and workshops in between.
My major was in International Business. To learn more, I engaged myself to economical projects in Chamber of Commerce in Katowice. Later on I undertook the first meaningful job and become an administrator of the business language school. At my last year of studying, the University of Economics in Katowice gave me a chance to cooperate with.
Now, I live in Taiwan – the country I chose for myself. I still work in education, teaching children at schools and doing cross-cultural projects for college students. And what is more important, I still travel. Taking a right chance in the past gives me freedom now. And my journey goes on.