I love to travel and experience new places and I think most of us international students here in Sweden would say the same. So when I found out there was an opportunity to go to Poland for a student conference I applied right away!
Two weeks after getting my acceptance I was off to the airport, one of my favorite places in the world. People might think I’m crazy, but it is true. There is something about the atmosphere that is very calming; after passing through security you sit and enjoy a coffee and read a newspaper, just awaiting some sort of adventure ahead of you. You can watch and wonder about those passing by, where they are going and who they will see. Maybe they just put something in the airport coffee, I don’t know.
So for me, leaving my apartment at 4:30 am to fly to Poland didn’t seem so bad after getting through security and sipping my chai latte in peace, thinking about what Poland will bring.
I have only been here just over 24 hours and enjoyed every minute. I arrived in Warsaw to meet with some other 80 students going to school all over the Baltic sea region.
We then travelled to Rogów where the conference would be held. Upon arriving, in what seemed like the middle of no where, we were shuffled into a really nice conference area where we were given rooms and tasty buffet dinner.
So far we have had a few icebreaker activities, to get to know all the students better, as well as participated in some workshops.
Workshops involve many speakers from within the region as well as hands on tasks, like creating sustainable energy sectors for different regions of Europe. While Lego may be involved it is far from how I played with it as a kid!
It is only day 2 of my week-long excursion to Poland so more to come on the conference and my hunt for the best Polish pierogi.