Dear Erasmus students, welcome to the New University in Ljubljana!
As you embark on this exciting journey, I want to stress the importance of finding a balance between hard work and the pleasure of student life. It is easy to get caught up in the pressures of academic excellence, but remember that your time here is not only about studying, but also about creating unforgettable memories and experiencing the wonders of Ljubljana and Slovenia.
To truly make the most of your time here, it is crucial to prioritize your academic pursuits. Dedicate yourself to your studies, engage with your professors, and embrace the opportunity to learn and grow. Remember, the knowledge and skills you gain during your time at the New University will benefit you long after your Erasmus experience.
However, beyond the classroom, Ljubljana offers a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered. Picture yourself strolling through the charming streets of the old town, marvelling at the stunning architecture, and immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. But Ljubljana is not just a beautiful city; it is also a hub of cultural activities. As you explore this enchanting city, let yourself be captivated by its unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy.
However, while Ljubljana is a treasure in itself, the true beauty of Slovenia lies beyond its capital. Take the opportunity to venture out and explore the natural wonders that this country has to offer. From the breathtaking beauty of Lake Bled to the stunning landscapes of Triglav National Park, Slovenia is a paradise for nature lovers.
As you embrace the challenges of academic life and immerse yourself in the wonders of Ljubljana and Slovenia, do not forget to make lasting memories. Engage with your fellow Erasmus students, create connections with locals, and partake in the vibrant social scene that this city offers. The friendships you forge and the experiences you share will be the stories you carry with you long after your Erasmus journey comes to an end.
In conclusion, dear Erasmus students, as you embark on this exciting chapter of your life, remember the importance of balance. Prioritize your academic pursuits, explore the wonders of Ljubljana and Slovenia, and above all, create lasting memories. The New University welcomes you with open arms, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Enjoy this remarkable journey, seize every opportunity, and make the most of your time here.
Prof. dr. Matej Avbelj,
prorector of the New University