E+ Programme: Erasmus Mundus GreenTech Western Balkans
Host Institution: University of Porto
Period: September 2017 – July 2018
Academic year: 2017/2018
Porto, new reality for personal development
My name is Gjergji Qosja. I am currently in the second year of my scientific master studies in “Social Philosophy” at the “Fan S. Noli” University of Korçë. I was an Erasmus student for 2 semesters in University of Porto, Portugal, from September 2017 to July 2018.
Just before the start of the new academic year in the Faculty of Arts of University of Porto (FLUP), the International Relations Office of the Faculty organized a tour of the facilities of the faculty for the international students. Furthermore, they had assigned Portuguese students to check if we required help with our time in the faculty and classes. I did not experience difficulties or loss of the academic year when I returned in Albania. The transcription of grades that I got in the classes in University of Porto were converted to the Albanian equivalents, without any problems.
Porto is an amazing city full of culture and beautiful places to see. If you are planning to become an Erasmus student, I want to recommend you Porto. This city is perfect for an international student. The university and the organization of the city is good. Portuguese people are very friendly and the city is beautiful.