Student statement: Momir Trifunjagić, student of the BA study programme Cultural History

I found out about the School of Humanities in Nova Gorica quite by accident, and after a short research on what it offers, I realised that this is what I have been interested in since the end of high school. After three semesters, my experience exceeded my expectations. Professors and lecturers pay attention to students' ideas and wishes, they are ready to talk to us, advise us and offer full support. Working in small groups contributes to a friendly atmosphere and easier negotiation. In addition to regular activities at the School, we have the opportunity to attend and participate in many additional activities. As an international student, I was initially worried about the language barrier, but the School has excellent courses of Slovene for foreigners and everyone is understanding. The School also offers courses of German and Italian. Another thing that worried me was the stereotype that studying abroad is too expensive and unaffordable. However, the costs of student life are not significantly different from those in Serbia. As for Nova Gorica as a town, it was a real surprise for me. Perhaps, according to many, the town is too quiet, but I see this as an advantage. In addition to its excellent location, Nova Gorica has a Mediterranean climate, the sea is only 20 km away, and there are mountains on the other side, Italy is practically across the road and European cities are easily accessible (either by train or cheap flights). In 2025, Nova Gorica will become the European Capital of Culture together with Gorizia/Gorica (the adjacent Italian town), so now it is the right time to join us and become part of this beautiful story.

Momirja Trifunjagić, Serbia, student of the undergraduate study programme Cultural History, School of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica

December 2023