Здраво на сите! My name is Mihail Divjakoski and I am a 21 years old Erasmus student here in Split at the Faculty of Economics. I come from a city in the southwest part of North Macedonia named Prilep. I am in the third year of my Bachelor studies in the Department of Marketing Management. After I finish my Bachelor studies, my plan is to sign up for masters in the field of Management with European Projects or something connected with Public Relations.
Back in my country I always kept myself busy with working on projects, mostly from the Erasmus program, but I was also volunteering in many local and national NGOs and that got me to apply and become Student Body President of the Student Assembly at my home Faculty. I was also mentoring foreign volunteers that were coming to my city on EVS projects which is how I mastered my English skills. This is something that I could do for a lifetime because I love working with people, mostly youth. I am outside all the time, which is why this whole situation is exceptionally hard and uncomfortable for me, but it is what it is. What I mostly do to cover up the free time that we have right now is focus on new ideas for future projects, research, contacting people from previous projects so that we can come up with future partnerships and a lot of time watching TV shows (feel free to hit me up for recommendations). So far I have participated in plenty of forms of Erasmus+ projects like Seminars, Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, National Workshop, etc. and Erasmus Studies was something that I was really looking forward to experience because many of my friends all over Europe did it, and they said that it's something that every young person should do while studying.
Split and FEBT were the first choices for me because I have been to Croatia two times before and I really liked the country and the people here. I have been here for around 50 days already and it started to feel like a new home because I got to meet many awesome people, both locals, and other Erasmus Students, and I really love the atmosphere at the university and also in the city, people are reacting quite warmly with foreigners. Currently, all of us are going through hard times maybe because It's something that we have never experienced before and it's hard to adjust to the situation, my whole Erasmus experience went on a different direction, but I would like to invite everyone to #StayHome so that we can overcome this situation and enjoy the beauties of this city and everything that Split has to offer during Summer.
Sincerely yours, Mihail