Erasmus+ Student Mobility - Student Mobility for Studies (SMS)
Incoming Erasmus+ students can choose courses from the list „Courses in English Available to incoming students in Academic Year 2023/2024.“ in this catalogue, published on Faculty’s website. Courses in catalogue are divided according to study level (undergraduate or graduate) and according to Faculty sections (Forestry, Wood Technology). All courses are awarded with credits using the ECTS system.
The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology is a constituent of the University of Zagreb. Therefore, for application instructions, please check on the University's website.
ERASMUS+ EXPERIENCES OF INCOMING STUDENTS
Nicolò Di Marzio, Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy, summer semester 2019/20 (Graduate Studies - Programme: Techniques, Technologies and Management in Forestry)
The city of Zagreb
My name is Nicolò and I am a 27 years old forestry student from Italy. During my Erasmus in Zagreb I had the possibility to experience some general aspects of the city, by looking around to make a first idea of the place and its main characteristics. Zagreb is a really nice city, not too small and not too big, with a good compromise between green areas, old town and modern districts, touristic places to visit, market facilities and possibilities for university students. The public transport is really efficient, not expensive and suitable to reach every part of the city even by foreign people with no experience. In Zagreb it is also possible to go around by bicycle in a safe and pleasant way. My accommodation was close enough to both the city centre and the University area, so I could easily go wherever by just walking or cycling. I shared an apartment with another Erasmus student from Ireland, and we had nice time together.
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
When I first arrived at the University of Zagreb, I have been very well received by the Erasmus coordinator, which provided me all the necessary information and documents about lectures and University, and also suggested some nice and useful tips about Zagreb to better experience my stay. The lectures started 15 days later, as we agreed to wait a precautional period due to the growing awareness for Corona virus situation. After that, I have been received by Professors in form of private consultations, in order to meet, introduce the course and talk about the exams (Forest Accessibility with Prof. Ivica Papa, Special Products of Wood with Prof. Tomislav Sinkovic and Environmentally Sounds Technologies with Prof. Tomislav Porsinsky). All the course teachers and assistants have been very nice and available to share their time providing me any kind of assistance and materials for my study, and also invited me to take part in field-work (it was planned in Zalesina district). Unfortunately, because of the sanitary measures adopted to face the pandemic of Covid-19, I could just attend one lecture before the University was closed. The lecture was held in English for me, and I have been welcomed by other Croatian students, which spent some time with me even in the breaks.
During the following part of my Erasmus, I experienced distance learning by home, to study and prepare the exams. I have been in touch with course teachers which sent me materials and advices by email, and sometimes we also had some nice conversations by phone. In the meantime, I came back to Italy where I finished my preparation and took 2 exams finally.
As a conclusion about my experience I feel generally satisfactory, even if, unfortunately, it was way shorter than I expected. Croatia is an interesting Country to discover and spend some time all around, and my actual wish is to have the possibility to come back one day and continue visiting it.