She has always known that she will connect her life with the treatment of animals. However, as a child and adolescent, she did not even realize that the dream life and studies would take her to Latvia.
This small country is very attractive
An important role in Julia's decision to go to Latvia was played by her mother, who visited Latvia several years ago and shared her impressions with her daughter, acknowledging that the small country is very attractive. I really like this city, moreover, I felt at home here after a couple of weeks of study. Jelgava offers everything you need - good food, cozy places to enjoy peace, as well as enough opportunities to spend free time. Although I prefer to live in the countryside, I enjoy Jelgava!
I would never have imagined that classes here would take place in such small groups, it is a huge advantage! I can learn more and I am given the opportunity to work independently. The attitude of the teaching staff towards the students should also be praised!
The classes are very practical
The biggest difference between the education system in Latvia and Germany is that in Latvia the classes are very practical, there is a personal contact with the teaching staff, which creates a feeling that you are not just one of the students, but a personality. In my opinion, I have already acquired so many practical skills in veterinary medicine, which is the biggest benefit of these studies.
Despite the busy schedule of the day, my interests are mostly related to nature and animals – I like to go for walks with dogs, at home, in Germany, take care of my bee colony, while in Latvia I spend my free time in stables with horses, as well as take part in the International Veterinary Student's Association.
Although I already feel a sense of belonging in Latvia, my future plans include returning to Germany and working as a veterinarian. Latvia is my second home, I hope to be able to connect my career with frequent visits here!"