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Last time we introduced you to Eva and her experiences in Split and now we continue with another story. And another international student who saw an excellent opportunity for further studies at Aspira College and for enjoying the lifestyle Split has to offer!
Montserrat Gaillard Bojanic comes all the way from La Paz, the capital of Bolivia.
Arrived in Split in February from the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau at more than 3,500 meters above sea level, to focus on studying Gastronomy at Aspira, Montserrat also found a home here in our hometown and shared impressions of life in Split with us.
“I wanted to live closer to the sea and enjoy the security this city can provide to its citizens.”
“I really like that Split is a city small enough to be easy to get around, and that is also really safe overall.”
“One suggestion I would definitely share with whoever asks me is to download the Promet App. It made moving around the city easier for me.”
“Not yet, but I’m looking forward to it!”
“It made me much more independent which in turn made me grow as a person.”
“One thing I really struggled with was trying to find a place to live. It wasn’t easy, but I hear locals have trouble with it, too, so that’s maybe something that can be improved here.”
“A lot! All were really kind and very helpful!”
“I love the flexibility the study program offers.”
“Don’t rely too much on Google Maps – you’ll get lost!”
“I miss our food a lot!”
“Try to find a place to live with months in advance, have patience with the police department and the registration process there, download the Promet App sooner, try to walk as much as you can because Split is really walkable, and go to beaches further away from the city center because they’re nicer and a lot less crowded.”
“When it comes to the city itself, I love its size and that it’s walkable, its security, the Adriatic Sea it’s surrounded with, and that Aspira College is here. And the city’s people are very kind and so relaxed – I love that about them!”
We hope that Montserrat will continue enjoying her time studying at Aspira and living here in Split! 😀