Our people in the world. Girl from Uzbekistan about life in Europe and why the Poles do not worry about the future.
Camilla Babadzhanova, 28 years old, hometown — Tashkent, clinical psychologist
Since graduation, I have wanted to study in Europe but hasn't moved at the age of 18. I graduated from a bachelor's degree in Pedagogical University, worked as a psychologist in a private school "Leader". I wasn't satisfied by the level of vacancies and offered wages when I looked for a job in Tashkent. I used to get a decent salary for work, and I believe work should be paid accordingly. Therefore, I was thinking again about studying abroad.
I flew to Poland with a curator who helped me at first-time. There was no difficult period of adaptation, and everything was easy. At that time I was 26 years old, wasn't afraid to live alone, without family.
In Poland, everything is different. This does not mean that in Tashkent everything is bad, but the perception of reality is different. In Warsaw, I started to breathe and live freely, without looking back.
First months at University was difficult. Complex lectures on clinical psychology were in academic English. Then it became easier. I'm at the thesis defence stage. I chose a difficult topic, and it takes a lot of time and effort to make decent research work.
I learned to appreciate the time, to cherish it.
I became more self-respect. I like that people here get a decent reward for work.
In Warsaw, people try to live and do business according to the law.
After three years of living in Poland, I realized that the lack of knowledge of the language is not a reason to stop if you want to move. It is not necessary to invest time and money to study. It is important to invest in yourself, so you can get a lot more.