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One of the most important goals of the Bologna process is the promotion of the mobility of teaching staff and students. By accepting the Bologna model of schooling and, therefore, by adopting the ECTS scoring system for student activities, the Faculty of Philosophy supported the mobility of teaching staff and students. This is also shown by the fact that many members of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Philosophy used scholarships for training at various foreign universities. Also, during their studies, a certain number of students participated in numerous summer and winter schools and workshops in the country and abroad, and the points they gained were included in the Diploma Supplement.


Ilma Islambegović
Ilma Islambegović

Semester in Austria; the story is already starting to sound good. A perfect window in the apartment, five minutes from the Karls Franz University, the oldest and largest university in that Austrian province, founded to provide education to all social classes. The building is an impressive edifice with several Nobel laureates, giving you the feeling of floating rather than walking down white, marble corridors. Beauty aside, once you master the technique, all possible technological benefits are available to you with your student card. Learn how to scan on your own, find books, and learn in a system where you own everything and have no one to blame for your own failure. This is how I experienced the Austrian education system, as a system in which you have the full support of professors who are oriented towards you, understand you and guide your research, and still manage to write great works.

In the new city, I explored buildings, streets, natural beauty, hidden passages where culture flourishes, and my most magical night was at the opera. At Slavistics, I researched the influence of cultures on identity, cultural studies, exile, as well as writers who migrated to Austria during the war and began to write in a new culture. I was interested in what they wrote about, whether their literature had a cathartic function, which seemed logical to me, because mine did. I observed in what form the homeland appears in the text, whether there are (war and migration) traumas in the text, what the mutual relations of the characters tell us, and how the image of reality is constructed in imagined worlds. It was interesting to research identity because the research led to self-questioning. It helped me to understand that the redefinition of identity happens in a new culture, when we are far from the homeland and the known and you question the unknown in a kind of exile; if you are lucky, you will discard some learned values and adopt some new ones; you will not be afraid to erase and lose a part of your own identity in order to get a new one and thus wake up enriched. I imagined a rose in my stomach, it smelled all around me. It attracted different, numerous people. That was the point of the whole exchange.


In a conversation with my colleagues, I learned about the "Mevlana" student exchange program, and I became very interested in this program after listening to their positive experiences. Therefore, I decided to apply for the exchange program and at the end of the semester I found out that I was accepted and that I will most likely go to Samsun alone. I have to admit that I was a bit worried and scared because

Rejhana Alić

This was my first independent trip abroad. However, as soon as I arrived in Samsun, I realized that I had no reason to fear and panic, primarily because I saw that there would be many students from various countries with me, for whom, like me, this was their first independent trip abroad. All this forced us to help each other from the first day and to make unforgettable friendships. And the kindness of the hosts helped us a lot to overcome all the problems brought by adaptation in a new environment. Namely, I spent four unforgettable months in Turkey, in the city of Samsun, which everyone told me is a city that you fall in love with at first sight and that is engraved in the heart of everyone who gets to know its beauties. I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when I listened to my colleagues who told me about all the beauties of Samsun. However, after spending four months in this city on the coast of the Black Sea, I can confirm that it deserves all the compliments attributed to it. If I could apply again for the student exchange program and choose the city where I will stay, I would have no doubts and would choose this beautiful city on the coast of the Black Sea again. Living in a foreign country and getting to know different cultures enriches a person's life and professional competences. Given that I am a student of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, my stay in Samsun helped me to improve my professional competence in the knowledge of the Turkish language, but it also allowed me to get to know different cultures and customs. In addition, my stay in Samsun allowed me to meet wonderful people and make unforgettable friendships, which I sincerely hope will last a lifetime. Dear colleagues, I know that you are in a dilemma and that you are thinking about whether you should apply for the student exchange program because I myself was in a similar dilemma when I was supposed to go to Turkey. I advise you to take advantage of all the opportunities offered to us within this program and to make sure that there is no subjectivity in this short description of your stay in Samsun.

My educational adventure began in the winter semester of the academic year 2018/2019. years. I decided on the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb and chose two majors: Department of Croatian Studies and

Nejla Kalabušić

Department of Comparative Literature. At the beginning, everything was unclear, I even thought about returning home. I, who have never lived alone, found myself in an unknown city without people I know. In the first week I was forced to become independent, because I literally had to organize my life for the next 4 months. The mountain of paperwork and signatures culminated in nervousness and impatience, but it was all worth it for what followed.
The choice turned out to be correct already in the first weeks when, as a visiting student, I was provided with many benefits, absolutely the same as regular students of the Republic of Croatia (student card: X with which many discounts are obtained in: cinemas, theaters, museums, but and subsidizing food in student canteens up to 70%) and of course, already at the first lectures when I saw that I had an enviable amount of knowledge acquired at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zenica. At the end of the semester, I experienced the "crowning" of my studies and the priceless realization that I am on the right path and that my knowledge is indeed valid beyond the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina - I ended the semester with an average grade of 5.0 (HR), i.e. 10.0 (BiH).
CEEPUS is the most beautiful life experience that can be obtained in student days and it is a shame not to take advantage of it. Everyone who chooses this exchange and location will create their own schedule and discover things in their own way and in their own time. Finally, I have some advice - enjoy every walk, soak up every moment and use your quality time!



Today, a year has passed since I left for Zagreb, and I'm already packing my bags and getting ready to go again. A year ago, I applied to the Ceepus program, which provides scholarships every year

Fatima Gađun

to students who want to study for a certain period outside their home country. Since I was studying for a master's degree, which requires a lot more research and independent work compared to a bachelor's degree, going to one of the countries with which cooperation was possible seemed to me to be the best idea. I communicated with the coordinator of the Department of Croatian Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb, and he very gladly accepted my letter and invited me to be their guest and to take courses that were equivalent to the courses at my faculty. I remember being very nervous and scared. I was afraid of that experience because I didn't want to disappoint myself, nor my faculty, nor my professors. I very quickly collected all the necessary documentation and in the next moment I was standing in front of the gate of the "Ante Starčević" student dormitory. The home is very tidy, each floor has its own kitchen and very suitable rooms for work, rest and socializing. I had paid accommodation, a credit card that entitled me to two meals a day with a subsidy of 70% and a scholarship that allowed me to pay for that food and to enjoy beautiful Zagreb. I met many friends there, both at the university and outside it. I enrolled in dance, met the love of my life, studied and passed all exams with maximum grades. For my stay in Zagreb, I can only say that it was one of the most important steps that lifted me to the top, into the world of adults. I learned to take care of myself, solve problems, fulfill my wishes, get out of my comfort zone, get to know new customs, ways of thinking, ways of studying and transferring and acquiring knowledge. This year, I sent my application again and Ceepus again approved my departure to Zagreb, this time to prepare my master's thesis. With the professor with whom I took the course last year and took the exam, I agreed on cooperation related to my research work. Along with Professor Muris Bajramović, who is my mentor, Professor Andrea Zlatar-Violić will help me make the best use of the time I will spend in Zagreb and gather as much information and material as possible for the topic of my work.

Almina Šiljak


Regardless of the fact that the impressions still haven't settled after returning from Turkey, where I spent four months as part of the student exchange program, I can say that I am very happy that I had the opportunity to participate in a project like this, which is filled with beautiful memories that I will, I'm sure, to remember all my life. Considering that I am a student of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, this exchange enabled me to improve my professional competences in the knowledge of the Turkish language, but it also gave me the opportunity to get acquainted with the culture, customs and way of life of native speakers. of the language I am studying, which is extremely important for studying a foreign language. I must also mention the fact that the friendly hosts and the beauty of the city where I stayed allowed me to fully enjoy all the beauties of Turkey. I believe that the exchange of students gives us the opportunity to get acquainted with a different way of life and a different system of education. Therefore, I would recommend my colleagues to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the student exchange project. And finally, I would like to emphasize once again the fact that I am returning from the exchange with good memories and richer for experiences and friendships that I will always fondly remember.


My Erasmus+ experience started in October last year when I came to Saarbrücken, the capital of the Saarland province in Germany. Although it seemed scary to come alone and live in an unknown city, I decided to take that step for many reasons. First of all, to improve my English language, which I am studying at the same time, and then my second foreign language - German. In addition, to become independent, travel, meet new people, cultures and ways of working. And indeed it was. Almost everything I expected from this exchange really came true.

Šejla Svraka

I must admit that the working conditions, opportunities and appearance of their university delighted me. Within the university campus, they have several libraries, copiers, computers and common study rooms. Then a huge canteen, cafeterias, a bank, a shop and a bookstore. Everything a student needs during his studies is right there, at his fingertips.

My professors were mostly native English speakers. They were very kind and accommodating and often had modern working methods and current topics to discuss.

But what surprised me the most was the effort and commitment of students within certain organizations to make the faculty a fun place for the rest of us. They often made hot drinks and treats, and organized educational and interesting events and parties in which even professors and assistants could attend.

And what I will remember the most about the Erasmus+ experience are, of course, the numerous friendships I made there and the trips I lived with them. Meeting new people, their culture and traditions is what impressed me the most. The best part is that most of my Erasmus friends didn't know much about Bosnia and Herzegovina, and now that they know and have met Bosnians, they plan to visit us soon.

Therefore, I strongly recommend everyone to apply for this program and experience their own Erasmus+ fairy tale


Ismet Dilaver

Erasmus is an experience I would recommend to all students. Considering the fact that I don't know many students who participated in exchange programs before me, the very decision to apply for it was very difficult, but I have to admit that it was the best decision I could have made. I spent my Erasmus in the city of Alba Iulia and that one semester helped me become much more independent than I was before, and I made friends with people from different parts of Europe. The semester spent in Alba Iulia was not only spent going to college, the host University organized a series of activities to make that semester as interesting as possible for Erasmus students. In those four months I visited all the big cities in Romania and I also visited all the castles that were nearby and I was surprised because I didn't expect to see something so beautiful in Romania.

I am very happy because I am richer for such an experience, and that experience helped me to see the strengths and weaknesses of our faculty. The fact is that our faculty is very demanding, sometimes we learn a lot of details that are not necessary for us, but there I realized that our education system is much better and of higher quality than others in Europe because we are much more prepared to stay in another country compared to other students. I have to admit that it was only there that I realized that I was really ready to one day work in the profession I was studying for.


Mobility of teaching staff in 2019

Name and surnameProgram and type of exchangeExchange institutionNumber of days in exchange and year
Alica ArnautCEEPUSassistant dr. Alica Arnaut - gave lectures at the Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Graz and Faculty of Education, University of Osijek, dislocated study in Slavonski Brodsummer semester 2018/2019.
Alica ArnautCEEPUSFaculty of Teachers, University of ZagrebWinter semester 2019/2020.
Melisa BurekovićKA1 teacher mobilityAlba Iulia University, RomaniaSummer semester 2018/2019.
Edina Rizvić-EminovićKA1 teacher mobilityAlba Iulia University, RomaniaSummer semester 2018/2019.
Melisa BurekovićKA1 teacher mobilityUniversity of PoitiersWinter semester 2019/2020.

Student mobility in 2019

Name and surnameProgram and type of exchangeExchange institutionNumber of days in exchange
Doris BilićCEEPUSFaculty of Philosophy, University of ZagrebSummer semester 2018/2019.
Nejla KalabušićCEEPUSFaculty of Philosophy, University of ZagrebSummer semester 2018/2019.
Fatima GađunCEEPUSFaculty of Philosophy, University of ZagrebSummer semester 2018/2019.
Ilma IslambegovićCEEPUSInstitute of Slavic Studies, University of GrazSummer semester 2018/2019.
Ismet DilaverKA1 student mobilityAlba Iulia University, RomaniaWinter semester 2019/2020.
Šejla SvrakaKA1 student mobilityUniversität des SaarlandesWinter semester 2019/2020.
Rejhana AlićMevlana Exchange ProjectOn dokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Samsun, TurkeyWinter semester 2019/2020.
Almina ŠiljakMevlana Exchange ProjectTrakya University, Edirne, TurkeyWinter semester 2019/2020.
Anida SmajićMevlana Exchange ProjectTrakya University, Edirne, TurkeyWinter semester 2019/2020.
Azra DurmicMevlana Exchange ProjectTrakya University, Edirne, TurkeyWinter semester 2019/2020.
Narcisa HadžajalićErasmus +Jean University, SpainWinter semester 2019/2020.
Nermana TopalovićEraslmus +Jean University, SpainWinter semester 2019/2020.

Mobility of teaching staff in 2018

Name and surnameProgram and type of exchangeExchange institutionNumber of days in exchange and year
Prof. dr. Spahija KozlićErasmus + staff mobility for teaching and training between PROGRAMS and PARTNER COUNTRIESFaculty of Law, University of Rijeka14

Student mobility in 2018

Name and surnameProgram and type of exchangeExchange institutionNumber of days in exchange
Amela Skomorac Student exchange within the Mevlana projectOn dokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Samsun, TurkeyWinter and summer semester
Hata TrakoStudent exchange within the Mevlana projectOn dokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Samsun, TurkeyWinter and summer semester
Sumejja TrakoStudent exchange within the Mevlana projectOn dokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Samsun, TurkeyWinter and summer semester
Leyla HecoErasmus+ student exchangeUniversity of Saarlandwinter semester 2017/18.
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