Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Student Stories

Beatriz from Spain

Beatriz Gómez Pérez, 21, is from Spain. She is currently studying medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg.
She always wanted to study in Germany, and chose Bavaria because of the recommendation of a friend. Beatriz likes the university a lot: “All the people I know are really friendly. They help me when I need something.”

Of course, some things in Bavaria surprised her: “The weather. It is really different. One moment it’s raining and five minutes later it’s sunny. Also, people drink a lot of beer.” However, Beatriz adores the beautiful little towns in Bavaria: “When you visit them, it feels like you are in a fairy tale.”

If Beatriz wanted to write a postcard to her friends and family, she would tell them the following: “This is perfect. It is better than I expected, and I don’t want to come back home so… I hope you’ll visit me!”

She also has an important tip for other international students coming to Bavaria: “Bring warm clothes.”