The stay at the University of Pristina represents my second experience with Erasmus+. The first time I visited schools in Mulhouse and Strassbourg in France because our students go there for their foreign exchanges. This time I have chosen a country and a town we all know better from the political news than from personal experience of students or colleagues. I have to admit that I made a good decision - what is based on the very specificity of the country of Kosovo and the town of Kosovska Mitrovica which were extremely interesting not only from personal, but also professional point of view.
Hosting part with professor Ester Milentijevič and other colleagues prepared a quality working program and also showed me the divided town which is connected by one bridge. On the other side of the river there is Albanian part of the city. I visited the faculty of arts and the colleagues took me to different buildings, classrooms and spoke about the specific division of the university in Pristina - currently, there are two universities with the same name. Our school has contractual relations with the Serbian one which is situated in the smaller Serbian part of Kosovska Mitrovica and is financed by the Serbian government. After the tour around the faculty of arts I made a presentation for the colleagues and students, in which I focused on the description of our school, the Intermedia department, as well as my own artistic work. My visit continued with tutorial consultations with those older students who, based on my presentation, were interested in our department or my artistic program. I had around four tutorial consultations per day. This faculty is oriented more towards the classical media, so I consulted their school and also extracurricular projects. Based on this visit I would recommend to students from both schools to apply for Erasmus scholarships. Our students could gain an experience from the very specific local context, while students from Kosovska Mitrovica could be inspired by our pedagogical methods and by greater variety of departments to choose – those of design or fine arts, including our Intermedia department.