Articles by Marijana Drempetić


Sarma

Winter has come, Christmas is over, but there’s one thing to keep our bellies full, our bodies warm and our faces smiling and it’s sarma! 😀  Originally from the former Ottoman Empire, sarma is a dish traditionally served in countries all the way from Middle East to the Balkans and Central Europe. The word sarma comes…

Christmas gift hunt

Are you running out of ideas for your Christmas presents? Feeling uninspired, and not very thick on the budget? If the answer to all those questions is ”yes”, see how Giulia went searching for perfect Christmas presents! Maybe you’ll get some ideas afterwards. Either way, Christmas is getting closer every day and with it comes the pressure to…

Korean Roommate

Having a roommate is always an exciting experience, but what happens when your roomie is Korean? What’s it like to live with someone from a completely different culture and a completely different country, and what can you learn from it? What is Zagreb like, compared to Korea? To answer all those questions and more, our…

Lost in Zagreb

Our Erasmus students Elizabeth, Giulia and Adela have made an artistic video to show us what it is like to get lost in an unknown city. Followed by Elizabeth’s narration of lyrics by Paolo Nutini and wonderful, emotional music, this video perfectly captures the feeling of alienation and anxiety someone might feel surrounded by strangers…

Croatian Pronunciation

For many people who aren’t Croatian, Croatian language can be pretty tricky to learn. Although learning can be a fun experience, it’s not easy to come to a whole different country, especially when you don’t know a single word of their language or any people there. For foreign students, the problem is not just the…

Cvjetno Guide

Our Erasmus buddies have decided to share their experiences about life in Zagreb and the best way to start is by showing us what living in student dorms is like. For those of you who didn’t know, Cvjetno naselje is a neighbourhood where a lot of students reside; it has 8 pavillions with more than 1800…

Erasmus intern at Maksimir ZOO

Meet Tobias, Erasmus student from Netherlands. Tobias is studying animal management and his major is wildlife management,  which teaches you how to strike a balance between the needs of wild animals and the needs of people. Those who specialize in wildlife management learn how to establish that balance by acting as an intermediary between humans and…

Jadranka

Jadranka is a traditional Croatian name, so of course you wouldn’t normally associate it with an Asian person. But this Erasmus student of the Faculty of Agriculture may not be what you expected at first – she’s transgender. For those of you still not quite familiar with the term, transgender are people who have a…