Our experiences from two beautiful European countries
In January and February of this year I had the chance to travel to Slovenia and take part in a traineeship at KUD Apokalipsa, a local affiliate of the Central European Kierkegaard Institute – Ljubljana. This my life experience began by studying the necessary literature in order to be prepared for discussions with Dr. Primoz Repar, an outstanding expert on Kierkegaard personality. Beside the professional content of my stay at KUD Apokalipsa I had also a chance to explore the nature of the picturesque landscape of Slovenia, the history of its capital Ljubljana and a special town Dolanske Toplice. Another benefit of this Erasmus traineeship for me was the opportunity to practice my English and to meet very interesting people dealing with philosophy. In this context I would like to thank PhDr. Jana Bartal, PhD., and Mgr. Pavol Vakos for helping me and guiding me to manage all the administration and on line systems which I had to pass going for this traineeship and last but not the least also Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra for this opportunity given to me as its student – as a student of UKF – Applied Ethics.
I had the opportunity to complete a mobilization traineeship in the Spanish city of Málaga in January and February. I received the letter of acceptance from Prof. Dr. Jose Garcia Martin (Sociedad Hispanic de Amigos de Kierkegaard). The internship was focused on studying and discussing the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, so I have read a few publications on this personality. During the meetings with Prof. Martin I improved my language skills and philosophy of Kierkegaard. And there was a great number of occasions thank to his patience and willingness to bear with me. On his recommendation I visited several interesting places and historical monuments in Málaga and the surroundings. Prof. Garcia Martin was very willing to answer my questions and his advice made it easier for me to find my way around there. It was an unforgettable experience for me. And therefore we would like to express our greatest gratitude to my „alma mater“ – Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and Prof. Roman Kralik for the opportunity to be a part of the traineeship. It was an extraordinary experience for me and I would like to get a chance to participate again in the future.
We believe that after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have the opportunity to undertake new traineeships, to study abroad exploring new countries and interesting people again.
Text and photos: Oto Mucka and Monika Luptovska