SELBI (Turkmenistan)


NAME: Selbi Komekova
COUNTRY: Turkmenistan
PROGRAMME: Business Administration

Why did you choose to study this programme?

For me, Business Administration has always been a field that requires entrepreneurial hunch, creativity, and innovative thinking. The idea of being your own boss and giving something new to the World – be it by social businesses or just something that makes others’ lives easier – motivated me to choose this field. Moreover, this programme was something out of my comfort zone that could motivate me to develop and look at the world in a different way. I did not only choose a programme; I chose an experience that could drive me to become a better version of myself.

Why Estonia?

Estonia is one of the secret treasures of Europe where one can find a small student-friendly city of Tartu. I chose it because it gives an opportunity to get a quality education, attend a variety of student clubs, work while studying, travel around Europe, and get to see one of the best sunsets. It seemed like a perfect fit for a girl to fulfill her potential: a secret, cozy and challenging city that wants her to prosper. Each time I did research on Estonia and the University of Tartu, I fell in love with it more and more. I pictured myself walking on the cobblestone streets with a rich history and beautiful architecture, drinking coffee on my way to class, and having memorable student years with sleepless nights. I wanted to be a part of a warm international community of Business students in the cold-weathered Estonia. The place attracted me so much, and I am glad it did. I really enjoy the feeling of studying in the old town of Tartu.

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