Reviews by exchange students

2018/2019 autumn semester

"The school has all the equipment we need, the lecturers are as interesting as the courses proposed and we are treated the same as local student, that is really pleasant."

Julie Réveillon, E.S.A.A.T, Roubaix, France


"My Erasmus at VAA was a great experience ! All the teachers and students were very kind and it was a pleasure to spend time in this academy. I had all the tools, the support and the freedom to realise great projects. Of course I would recommend everyone (who has warm clothes) to take part in exange studies at VAA and also to explore Lithuania and its wonderful culture !"

Eva Moucheron, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels


"The school is welcoming and well organized overall. The teachers are listening and pushing your curiosity."

Anne Philippe, Higher School of Art and Design Angers


"In such a short time I gained so many new skills. New to me were meetings with university graduates. It gave me a fresh look and approach to my diploma project. The class work was intense and very effective, all I learnt is very useful, such as presentation, preparation of exhibitions and my portfolio along with the website. I definitely haven't wasted my time. The professors and local students are very friendly and helpful and they make you feel include in classes and that's means a lot when you're in a different country. The university has an own kitchen, so sometimes you can feel there like at home and is also located in a very beautiful place surrounded by nature. Not mention even that everyone should go for a trip to Nida and fall in love forever with Lithuania!"

Monika Orlikowska, Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź


"My first exchange at VDA was in 2016/2017, I stayed for 9 months. The Academy environment was very inspiring and proactive for my works, that's why I decided to apply for a second Erasmus+ programme in Vilnius. Once again I had the confirmation of high standard education, it was the perfect place for me to research and develop my Bachelor degree project. I absolutely recommend VDA as a destination, both for the Academy and the beautiful city of Vilnius."

Ottavia Catenacci, Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino (IT)


"I think it's worth to study at VDA. Here you can find great atmosphere to learn a lot of things, hard working students and teachers, that generally speak English, are open to answer for your (even neverending) questions. Student's dormitory is nice, good conditions and price isn't bad. Moreover, it is not only about Academy, you can met here in Vilnius a lot of gentle people, and visit many beautiful places."

Marta Raczak, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Fine Arts and Pedagogy in Kalisz, Poland


"It's a good environment for international students to realise their projects. It's also an open minded atmosfer for the people from different cultural backgrounds."

Mehmet Hakan, Ozcan, University of Arts Poznan

 

2017/2018 spring semester

"I didn't have any problems with communication, teachers, staff speak English really good. In most of cases they were open minded, willing to help and to offer their knowledge and experience. Atmosphere was really cosy and I felt like a part of academy's society."

Kinga Bartniak, Wrocław Academy of Art and Design
 

"First of all, the city is marvelous! I really enjoyed the city. My study at the VAA was really interesting! My mentor was perfect, he really helped me a lot and I was sure I can always call him if I need to. Also the professors were really nice and I had a great time. Besides that it was a super interesting way to study, I worked and learned a lot and it was intense."

Lea, Hochschule Düsseldorf
 

"The difference between French art school and Lithuanian arts school is just huge, we don't have the same way of working at all, it's a very nice experience to know that way of work."

Gil Zinck, École Nationale Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Nancy
 

"It was an experience that helped me become more mature and see the project with a different eye, develop them in a new way. I learned new ways to see things, and now I can put together the two ways I now know to create something new."

Maria Teresa Vigorelli, Politecnico di Milano

 

2017/2018 autumn semester

,,Well, I am in painting department. The whole year I felt easy, welcomed and relaxed. Dormitory is near the main building, food and coffee in canteen is good and cheap. Lessons made for erasmus students are of all kinds, so beside my main subject- painting, I could try graphics and felt art. All the teachers were nice and helpful as well as mentors. I also have to mention how wonderful is the city through the day and especially through the night. There is also this great possibility to travel around, Nida was charming!"

Nikola Šušovicová, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava
 

,,It was a very nice and inspiring experience that have brought new ideas for my next studies/works (even though I was a bit lost in chaos at the beginning). Also there are very kind and open-minded people and I'm happy I have met them."

Michaela Tkadleček, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
 

,,I learned a lot here. Academy has good equipment and great mentors."

Natalia Leocho, University of Art in Poznań
 

,,The structure is pretty good to get works done and there are a lot of possibilities thanks to the laboratories, which have good tools and stuff."

Alfonso Russo, Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli