Jasna Rajnar Petrovic - “A tale of beginnings and endings”


Jasna Rajnar Petrovic

My name is Jasna Rajnar Petrovic, a recent graduate coming from the beautiful green capital of Slovenia which goes by the name Ljubljana. I did an Erasmus exchange semester at Maynooth University 4 years ago, but I fell in love with Ireland so I was looking for an opportunity to come back. It presented itself in the form of an Erasmus+ internship in the International Office which will keep me here until the end of June – afterwards, who knows?

I've now gone through the leaving-someplace-I-love process more times than I'd care to remember. And let me tell you – it never gets easier, at least for me. This time around it was even harder than four years ago after the Erasmus exchange in Maynooth. Back then, we all left to our various home countries, but now, I left all of my newly made and amazing friends behind, and it still aches.

Ok, I promise I've left all the sad parts in the introduction, let's look at how the month of June was all bright, warm and shiny for me. It started with a Bank Holiday weekend, which was partially spent with friends at the beach in Malahide and saw my cheeks get sunburnt yet again. The main thing is, I swam!


I strangely returned to Malahide the very next weekend, that time to the Castle & Gardens, because one of my favourite bands was playing there – Gorillaz! It was a perfect package deal because I got to go there with my favourite lads I met five years ago in Slovenia because they were doing their Erasmus in Ljubljana at the time. We had an amazing time.