Jasna Rajnar Petrovic - “Remembering April: oh April, fickle but also beautiful April”


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?

There was rain, wind, a tiny bit of sun and thank the higher forces, no snow! We were really blessed with three perfectly sunny days in a row in April, which is unbelievable! Don't get me wrong, there's sun all the time – but for 15 minutes, followed by rain, clouds, and then everything all over again. Weekends were a lot of fun because I've mostly spent them with friends I haven’t seen in ages.

The International Office got another truly lovely addition: an intern from France by the name of Laurie - she’s the cutest and I’m really happy she’s here to brighten us up.

Sunny day

It all started with Easter and my trip to Northern Ireland. My friends were awesome enough to come get me to Maynooth, because Polona wanted to show Al where her Irish adventure started four years ago (we are both Slovenian and actually met on Erasmus) in this little dreamy town with an amazing university, stretching over two campuses – one more than 200 years old, and the other barely 20. We gave him a lovely little tour of the place and then we were off to the North.

It was so nice spending the long weekend with them, I felt like I was part of their family and I loved nothing more than to play with their dog Rocco at all times. They took me to a secluded but beautiful beach near to where they live in Carrickfergus, they took me bowling, and to a quaint seaside town by the name of Bangor. I loved all of it, it was such a relaxing time.

Easter 2