“I met some people that I wouldn't meet if I were not accepted in the programme. I have been taught in some interesting fields concerning to current affairs in forestry and natural resources management. I travelled to and visited some beautiful places.” Juan Mena Costa, Spain
“Current occupation: 2º year MEDfOR student in ISA, Lisboa. What I get from MEDfOR: Academically, I get new knowledge, improve my skills and acquire new tools for dealing with Mediterranean ecosystems and their issues. Personally, meeting new friends and other collegues has given me new perspectives about different cultures and helped me to my personal development.” Luis Acevedo, Spain
“Now, I am doing my Thesis on ¨Association between ambrosia fungi and wood boring beetles in Italy¨ at the University of Padova, Italy. For me, to become a part of the MEDfOR family, it open the door to meeting diverse excellent culture, people and study environment as well as expand my knowledge field in depth of Forestry.” Mehzabin Rupa, Bangladesh
“The program has provided us with an opportunity to learn how to manage natural resources in different scenarios especially in changing climate, learn and know new language and cultures, and meet people from all over the world. This all will help me (us) in our professional life.” Most. Jannatul Fardusi, Bangladesh
“The program provided me with an opportunity not only to learn but also to meet people from all over the world. During the program, I have been facing new challenges and learning how to handle new situations.” Muhammad Muddasir, Pakistan
“Right now I am a 2nd year student in Lleida University. During this programme I met interesting people and gained the skill to work alone without any help. Anyway I am thankful for this opportunity to be Medfor student.” Olena Zaiets, Ukrania
“The MEDfOR experience has been very enriching for me as it has boosted my international experience and broken the cultural doubts I always had about different cultures. The intercultural experience has empowered me with the ability to fit into any society and work diligently to achieve my goals. More especially enriching is the course content and the accompanying practical methods and the application of new technologies that has helped me have a hands-on approach at forestry management and in the management of natural resources. It has been an unforgettable experience.”
“Since I am part of the Medfor program I have had really very rewarding experiences, meeting new people all over the world and discovering new research approaches for sustainable forests. As my professional interest is towards forest pathology I had the opportunity to study particularly Phytophthora diseases for my final thesis. I'm just in the end of the master but I hope that this Master degree will open more doors to my professional career and give me the opportunity to continue my passion.
“Concerning my opinion about Medfor, I would like to say that this program was a good opportunity for me to improve my academic background in environment sciences,also it allowed me meet people from diffrent countries and cultures, which presents source of richness for this program... “ Zineb Choury, Morocco
MEDFOR was a major steppingstone for both my career path and personal life. The multicultural environment, great variety of courses and mobility between countries equipped me with a broad perspective on diverse forestry issues. It boosted my international experience and greatly expended my professional network, consequently increasing potential job opportunities."
“First of all, thanks to Erasmus Mundus program for the MEDFOR program. It introduced me to a completely new type of ecosystem. I have been able to learn about the adaptive management system of a water stressed region with MEDFOR. It has taught me also about the basic strategies to tackle with fire; one of the most severe problems for the Mediterranean region. Moreover, I have gained knowledge about advanced forest management strategies by with the program.” Bishwajit Roy, Bangladesh