Erasmus is an international exchange program funded by the European Union.
More than 3 million students had the possibility to live and study abroad, making new friends and learning a new language.
There are a lot of reasons why the Erasmus exchange program is definitely worth your attention, to help you we have summarized it all in six simple points.
Learning about new cultures
This is the main point of the Erasmus Project.
We live everyday in the same place, with the same people and the same habits, since we were born.
This situation indirectly affects our minds. We think we know everything, but actually we don’t know anything.
There is an entire world, all to be discovered. Getting out of the comfort zone is one solution to become a more open minded person.
Erasmus could help you to achieve that.
You will have the possibility to immerse yourself in a different culture. Learning traditions and habits of the local people. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The Erasmus Programme name comes from Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1465-1563), Dutch philosopher, who travelled all around Europe experiencing different cultures.
Making friends from all over the world
Friendship is something universal in human nature, regardless of language, culture, religion or ethnicity.
The Erasmus programme with 34 participating countries allows you to meet people from all over the world.
You will get to know people in the same situation as you will be: alone in the unknown and out of their habits.
People in such cases tend to rely on each other and join forces to face adversities together. You will create strong bonds with your Erasmus family, and most likely find friendships for life.
It’s a wonderful thing to know you have friends beyond the borders of your country. You can always visit them or they can come to visit you. So, you will always have a lot to share even though you don’t see each other every day.
Useful tip: challenge yourself and get in the game.
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