Going on Erasmus can be all about rediscovering yourself. But being part of the LGBTQ+ community can be tricky. Here are some testimonials from people in the community who went abroad.
Why the Black Lives Matter Movement is relevant and important for everyone.
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At the beginning of the lockdown in Portugal, I stumbled upon Ana’s blog article, a fellow Croatian ESN volunteer that found herself doing Erasmus in Aveiro, my hometown, this semester.
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What’s the best thing to do when you’re stuck at home? In my humble opinion, it’s to watch a good film. Here are my top picks to keep you entertained during these hard times.
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Don’t let the winter and the cold weather affect you. In February and March, you can still celebrate and explore the world in a new light. Here are 12 places you should visit during Carnival season all over the world.
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For the normal student who doesn’t even think of going on Erasmus, an exchange programme comes with a couple of prejudices and stereotypes. I’m here to break them down to you and show you what Erasmus is really about.
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Going on an exchange is not all sugar, spice and everything nice. It can actually be a stressful time. Below are the main sources of stress and anxiety which could occur during your exchange and some advice on how to cope with them.
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To end 2019 with a bang, the Section in the Spotlight travels to our 40th country, one of the youngest sections in our network: the incredible ESN Kyiv in beautiful Ukraine!
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When you think of people that go on Erasmus, you think of people in their 20’s, right? This is the story of Kata, a 38-year-old woman that did an Erasmus this year. 
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By now, you might be aware of the “Post-Erasmus Depression”, but what about when it hits you sooner? Like one month before your Erasmus is over. That is what this story is about.
The first ESN Section in the Spotlight of this academic year takes us to the capital of Sicily, in the south of Italy. This month, we’re diving into the history and mission of ESN Palermo.
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The preconception of Erasmus is that you revamp yourself abroad because you’re in a brand new place. This rebirth could also include volunteering. But why should you volunteer on your break from real life?
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Going on Erasmus is depicted as something that only mentally healthy people can afford since they don’t have their brain on the way to be able to do things. You have to be generally happy to go on Erasmus. But, is this actually true?
This is not something you normally hear. People don’t like to say that they have depression and those that have it don’t go on Erasmus. Right? Wrong. Very wrong. I did it. And you can do it too. It’s all about knowing how to do so.
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The official festival may be cancelled this year but you can still celebrate Oktoberfest in 2020 without travelling!
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Several obstacles nearly destroyed my chance to go on an Erasmus. When I finally arrived at my destination, I discovered that I still had a lot to learn.
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The previous months have been tough for everyone. But there were some people who, despite the fears, worked on ameliorating the lives of others. The ESN volunteers were some of those people. We should celebrate that when the world needed us, we delivered.
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My Erasmus exchange in the Netherlands was the happiest six months of my life. This posed an issue when it came to returning to my normal life. What do you do when your new-found life and the joyful emotions that come with it come to an end?
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We’re always talking about getting on with our lives. Well, we are. We get on with our lives. This is it. Maybe the problem is that I’ve always been driven by my wants. My life’s always been about tomorrow. And the idea that life is now… it’s horrible.

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