Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 01:06

Four years of ESNblog!

The ESNblog celebrates its 4th birthday! Revisit our most popular stories of the past year, and take this chance to travel from the safety and comfort of your own home!

Four incredible years, full of engaging stories, unforgettable articles and captivating interviews, that wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for your support! To celebrate our birthday, we would like to share a list of the 5 most-read articles of the past 12 months!

1. From One Erasmus Student to Another: Dealing with a Pandemic

Erasmus is supposed to be this beautiful, carefree time in your life, that you look back on as if it were a dream. This year, Erasmus students everywhere had to deal with a brand new obstacle: The Coronavirus pandemic, which severely affected their exchange. One of our writers is experiencing that first-hand and shared her thoughts and feelings in an article that touched and helped many.

2. The Causes of ESN

ESN’s mission to represent international students can be achieved in many ways. The Causes of ESN drive everything that we do and are key to our decisions, steps and evolution.

3. There's no such thing as too much of Erasmus

This is the story of Simon, a guy who has spent a total of 18 months on international exchanges, and a must-read if you are having doubts about going on your first Erasmus, or second, or third!

4. The Erasmus Iceberg Illusion

Different people have different opinions about Erasmus. In this article, we’re breaking down the most common Erasmus stereotypes and we invite all of you to let go of any misconceptions and discover what Erasmus is really about.

5. The beginning of the end

Have you heard of the term “Post-Erasmus depression”? Did you know it can kick in before your exchange is even over? This story discusses this exact phenomenon!

The ESNblog keeps growing and bringing our best stories to our audience! We’re more than delighted to know we’ve kept you company for four years and beyond excited to see what’s to come!

Erasmus, Volunteering
When I left for my mobility, my family and I were going through a difficult time. My father was ill, but still encouraged me to pursue my dreams. This period brought on many challenges. Thanks to my Erasmus family, I found a way to pull through.
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“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.”  - Buddha
During a pandemic everything is different and taking care of our well-being is extremely important. Here are a few tips that will help you take care yourself while COVID-19 is affecting our lives.
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