How To Cope With The Loss Of a Long-Distance Friend?

Almost everyone at some point has to face the pain of losing a friend. And when it comes to a friend from a distance, the pain is more different. Read more
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Erasmus, Culture

How to Get to Know Your New City With ESN Recommendations on TWISPER

So, you’re moving to a new city to study. Congrats! Studying abroad is so much fun and can open so many doors for you in the future. But you already know all of that. Let’s get down to the important stuff – what on earth do you do when you arrive? Read more
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Travels, Culture

The endless world of what-ifs, by someone going on Erasmus during a global pandemic

Erasmus stands for having a whole lot of fun and making lifelong memories, while studying abroad with people from different cultural backgrounds, but what happens when there’s a global pandemic?Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture, Health

Is it better to fit in or embrace the new?

We have all been there: getting into a new environment and not knowing anything about it. There are two ways to handle it - which one will you choose?Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

When motivated volunteers join forces - ESN section in the spotlight July 2020

This month's stage lights are shining bright on ESN UNWE, a sunlit section from Bulgaria. While 2020 seems disastrous to everyone else, it turns out that ESN UNWE have managed to make it their year. Keep reading to find out what kind of magic they used.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture, Volunteering

LGBTQ+ & Proud: The Community on Erasmus

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. Read more
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Erasmus, Culture, Social Inclusion

Living Alone for The First Time

Living alone is a totally new experience. And as with all new experiences, it comes with surprises, ups and downs. And it also makes us realise, adulthood can sometimes be pretty lonely.Read more
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Travels, Culture

Virtual Concert: 10 Great Albums Released During the Global Lockdown

Friendly reminder for brighter days: when the world sucks, listen to some music. When you’re tired of replaying the same old music, don’t miss out on the chance to explore and discover new releases!Read more
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Culture

What my two families taught me about love.

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.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture

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Four years after my first Erasmus, I can trace the biggest decisions of my life back to the moment I made the decision to go on a student exchange. And I’m forever grateful.
What makes our section really special is the atmosphere of support and encouragement. (...) I got this team spirit when I joined the section and found it the most captivating. Your ideas, feedback... that’s all welcome.
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It’s spring, we’re desperate to get away, but it still doesn’t look like international travel will happen anytime soon. But don’t worry!
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From an early age, everyone teaches us that it is important to be kind and to treat others with respect and understanding. They teach us not to raise our voices, to remain calm, and not to pour out our anger on others.
Volunteering not only gives you friends for life, but also unknowingly equips you for job interviews and prepares you for the scary ‘real world’. Here are the most common skills from volunteering you’ve most likely developed without realising!
Doing an ESC in the middle of a pandemic is not for everyone, but I’m proof that it can be a life-changing learning experience if you go into it without high expectations and with a flexible attitude.

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