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

Feel-Good Reads

Staying indoors is simple, staying entertained is another issue. Give your Netflix account a breather and check out these awesome books!Read more
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Culture, Health

10 Films to Watch During Self-isolation 

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.Read more
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Culture

Changed After The Exchange: Ready to Thrive in a Multicultural World!

Being on an exchange is, for many of us, the experience of a lifetime. Apart from meeting new friends from all over the world and expanding our knowledge in our field of studies, we change and evolve as individuals, too.Read more
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Culture

12 Places to Visit During Carnival

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.Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

Making exchange students feel at home - ESN section in the spotlight

Making exchange students feel at home and turning a team into a family are ESN Marmara's areas of expertise.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture, Volunteering, Education

5 Amazing Outdoor Activities To Try With Friends

Some of us are lucky enough to live in an area with a warm climate and are able to enjoy outdoor activities all year long. Although winter is here and we may have to stay inside for the cold months, there are many activities to look forward to.Read more
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Culture, Health

A Holiday Meal for Intercultural Exchange

Christmas is a holiday traditionally spent with family and close friends. When you’re on Erasmus, going home for the holidays is not always possible. Multiple cities across Europe offer a solution for those who spend Christmas in their Erasmus city.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture

Christmas Markets Around Europe

Yes, it is that time of year again; The aroma of mulled wine and handmade candles, the sky full of fairy lights, – Christmas markets are opening! Do you still think they are all the same? Wrong! Welcome to the class 'Christmas diversity around Europe'.Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

A decade of Erasmus Friendship

Keeping in touch with your Erasmus friends after the exchange is over is not always easy, but these friends have made sure they meet each other at least once a year for the past 10 years! Here’s an Erasmus friendship that has lasted a decade!Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

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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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Culture shock is never easy to grasp. We come from different backgrounds, regions, countries and ethnic groups.

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