Getting your Encore of the Erasmus Generation

I joined ESN for a simple reason: to do more than studying. It has already been 4 years since that, and if someone had told me from the past what I could do thanks to this student organisation, I would have answered that they were entirely bonkers. Read more
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Erasmus, Volunteering

Christmas From a Distance

Finding a home away from home can be difficult, but these young people managed not only to spend the holidays perfectly happy wherever they were but to give time and energy to others’ and brighten up their (holi)days as well.Read more
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Erasmus

New year new you? Where to go to tick off your 2021 goals

2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? So it’s quite understandable if your New Year’s Resolution is literally just to survive 2021.Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture, Health

Observations of an Expat

They’re sitting on the small balcony, chatting. The sun is shining bright today, and the temperature is just perfect if you sit in the sunlight. They’re slowly sipping coffee and smiling. Read more
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Erasmus, Culture

Festive fun for an amazing Christmas 2020 wherever you are

Holidays in 2020 might be slightly different to other years but there are still plenty of fun festive experiences to be had wherever you’re celebrating.Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

Cheap Eats in Europe

We know that, as a student, you’re often short on cash. We also know that a lot of European cities can be really expensive and it’s hard to find good food at restaurants that fit your budget! Read more
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Erasmus, Travels, Culture

Kindness: The Superpower of Individuals

Kindness has always been the driving force of every major social change, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it could potentially be the key factor in changing the world.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture, Volunteering, Social Inclusion

How Can Schrödinger's Cat Explain Our Existential Origins?

At some point in our lives, we all wonder whether there is a foundation in our existence or if we are just a set of circumstances. Either way, understanding human nature could lead us to understand ourselves.Read more
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Erasmus

The Algorithm of Life

We are so busy trying to figure out life’s algorithm that sometimes we miss what’s in front of us. Life.Read more
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Erasmus, Culture

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

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Doing an Erasmus mobility in pandemic times sounds like a journey in the dark, with more obstacles and less freedom. Thus, many students are questioning if such mobility will be worth it in the end.
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Oh, to be a mobility student. To explore new countries, meet people from all over the world, and learn about different cultures. Studying abroad will certainly be one of the best experiences of your life, but not only for the obvious reasons.
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Looking for a job is never easy. After receiving too many rejections and the majority of applications being ignored, it is difficult to stay sane and motivated.
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We all have been there - struggling with packing all our belongings before heading out on Erasmus. How much time have we spent wondering: “am I going to use this?” ...maybe it is about time to make more space for memories and less for objects.
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This month, the ESNblog celebrates its fifth anniversary! We’ve had ups and downs and even in a very complicated year, we never stopped writing. From the ESNblog team, here are the top 5 most-read articles of the year.
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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.

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