Lately, I got a little bit nostalgic about Erasmus+. I decided to create a review of things I got on Erasmus+. It might remind you things you got as well if you have been on this program or maybe convince someone to go on Erasmus+.
Erasmus+ is a life experience and non-formal education. Everyone becomes much more experienced after doing Erasmus+. It can teach not only knowledge at school as an exchange study program but also educate you for the life! I learned there so much!
That was the best year of my life!
I was thinking about the order of things I got on Erasmus+ but it is just impossible to think about the order of all the things I got! I can’t say which I got more or which was more important. They all are super valuable!
Experience! Being alone far from home can teach a lot! It definitely helped to develop my self-sufficiency!
Memories! One life would not be enough to describe all the memories I have!
Friends! Places could be just views but people turn them into memories!
Now I have host-families all around the world! I met people from many, many countries. For example: Australia, Canada, USA, Brasil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Marocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and of course- European countries!
New cultures! As I come from Europe I have met lots of Europeans but there I had a chance to meet with people from different continents! It was amazing!
Trips! We travelled together to explore new places where we hadn’t been before. It was so cool to travel together!
Knowledge of architecture! You know, I studied there architecture. During the exchange, I learned many computer programs. Not just because of teachers but also because of my mates. Super useful!
A lot of fun! The lifestyle was so chilly! I miss that! People cared about school but after that, it was just careless and free! We could do all the things we want, that was so much fun!
I learned myself better! You can only learn yourself when you get out of your comfort zone!
Improved my English! When you meet people from other countries then the only way to communicate with them is to use English. And even if you think that you don’t know how to speak English, trust me, you know it better than you might think. There is just one way to improve- use it, start to speak!
Learned a little bit of Spanish, French, Italien, and Czech, and even some words in Chinese! It was impossible not to learn something in these languages because there were widely spoken by many of my friends. Somehow I just caught some words and could understand the meaning! And I like languages so it was perfect to learn them with friends!
To summarize, I have to admire that I feel really grateful for all of these! I couldn’t get the same things if I wouldn’t be there. Of course, I would have had other things but I am happy with what I got! Those are real values of life! All the things I got and learned are so useful for myself of today! I am happy for everything!
I miss Prague!