- Erasmus FAQ is the place where we gathered advices useful to every student going on foreign exchange. We divided the topics into three sections - before going on exchange, during exchange and after coming back home. If you feel something is missing simply add a comment or submit your own advice.
Although an Erasmus exchange is anything but a dull experience, we will give you a few tips on how to extract the most and the best from your time abroad.
Meet new people. Try to make as many new friends as possible. At first you may feel a bit shy and have some linguistic problems – don’t worry, it passes very quickly. The more people you know, the bigger chance somebody tells you about a cool party, meeting or trip. Stay openminded! The worst possible scenario is narrowing your contacts to fellow countrymen only. Remember, this should be a horizon-broadening experience, not another weekend with your old school buddies at the dorm.
Travel. Schools as well as the Erasmus Student Network organize many trips, but you can always take matters in your own hands and go to an interesting place of your choice. Perhaps one of your friends is also on an Erasmus exchange in a nearby city/country, check them up on our website! It’s a lot of fun and not that expensive if you choose a cheap airline. You can find affordable tickets through our site.
Embrace the atmosphere. You might be skeptical at first, but eventually it will get to you. Erasmus is an incredible multi-national, multi-cultural experience which you will miss as soon as it ends. Therefore try to get the most of it as it lasts!