A comprehensive guide to how it almost certainly wasn´t.
75 things or so you could, should or will be doing during your Erasmus time
Anytime I find out about someone´s participation in the Erasmus Programme, I ask a very simple question: How did it go for you? Time and time again, the answer has been the same, verbatim, literally hundreds of times: “It was the best time of my life.”
I am one of those that so fondly remember their time abroad, a time of internationalism, friendship, music and love.
In a time when Brexits, Trumps, le Pens, Alternatives for Germany, a new-found xenophobia and nationalism as well as narrow-mindedness in politics and people are leading the world into a new, worrying direction, the chance for international fraternisation and understanding that is Erasmus has to be valued even higher. Erasmus is magic, overall, and it has been such for me.
“It is paramount we bring together young people from all over Europe and all over the world. This is our task. This is the goal of our time if you want. The more we can make them understand each other´s background and culture, you see, each other´s traditions and philosophies, the better our world will be in the future, or at least the lesser it will go on decline.”
(Dr. James Kenneth Roberts)