WHAT HAVE I LEARNED ABOUT ERASMUS

“ERASMUS IS JUST PARTYING”

“Erasmus is just partying,” was the most common sentence people said when I announced I’m going to study abroad. Mostly these words came from people who didn’t leave Slovenia for more than two weeks. From people who mostly spent those two weeks in camp in Poreč, at Croatian sea side. As their families did for the last three generations.

Well, whatever. When I was leaving Marburg in August, this time for ever, I was completely overwhelmed with feelings.

But now I know for sure:

  1. No matter where you are and what you are doing, you are capable to survive.
  2. Your cooking skills will improve. Šmorn (Slovenian dish) heals homesickness.
  3. Acting like you really don’t understand helps you avoid penalties for “schwarzenfahren” (I’m speaking theoretically of course). 
  4. Slovenia = Slovakia jokes will never get old. Or be funny.
  5. The World is huuuuuuge when you are saying goodbye to people you love.
  6. The World is small because you know the best is yet to come.

And after all. Erasmus is not just partying, it is as you make it.

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