There are so many amazing moments waiting for you when you take part of one of those international erasmus+ projects. Exciting moments, strange moments, instructive moments, and many more. Maybe you’ve recognized yourself in one of those situations. Maybe you have experienced all of them. But in case you haven’t, go and apply for a erasmus+ project – it is totally worth it!
Sneak peek into the 30 years of #ErasmusPlus launch event in Brussels! The 30th anniversary will be celebrated with a year-long programme of events at European and national level ! So check what is happening in your country! The programme started off with 3,200 students from 11 countries in 1987 and over the past 30 years, it has given 9 million people the chance to study, train, volunteer or gain professional experience abroad! ?????? #studentabroad #studentlife #erasmus #europeanunion #birthdayparty #muffin #celebration
This is not supposed to be a summary of our Camp Democracy schedule, I will try to describe you two exciting things which happend beside the official program – even if you are not expecting them.
Meetings strangers – leaving friends.
True – it is hard to apply for a week without knowing the other participants. Leaving a comfort zone is always hard. But try it! You have the chance to travel to unknown places and meet new people. In the beginning it might be a meeting of strangers but in the end you are leaving a group of friends.
Don’t try to find excuses. Not being fluent in English is not counting. Communication is not all about language. Financial issues? Check the prices first – it might be less than you are expecting.
Let your journey begin 😉
2. Learning – all day.
Sometimes learning is quite simple. And again I don’t mean the official program. During an erasmus+ event you are learning all day – sometimes during the official sessions – but the rest of the day incidentally. Talking to other people from different countries is learning. So while you are enjoying a short break (and the sun/snow) and talk to other participants you are gaining knowledge – by accident. During our time in Rhodes (Greece) we talked a lot about the Greek society – not only because Greek delegates always where late.
Those guys are always late:
In Sweden we learned a lot about the Swedish society- and ice fishing and why snow is actually quite useful.
Every journey comes to an end – but Camp Democracy hopefully not yet. Thank all of you guys for those amazing experiences! Hope to see you at the Camp Democracy Part II.