Destination: Erasmus | Mood: Adventurous | Feelings: mixed, but mostly excitement
After a couple of hours and probably some bus or train or another flight, you reached your destination..
And there it is: your first night as Erasmus!
My very 1st night as Erasmus
Georgia, Wichernstrasse 18 (Internationales Studentenwohnheim), Erlangen, 01/03/2014
Well, thank god you didn't ask for the 1st night ON Erasmus, as I was already in Germany, the country that would host the experience of my life-time, about 10 days before my exchange program began.
I remember myself laughing out loud while wondering around my Erasmus city, thinking "why the hell did I choose Erlangen, when all of my Greek friends on their Erasmus are now having fun in Barcelona or Lisboa or...I don't know, another fancy place I guess?!".
Not long afterwards, it was time to move into the dormitory I ahd falsely chosen as the best one for me...but thank god, I found out there was another Greek student who had just stepped in; me and Katerina were meant to become true Erasmus besties, no matter how different our mentality & life perspective was!
After buying two (2!) cartons of genuine German beer, we decided it was about time that we go around the huge, old, dirty -but full of people!- building of ours, knocking doors and asking people to join us for a beer.
Most of them turned down our offer, but in the end we found ourselves toasting, talking & bursting into laughs with an Italian and a Spanish, just as if we had known each other since children, on the roof of our 10-floor dormitory, with a full moon shining upon us!
Well, that was it. Perhaps not that "extravagant" or a great story to narrate for many...but it was then when I felt that I was in the right place to be; home ;)
lem jinx, Hambourg, 2013
Hello, sooo I am writing about my first night as Erasmus student in Hamburg!! I also have my fav photo :D I think I could never forget this night. I lived for a semester in Hamburg back in 2013. I was miserable because I was leaving for a foreign (and cold) country all alone, so I was a little terrified, although it was my choice to study abroad. A arrived at Hamburg at night, and since I had too much luggage with me I could not take the metro to my hotel where I would stay for a night until I could go to the student house. In the taxi on my way to the hotel, I felt so lost and nervous I could barely speak German to the driver. When I finally closed the hotel door behind me, I was thinking "Ok, now what?" and what made it worse was the fact that I was unable to connect to the hotel wifi in order to talk to my friends. I wish I could travel back to my older self and tell myself that everything would work out just fine eventually :)
Theodoros Markou, Clermont, 2014 (ted_mk)
"Had to take a bus, a plane and a train to find myself the keys of that dream..." <3
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