Hey everyone , so I know I have been gone for a while but I was just really busy with studying for exams and the end of term but I am back now and more ready then ever to keep this blog up to date and make it the best I can. As the title suggests my Erasmus has come to an end and I have mixed emotions. I am happy to be home and in my own room and house, having a big kitchen and an oven is amazing and having my family and friends all around me. It’s great being able to get out of bed and actually have a distance to walk around and not have every thing within two steps of each other. I was also getting a bit fed up of the university towards the end of my year just with lack of information for Erasmus students and a lack of organisation so I was happy to leave them behind.
Even though these all made me happy to leave it was also mixed with the sad emotions of leaving my friends. We had such an amazing time together and they really helped to make my year, I know it certainly wouldn’t have been the same without them. Especially the two girls Courtney and Charley ,became like my family over the 8 months as we only had each and we did everything together even if it was just a walk to the shops to get out of our rooms. They really did make my year what it was and it has been weird not being able to just text them asking to meet up and seeing them like 5 minutes later. Although it is sad they only live in England so its not far and with modern technology and social media we are always connected whether it’s Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, Skype or Snapchat. So although I was sad to leave them as they were so close all the time , I am truly glad that I met them and had such an amazing year.
Looking back Erasmus was great , although I don’t know whether my language really improved but I’m sure it did subconsciously as I was immersed in it. It felt like a kind of holiday in a way in which I got to meet new people from all over the world and make new friends. I would recommend Erasmus to anyone who wants to do it as I think it is a great year to just take a break from the hard work of college and see another country and meet other people. Don’t get me wrong you have to work as well but not being in your college just makes it feel like there is less pressure. You’ll get to learn about new cultures and more about a language you study possibly. It really is a year that will stay with you for the rest of your life because of the people you meet and the memories you make together.
Let me know if any of you have been on Erasmus and what you thought of it?