I was in my final year completing a BA and at that point I was thinking of a university I would like to go to do my Master’s. It quickly became obvious that going for an Erasmus exchange was a perfect option to ‘test the waters’, attend classes with my future lecturers, get my bearings and ease into this next step in my education. This semester abroad armed me with a new perspective, built my confidence, grow academically, and gave me a unique opportunity to meet remarkable people.
My quest for knowledge and opportunities did not end with me getting another degree. I became a participant in a number of youth exchanges all across Europe, and most recently as project coordinator for an organization in Andalusia, Spain. I was put in charge of Erasmus+ youth exchanges. I see it as a chance and an obligation to fill in the gaps in those areas of education often overlooked by conventional state institutions. This programme gives me much flexibility, allows me to voice opinions, sends me to some outstanding locations and puts me in touch with people, who become friends for life.