English·Norway

How To Get Over Your Erasmus Experience Once You’re Back Home

Did you just come back from a semester or a year studying abroad? Have you been back for a while but still feels a twinge when you think about your Erasmus experience? Have you heard about the Post-Erasmus Depression and think you might be infected? This article is made for you!

I’ve spent a year in Bergen, Norway and I have been back to Paris, France for an endless 5 months now, and here are a few tips I have collected so far from my own experience of a depressed-yet-happy Erasmus student.

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One of many incredible sunsets in Bergen, Norway – August 2017

1. Re-discover your city and/or your country

You’re back from an adventure abroad, in a different country, a different culture and with people that are different, it means you have now new eyes and a new way of seeing things. What better idea than to re-discover places you thought you knew like the back of your hand? You will then realise that you don’t need to go that far to see wonderful things. As Marcel Proust rightfully wrote, « The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. » Lire la suite « How To Get Over Your Erasmus Experience Once You’re Back Home »

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English·Finland

[Finnish Lapland] A Journey to the end of the world

During this 10-day trip, I discovered 4 Finnish cities: Helsinki, Ranua, Rovaniemi and Saariselkä. Nope, I don’t have a cold. Come on, show some respect to the Finnish people 😛

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My journey started in Helsinki (no actually, it started the night before in Bergen on the night-train to Oslo and then on the plane to Helsinki but it’s basically the same, so I’ll keep Helsinki for short) where I left by night-bus with the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) association. We drove all night long to reach Ranua at 9 am. Ranua is located just south of Rovaniemi. There, we visited the Zoo. Here’s a useless information: this is Finland’s most northern zoo! 😉 Lire la suite « [Finnish Lapland] A Journey to the end of the world »