The year I decided to leave on Erasmus

Erasmus Spain

2018 is over and looking back I can assure it has been an amazing year. I have lived so many experiences, visited so many cities and met so many people that I have become a totally different person than I was at the beginning of this year.

 

I remember the day I sent the application for studying in Spain – thank God I did it!- I was nervous, but excited at the same time. I wanted a change: I was entering a routine and I wanted out. Going on Erasmus was a scary idea. I was afraid of leaving my friends, my family, my studies… But something deep down told me I had to do it. It was now or never.

 

A few days later, my application was accepted and, all of a sudden, I was filling out the Learning Agreement and all the paperwork involved in going on exchange. I bought my ticket, packed my bags and I arrived in the city of my Erasmus at the beginning of September.

 

I still think about all those doubts when I landed… Will I fit in with such different people? Have I made the right choice? What if I don’t feel comfortable? Now, about to return to my home to spend Christmas with my family, I know it was the best decision of my life.

 

My Erasmus has been an amazing experience. I have met amazing people who will definitely be part of my life forever and shared a thousand adventures with them. Like the Madrid Nunca Duerme National Event. It was crazy! Most importantly, though, I have got to know myself. I have face both good and not that good situations which have made me grow enormously.

 

I had read a million times that going on Erasmus is an unforgettable experience. Now that I have lived it, I am completely aware of how real it is.

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