Spain

I studied abroad in Gandia (near Valencia), Spain from February to July 2013 as an Erasmus exchange student.

I was the first time for me to be living, studying, going to school, travelling, eating, partying, … and writing this blog from another place in the world. It all started with a simple application with many implications…

What?

I’ve signed up for the Erasmus Exchange Program, a great opportunity for university students – like me – to spend 3 up to 12 months in another European country while studying towards their degree. It’s a great programme for students that want to live abroad, experience a foreign culture, meet new people and learn a foreign language. And due to my great school results of the first academic year, my passion for Spanish speaking countries, my dedication and motivation… I made it to the lucky few!!!

Where?

My home adress was somewhere near Playa de Gandía, near the beautiful city of Valencia, in SPAIN! My Erasmus university was “Universidad Politécnica de Valencia – Campus de Gandia”.

Read about my ERASMUS experiences here:

Why?

I was studying a bachelor degree in Tourism and Leisure Management in Belgium. I started this study in 2011, after I graduated from high school – where I also studied tourism. Once I heard about the Erasmus possibility, I immediately wanted to go for it!

My previous travel trips in Europe and Central America had made me excited for more. And I was dreaming of discovering new horizons and passionately working on my Spanish skills. Above that, Belgium does not really offer nice weather and Spain does! And that said, I still have left the quality of life out of consideration! 😉

Why I really wanted to go is because the unknown inspires me. At this point, I Dif not know where I was going because it is not the destination, it is the story that I’m going to write that will guide me through life. Only one thing about that was for sure, it was an enrichment for whatever is next…!

I also traveled quite a lot during my time in Spain.

Read about my travels in Spain here:

May the sun and happiness be with you!

Julie

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