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Erasmus+ - What our students say

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Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons while studying. Hear what some of our students have said about their Erasmus+ programmes.

Hiral

BA Education, Culture & Society (graduated 2014). Studied at Luxembourg University as part of the Erasmus programme.
"I enjoyed learning, living and socialising in a different way."

My exchange experience was amazing, the thing I enjoyed the most about the exchange is the amount of new friends I managed to make – some for life! I enjoyed being in a different country; although there are many similarities in comparison to the UK there are as many differences too. I enjoyed learning, living and socialising in a different way.

The exchange programme has made me more independent and made me wiser in making choices in different circumstances. Also topmost it allowed me to interact with multilingual and multicultural individuals on a daily basis, allowing me to learn about new a culture and indulge in different languages. The whole experience now allows me to interact with other with more ease.

Friends and family were also able to visit me. Luxembourg University never gave a chance for any of us Erasmus students to feel alone as events for socialising were often organised. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me. The best piece of advice I could give anyone thinking about an Erasmus exchange is make the most of the opportunity given and go with an open mind, everything will fall into place and you will enjoy the whole journey.


Emma

BA Drama & Theatre Arts (graduated 2014). Studied at Trinity College Dublin as part of the Erasmus programme
"It truly is a once in a life time opportunity and will make you thrive in so many ways."

Having the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university made me realise that the world really is our oyster. I enjoyed collaborating with incredibly talented students at Trinity and fully took advantage of the facilities at the university to experiment more with my work. It made me appreciate Goldsmiths more and when I returned I became far more active within the theatre scene at Goldsmiths and around London.

The exchange allowed me to work on devising performance, showing it to the whole year, and achieving the highest mark. This was an incredible experience and made me realise that we are capable of so much if given the right tools. I would advise any other student not to miss out on this incredible chance. It may seem like a lot of stress with juggling the dissertation and projects, but it truly is a once in a life time opportunity and will make you thrive in so many ways.


Samuel

BA Drama & Theatre Arts, graduated 2013. Studied at Trinity College Dublin as part of the Erasmus programme
"Meeting other students on the Erasmus programme from other countries added a truly international element to the course."

It was a brilliant adventure where I got to meet people from many different backgrounds. Also, meeting other students on the Erasmus programme from other countries added a truly international element to the course.

At Trinity I was able to choose a module that was not in my department at Goldsmiths; I chose to study a module on politics which went on to form part of my final dissertation. I have great memories of devising and creating a pantomime from scratch that was shown to the year’s cohort as part of an assessment.

It was great to have the opportunity take part in the many societies and clubs that Trinity has created in its long history. I joined the fencing society and trained every Tuesday and Friday for the duration of my stay.

If you are thinking about taking part in Erasmus I would say preparation is key for before you go, during your stay and for returning to Goldsmiths. You’ll find very quickly that you can get lost in the splendour of being somewhere new and the tasks you still need to complete for your home course start to fall behind. Keeping on top of all of this and preparing yourself for the workload will really stand you in good stead for the programme and is a great time-keeping skill for your future.

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