Are you going on Erasmus and feeling uneasy about all the rumors you’ve heard about it? First things first, don’t believe everything you read or hear, since everyone’s experience is different! And secondly, don’t worry, we are here to reestablish the truth on those myths of Erasmus and start talking FACTS!
‘The first week of Erasmus is depressing’
The first week of Erasmus can be frightening since it’s your first time alone in a new city, but there’s nothing horrible about it, on the contrary it’s quite exciting! A new city, a new country, culture, and language! You’ll get to meet new people from all around the world and hopefully make amazing friends with whom you’ll share incredible memories 😊
‘I won’t understand a word of what anyone says’
This is clearly a myth of Erasmus and of travelling in general. You’ll be surprised by the amount of internationals in the same situation as you. Generally, as long as you can speak English you can get your way with anyone, almost everywhere. Even with locals, no worries you’ll always find a way to be understood and to understand them! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to learn the local language, since you have the perfect opportunity to do so.
‘You won’t study during your Erasmus’
Unfortunately for all the students who were looking forward to vacations, this is the biggest Myth of Erasmus. You will be kept busy enough. So don’t get fooled by the rhythm of the integration weeks, the work will quickly come, and you’ll fall behind if you’re not ready for it to get real!
‘The Erasmus grant can cover all my living expenses’
We wish it did… But unfortunately, it is again a myth of Erasmus, you’re going to have to learn how to spend reasonably. If you addition rent, food, and activities, you’ll quickly go beyond your grant. So be careful and spend smart😉
‘I won’t integrate if I don’t go partying every night’
Although partying is a big part of the Erasmus lifestyle, missing a few parties won’t make you an outcast. Attending integration parties at the beginning to make friends is a must, but don’t force yourself to go out. Save your social battery, and remember you have months to enjoy your Erasmus experience!
These are the myths of Erasmus you’ll hear the most while looking for testimonials. But then again, everyone’s way of experiencing the Erasmus lifestyle and handling it is different. The best thing to do is to make an opinion for yourself. So book a room on our platform, pack your things, hop on your flight, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. Trust us, Erasmus will be a memorable chapter of your life, and this for sure isn’t a myth!