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Battling the Post-Erasmus Blues: Culture Shock, again?

Culture Shock. It is a term we have all heard a hundred times before and it is something that every university will mention in pre-departure meetings. As Erasmus students, we all associate these two words with the beginning of our time abroad. But what do they actually mean? And is it possible to get “culture shocked” twice?

Il-lingwa tiegħi, dari: il-Malti

Kemm taf dwar il-lingwa Maltija? Mhux wisq? F’dan l-episodju l-ġdid mis-sensiela “Il-lingwa tiegħi, dari” tista’ ssir taf aktar dwar il-lingwa mitkellma fil-gżira ċkejkna, Malta.

On democracy and social behaviour

After a year full of unexpected voter decisions, the other half of the western world is left wondering – why did this happen, and how did we not see it coming? In this article we dive into the idea of democracy and social behaviour and analyze the troubling problems of today’s politics. What could a solution look like?

This is how the new year is celebrated all over Europe

Seven days after Christmas and the magic of the festive season slowly comes...

In cucina con la nonna (Italia): pasta alla carbonara

Oggi, per la rubrica “Cucinando con la nonna”, vi propongo una ricetta italiana famosa in tutto il mondo che ha come luogo d’origine il Lazio, la regione della capitale Roma: la pasta alla carbonara.

Battling the Post-Erasmus Blues: Hello my name is…

While it may not be a recognised medical condition, that glum feeling you get when you return to your home university is definitely normal, and something that every Ex-Erasmus student experiences. Right? In our new series, you can follow our author’s way back into ‘normal-life’ after an eventful year abroad.

Es ist noch nichts passiert, und doch ist alles anders – Großbritannien nach dem Referendum

Der 24. Juni, der Tag, an dem das Ergebnis des Referendums der Briten über den EU-Austritt bekannt gegeben wurde, ist inzwischen einige Wochen her. Das erste Gefühl der Überraschung und Ungläubigkeit, das an diesem Tag Großbritannien, Europa und die Welt erfasste, hat sich gelegt und das Land ist nun nicht mehr, was es vorher war. Was hat sich verändert und was wird die Zukunft bringen?

Cocinando con la abuela (España): Tortilla de patatas

En esta entrega de “cocinando con la abuela” os enseñamos a cocinar una popular tortilla de patatas, también llamada tortilla española.

Cultural diversity is Europe’s biggest strength

In Europe, so many different countries and cultures are packed together that it is hard to imagine everyone getting along. And yet, we do. Sort of. Well, some teasing and quarrels happen even in the best families. But what we should never forget is that this diversity is also our biggest asset. Nine young people from different parts of Europe have told us about what they feel the people in their country could learn from others in Europe, and also how they think their country could serve as an example for the community in other ways.

Rodando por el mundo

Salir de fiesta, ir de conciertos y viajar mucho. Seguro que lo has hecho mil veces. Pero entonces alguien te comenta: “¡Pensé que a ti no te iba este tipo de cosas!” ¿Te sorprende? Es la situación con la que Marta Llauradó se encuentra a diario. Una chica con diversidad funcional en cuyo blog intenta desmentir los prejuicios que la sociedad tiene sobre ella.


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