Erasmus 2017: The End

It’s time to say goodbye to the most amazing and challenging experience of my life: Erasmus in Zadar. There were five months of change, drama, friendship, travelling and love. I believe that I’ve changed a lot during my stay in Zadar and I learned a lot about myself and about people. I don’t know which are the perfect words to describe this experience but damn it was worth everything.

I will miss everything…people, the sea, those incredible views and sunsets and even menza. This is the most difficult period of any Erasmus experience when you have to say goodbye to people and to re-start your normal life and re-establish yourself in your usual comfort zone but the good thing about it is the fact that you feel more courageous to step out of this comfort zone and begin new adventures (exciting trips will begin soon, more exactly in less than one month).

I want to thank everyone for all those incredible moments that we shared together and I always tell people that I learned something from each one of them because we’re all special and different and that’s the beauty of being part of an international environment. I think I tried as much as I could to teach people about my country and culture and it was a pleasure to represent both my country and university. I’m also thankful for the amazing teachers I’ve had here and all those nice classes, I can’t wait to put in practice everything I learned.

Was Croatia better than Portugal? I always refused to answer this question due to the fact that every Erasmus experience is different and unique but you know what….it damn was! Erasmus in Croatia was better in terms of people, landscapes and overall experience, that’s why I totally recommend it to everyone. Once Erasmus, always Erasmus…thus, my next international experience will be either in Poland, Hungary or Bulgaria. Erasmus is AMAZING and I’m grateful for everything! Erasmus is now my favorite lifestyle! #ILoveYouZadar

Growing up in a small city, I never thought I would get the chance to travel the world, yet dreams can always come true. You just need to be dedicated, passionate, and always eager to try new things and never step away from being yourself.