ESN – Erasmus Student Network, is an international student organisation with a mission to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. Before I joined RGU, I had no idea what ESN was. I only knew it was one of the groups under RGU Student Union. (more…)
When I first decided to explore the possibility of applying for the Erasmus exchange program, a lot of people asked me why I was thinking about doing it. I think the simple answer for me is, I love the sense of adventure associated with studying and living in another country. (more…)
I thought for this post I would introduce some of my favourite Erasmus experiences over the last month. I still find it crazy how the time has flown by and that I’ve now been living in Finland for over a month and the two-month mark is fast approaching. I’m really starting to feel like I’m getting to know where I’m based and easing into my new way of life, so I thought I would give you an insight into the typical first month of Erasmus.
It was June 2016 when I had my first day as a Student Ambassador (SA) at RGU with the Marketing team. We were organising Open Day for the potential students for the next year. I had received a briefing for the Open Day in advance and again on the event morning. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and we were expecting around 350 to 400 students and parents coming to RGU to meet staff and have a tour of the campus. (more…)
My journey to Aberdeen started in 2015/2016. I went through the application process alongside visa interviews and was well on my way to the master’s program I had been accepted for. Luck and/or good fortune prevailed and I was granted a visa two days before I had to actually arrive in the city. (more…)
I walked into the office of an educational consultant in Mumbai in June 2016, to enquire about the possibility of studying in Europe for my Master’s degree. I was not too hopeful, as at this point I had already appeared for the GRE and TOEFL, and had not met with much success while applying to universities in the US. (more…)
Unforgettable! The song by French Montana ft. Swae Lee, is the song that keeps playing in my head while I write this. My experience so far in Aberdeen has been unforgettably blissful, with wonderful daily discoveries and I would like to share some with you. I will be taking you through major discoveries I have made in Aberdeen since I arrived from Lagos Nigeria, with pictorial evidence. (more…)