2009 Hedda Blog Competition Entry #7

Tdai’s Story
Erasmus Mundus
HEEM Graduate, 2006-2008

Having been an Erasmus Mundus student is one of valuable moments in my life. Lots of things passed my life during my studies in Europe. Many experiences have been added to and broadened my perceptions and perspectives towards things. My Master’s Degree study in Europe – University of Oslo, Norway; University of Tampere, Finland; The University of Aveiro, Portugal – would have not come true without the support of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. The academic, social and cultural knowledge gained from this programme has embedded in me.

Besides a strong academic support from this programme, witnessing different worlds of different cultures is remarkably unique. Having had friends from different nationalities and various parts of the world, and having studied in three different universities is awesome, both academically and culturally. My friends learned how to understand my stubborn and childish personality. On the other hand, I learned how to socialize with my friends who came from different all walks of life.

am quite forgetful. I thought time would have erased my good memories
with my friends and life there but it was impossible. This is because
these good memories have been put into one of my drawers and locked. Of
course, there are many ways to open it. One way that I usually do is to
take a look at pictures taken during my studies there. Perhaps, if the
world is still round, I will see my friends again. This is because each
of them still owe me 2 Euros, haha.