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1x studeren in het buitenland was niet genoeg

By |2019-05-18T08:29:11+00:00May 18th, 2019|Erasmus Corner|

Als ik van leven zou kunnen ruilen, dan zou het met dat van Daniël zijn. Hij leeft zijn droomleven; hij heeft al 2x in het buitenland gestudeerd en een 3de keer is in aantocht. Lees hier zijn verhaal Waar en hoelang? "Ik heb 6 maanden in Xiamen in China gestudeerd en daarna heb ik 6 [...]

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“Everyone’s personality affects their art” | Antwerp – City of Art, Ep. 3

By |2018-12-20T15:25:28+00:00December 20th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Entering the building of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp will already blow your mind. But wait until you see all the pieces of art that are created by the 540 art students working there. Grace O’Leary is one of them. She is originally from Dublin, Ireland, and currently spends her Erasmus in [...]

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Broadening horizons

By |2018-12-15T20:01:54+00:00December 15th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Roxana Marianela Calizaya is a 26 years old student of Social Work at the AP Hogeschool in Antwerp. She is in an Erasmus exchange program. Mary, as her friends call her, was born in Mendoza (Argentina). At the age of 22 she moved to Granada (Spain), where she currently lives with her boyfriend [...]

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“I’m a trend anarchist” | Antwerp – City of Art Ep. 2

By |2018-12-07T09:24:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Ghalid Mettioui’s label Dead Artist Society connects art and fashion. Artists create a piece honouring one of their idols who already passed away. The design is then transferred on a T-shirt and sold at an online store, where people can also learn more about the person behind the print. What started as a small idea [...]

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Atlas, one step closer to tolerance

By |2018-12-15T19:05:38+00:00December 5th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

People from more than 170 countries live together in Antwerp, a multicultural city. In 2020 is expected that more than half of its inhabitants have a migrant background. But arriving in a different country is not an easy work. Atlas, supported by Flanders Government, is the main organization in Belgium that helps migrant people integrating in [...]

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Interview: Life after Erasmus and advices

By |2018-11-25T04:45:07+00:00November 25th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

The Erasmus+ program gives a great opportunity for European students to visit other countries and study in the best European universities. But Erasmus is something more than just study, it’s life, experience and memories. Something that never happens again. As an Erasmus student, I asked myself: what will I feel after Erasmus? Now I [...]

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Living for street art | Antwerp – City of Art Ep. 1

By |2018-11-21T20:08:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

A huge part of Antwerp’s art scene can be seen 24/7, all around town: Street art. Local Tim Marschang found his passion in the art form and made it from a silent admirer to the founder of the first international street art platform. […]

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“It’s stated in the Koran that men and women should have the same rights”

By |2018-12-15T19:11:35+00:00November 6th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Ikram, as a young Muslim girl practices her religion with complete faith and devotion, as she comes from a Moroccan family in which Islam is very important. She was born in Barcelona and moved to Belgium at the age of eleven. She is currently studying International Business at Karel de Grote University in Antwerp and, [...]

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Political Facepalm: The Crown for the Wonder Boy

By |2018-01-22T11:52:05+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Germany shivers in anticipation. HE is in Berlin! Crowds of people screaming and welcoming the boy wonder, youngsters collapse as he is passing by. The city lies at his feet. No, this is not about Ed Sheeran. It is about the state visit of the new Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Germany. And no, this [...]

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What the Flanders? – Sexual harassment

By |2018-01-09T17:03:26+00:00January 9th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

Since we arrived in the beginning of September most of the female Erasmus exchange students got sexual harassed in some way. Not always physical, but psychological.  Going home in the dark is now a huge problem for us. The threat of the fact that it can happen anytime and anywhere again is always following us. [...]

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What the Flanders? – Student baptism

By |2018-01-10T12:41:58+00:00January 8th, 2018|Erasmus Corner|

In October I visited Gent, a Flemish city with lots of churches and beautiful old buildings. While I was in awe with the former post office, I spotted two girls with orange warning vests on the square. These warning vests seemed familiar to me. I saw a lot of other young people wearing them an [...]

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Hidden gems of Antwerp – The Begijnhof

By |2018-01-09T14:25:19+00:00December 30th, 2017|Erasmus Corner|

There is a place in Antwerp not many Antwerpeners seem to know of. But that is what makes this location, which Wikipedia calls “oasis of peace”, so special. I am talking about the Begijnhof or beguinage as it is called in English. It’s located in the university district right next to the Ossenmarkt. The Begijnhof [...]

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Why you should visit Vienna.

By |2017-12-11T22:50:58+00:00December 14th, 2017|Erasmus Corner|

Have you ever heard of this common saying? “Vienna is beautiful, but without the Viennese." – Well, that’s pretty accurate. I had to get used to the Viennese people, but after living and studying in Vienna for one year, I slowly but surely started to love this city. Therefore, this post is dedicated to the [...]

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[WTF Belgium] The administrative division in Belgium

By |2017-12-12T14:18:59+00:00December 12th, 2017|Erasmus Corner|

3 languages, 6 governments and 53 ministers, Belgium has one the of the most complicated administrative system in Europe. But don’t worry, despite this muddle, it is easier than it seems. […]

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What the Flanders? – Paying in Bars and Restaurants

By |2018-01-10T12:41:15+00:00December 12th, 2017|Erasmus Corner|

Flanders, I love you. I really do. And what especially helped me falling in love with you is your beer and your food. But with enjoying your lovely drinks and foods often comes something that absolutely bugs me: Paying. Well of course, who likes giving away their money but that’s not what I mean. It’s [...]

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Hidden gems of Antwerp

By |2017-12-30T16:16:28+00:00December 11th, 2017|Erasmus Corner|

Let’s reveal some hidden gems in the city of diamonds! And we’re not going to write about those mainstream tourist hotspots but about hidden cafés that maybe even you haven’t discovered yet! Curious? Go on reading then. Me & My Monkey Let’s be honest, we all love our grandparents. And even though we can’t visit [...]

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Mercado Verde: Foodmarket van eerlijke handel

By |2017-10-16T09:48:19+00:00May 21st, 2017|Cityscape, Erasmus Corner|

Op 11 mei organiseerden Erasmusstudenten van de Universiteit van Antwerpen samen met vzw USOS een foodmarket, Mercado Verde, op het Hof Van Liere. Het voedselmarktje stond in teken van eerlijke handel en hoopte om studenten daar bewuster van te maken. Het was dan ook geen toeval dat het net op de Dag van Eerlijke Handel [...]

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“Opleiding journalistiek is in Antwerpen theoretischer”

By |2017-10-16T09:48:23+00:00December 28th, 2016|Erasmus Corner, Journalistiek studeren|

Steeds vaker komen Nederlanders in België studeren. Ik weet er alles van, aangezien ik zelf aan de andere kant van de grens woon. Ik kan echter niet oordelen over de verschillen tussen het hoger onderwijs in Nederland en België. Dat kan de Nederlandse uitwisselingsstudent Bjorn Rommens wel. Zijn de Belgische opleidingen daadwerkelijk [...]

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Playlist of the Week

By |2017-10-16T09:48:23+00:00December 26th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

  Christmas holidays have arrived and it's finally time to relax. Come back down from the pre-festive stress with this weeks playlist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKWZaREWkg&list=PLlWMWDk8qv_FaKdL1S1yPibs7i9OcSH_J Alice Phoebe Lou - Society Incubus - Drive Arctic Monkeys -Fluorescent Adolescents Dillon - Thirteen Thirtyfive Chet Faker - No Diggity Dispatch - Bang Bang (Vinyl Sessions) Gary Clark Jr. - 12 [...]

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Erasmus Live: Christmas Special (Show 6)

By |2017-10-16T09:48:24+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Hangovers and homesickness - join the nostalgia as we look back on our Erasmus time! This week with Dea from Croatia, one of the few hardcore Erasmus students who chose to spend her Christmas here in Belgium. Get ready for 45 minutes full of christmas songs and Erasmus stories. Merry Christmas! Vrolijk kerstfeest! Frohe Weihnachten!  

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My Nobel Price : Leonardo DiCaprio

By |2017-10-16T09:48:24+00:00December 21st, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

An brillant actor  Leonardo DI Caprio, born in California and is starting to act at 14’. He receives differents titles for his acting and to be director like: Academy Award, Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild Award… He receives an Oscar and he used his notoriety to speak about climate, a huge buzz for him and a good thing for the climate and Human rights.   Pinterest [...]

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Playlist of the week – Country Diversity

By |2017-10-16T09:48:24+00:00December 21st, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Because diversity is one of the most important source of wealth, I invite you this week to listen different kind of music, all from different countries. From moving to chilling, you will discover a panel of diversity, because sometimes it is good to have an overview to develop our thoughts, our ideas. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6mbF-15R0M&list=PLXseR45SVyrzw72Xm34gJH9qxuZlK-vsD  

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Did you know ? Party in LILLE SOLFERINO OR “LE VIEUX LILLE” (The old city)

By |2017-10-16T09:48:24+00:00December 21st, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Lille (France) is a huge city with 250 000 inhabitants and as a metropolis, 1 200 000 inhabitants. The city is the 4th biggest city above Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Lille is known for Dutch speaking like: RIJSEL and its surname is “Flanders’s capital”. Why you should go to make party ?  Lille is known for [...]

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Erasmus Live: Show 5

By |2017-10-16T09:48:24+00:00December 19th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Ever wondered what it's like to buy a bike in Berlin? This show we spoke with Nick, one of the founders of the Antwerp company "UniCycle", who spent a whole semester there. We also talked with Leila from France about the Entrevues Film Festival for all the movie lovers out there. And as an extra [...]

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Our Nobel Prize of this week goes to: Ellen DeGeneres

By |2017-10-16T09:48:25+00:00December 16th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

“Be kind to one another”. Those are the famous words American TV-host Ellen DeGeneres, from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, keeps saying to viewers all over the world everyday. She begins each show with a short monologue followed by a dance, which brings her into the audience before she settles into her onstage chair. [...]

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Erasmus Live Show 2

By |2017-10-16T09:48:25+00:00December 15th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Give our second Erasmus Live show a listen now. We've got interviews with Erasmus students and information on our Erasmus events. https://soundcloud.com/amy-taylor-70/eramus-live-show-2

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Nobel Prize to Clive Stafford Smith

By |2017-10-16T09:48:26+00:00December 9th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

  Attorney For Human Rights   Clive Stafford Smith (born 9 July 1959) is a British attorney, who represented more than 128 inmates from the infamous Guantanamo Bay Prison. Stafford Smith started his career with a graduation from the Columbian Law School in New York. After working for nine years in the Southern Center of [...]

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Did you know: Holland vs The Netherlands

By |2017-10-16T09:48:27+00:00December 8th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

The one thing I can get very fed up with is saying “Holland” instead of “The Netherlands” when talking about the whole of the country. Although we gave up on the fact to educate the world and forcing them to say “The Netherlands” instead of “Holland” (we named our national tourism website [...]

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Our Nobel Price of the week is awarded to Denis Mukwege

By |2017-10-16T09:48:27+00:00December 8th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

First because he had been nominated for the real Nobel Peace Prize but he did not receive it yet, second because he is a great fighter of human rights while he is living in a country afflicted by war, and third because he is well known for ‘fixing’ raped women during armed conflicts. In the [...]

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Erasmus Live Radioshow 4

By |2017-10-16T09:48:27+00:00December 7th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Still want to know more about the Erasmus experience? Then you should listen to the radio show ‘Erasmus Live’! Show 4 is out now! Every Wednesday from 12 till 12.45 pm, you’ll be updated on past and coming events, get a glimpse of how it is to study abroad via interviews and you can [...]

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Playlist of the week – Christmas Vibes

By |2017-10-16T09:48:27+00:00December 6th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Christmas is coming! Still need to get into the Christmas spirit or looking for some good songs for your own playlist? This week (and the next weeks) you can enjoy our special Christmas playlist. So sit down and enjoy the music while studying or chilling at home.  

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Erasmus wint aan populariteit

By |2017-10-16T09:48:27+00:00December 5th, 2016|Cityscape, Erasmus Corner|

Nog nooit eerder zijn zoveel studenten op Erasmus geweest. Alleen al 5.325 Vlaamse jongeren werkten het voorbije academiejaar hun studies of stage af in het buitenland. Dat is ongeveer 4,6 procent meer dan in 2015, zo blijkt uit cijfers van minister van Onderwijs Hilde Crevits (CD&V). Steeds meer studenten werken hun studies of stage af [...]

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Erasmus Live: Radioshow 3

By |2017-10-16T09:48:28+00:00November 30th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

What is Erasmus in Dublin like? In this podcast Bengt from AP will talk about his experiences so far and why to use the chance to go on Erasmus. Furthermore our travel reporter talks about an upcoming trip to the christmas market in Cologne and you get information on the next ev ent we planned for you. [...]

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Did you know?

By |2017-10-16T09:48:28+00:00November 28th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

This is Austria When Belgians and Austrians come together, it’s probably at an après-ski bar in the Alps. That’s where Belgians probably pick up the song “Anton aus Tirol”, which to hear about surprised me a lot. But often, that’s where the knowledge about my homecountry  stops. In order to give you more insight into [...]

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Our Nobel Prize of the week is awarded to Stephen Hawking

By |2017-10-16T09:48:28+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Even if you’re not into science there’s a big chance you’ve heard about Professor Stephen Hawking. The English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge is probably one of the most known scientist of the era. If you see his resume you will probably [...]

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Did you know: The better version of the Oktoberfest

By |2017-10-16T09:48:28+00:00November 16th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

In Germany we have five seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter and Kerwa. It’s that magical time of the year you pull out your Dirndl or Lederhosen from the back of your closet and spend the weekends dancing on (or falling off) a beer bench to awful music with a gigantic jug of beer in your [...]

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Erasmus Live Radioshow 1

By |2017-10-16T09:48:29+00:00November 16th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

Always wanted to know more about the Erasmus experience? Then you should listen to the radio show ‘Erasmus Live’! Every Wednesday from 12 till 12.45 pm, you’ll be updated on past and coming events, get a glimpse of how it is to study abroad via interviews and you can listen to travel reports. [...]

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Did you know that being mixed race in Bolivia isn’t recognized by the government?

By |2017-10-16T09:48:30+00:00November 6th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

It means in a diversified country with at least 37 cultures, you can't be metis. In fact, Bolivia is the Latin-American country with the biggest proportion of “indigenous” people, the population who was present before the colonization. Since 2009, when the new constitution has been realized, the notion of “mixed race” has disappeared. The new [...]

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Our Nobel Prize: Emmanuelle Charpentier, inventor of CRISPR

By |2017-10-16T09:48:31+00:00October 28th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

What at first sounds like a weird cereal brand, is in fact one of the most groundbreaking discoveries in bioscience: CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.) It is a tiny molecular structure that bacteria use to fight viruses. Almost like an intelligent pair of genetic scissors can it detect and destroy “enemy” cells. Emmanuelle [...]

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Did you know: The biggest party in The Netherlands

By |2017-10-16T09:48:31+00:00October 24th, 2016|Erasmus Corner|

There’s a big chance that you – as a Flemish student – know already a lot about The Netherlands. We’re neighbours, speak the same language, learn quite a lot about each others history and both celebrate Sinterklaas. But today I’m going to tell you about a tradition that almost defines the Dutch culture. And without [...]

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