22nd November 2020

Dear Students! Even though the current situation is not favourable for travelling around Europe, let’s hope it will not last forever. You can make your dreams come true just as your friends Annika and Espen did. They used the opportunity that the Erasmus+ Programme gave them and spent a whole academic year at our partner institutionUniversity of Crete. Their account of their stay on the island of Crete is short, but will hopefully convince you that following your dreams is simply worth it!

„We decided to do a one year Erasmus on the island of Crete, Greece. Although it was quite a lot of work to organise our courses it was worth every minute. The university there was fantastic, we learned a lot and felt like we could keep up with our peers. We took some Greek classes but you can easily get by with English.  Every weekend we rented a car and went camping around the island, one of the most beautiful places we have ever been.  The weather was amazing for the whole year (except for January and February where it rained a lot). The people were incredibly friendly and helpful. We had the best time and even got engaged at the end 🙂 Would highly recommend Crete as a place to spend your Erasmus!!”

Annika Wieneke and Espen Iselvmo – 6-year medicine programme students (English Division CM)