Reporter to Malta
It's been 4 months since I arrived in Malta, just 4 months, but to me it feels like so much thanks to all the things that happened. Since I came in Malta it feels like I have begun a new life. I've met fantastic people on this small island. Who would have thought that this experience would change my view of life so much? When my flatmates and I arrived we met a group of Erasmus students that was already living in the building. We stayed with them for 3 weeks before seeing them go back to Italy. They were very welcoming and they made us feel a little bit more at ease, they showed us how everyone just hangs out on each other's apartments and they are the ones that introduced us to the party life of Malta. When they left, I couldn't fully comprehend why they were crying so much, but how naive I was; 3 months forward and I found myself doing the same thing. After they left, a new group of people came and my life changing experience became even more life changing. With the new group, my flatmates and I created a family. We were always together, we shared as much food as thoughts. I like to think that I was lucky, lucky to find such unique and beautiful people. Everyone in the group was so kind and open minded that we were all our genuine selves and we loved it. That's the reason why I think that Erasmus is kind of a double edged sword, you met wonderful people and the day to day life is full of love and happiness. But when all is over you know that you can't go back to your old life and the family that was created is now separated all over the country. You are not the same person anymore so you start changing everything in your life in order to make it fit the new you.
Young, motivated and eager to find out what there is in Europe for them. Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa have been selected for #ErasmusPro, the new Erasmus designed to promote "long-term" vocational training experiences. Thanks to the APRO Formazione project "WAVES - Sail towards your future", Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa are doing their #ErasmusPro in Malta for 6 months, from October 2019 to the beginning of April 2020. Each week, in turn, they will send us their impressions.