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Erasmus in Saarbrücken, Germany: A road completed

I’ve been trying for days to find the best words to describe my experience in Germany as a blind Erasmus STudent, and the truth is that I can’t find them. I can’t find them due to the simple fact that I have lived so many experiences here, so many experiences that have “opened my eyes”, so many things I’ve lived through that have made me realize how important it is to be independant, continue with my studies…
I came here alone, and I’m leaving with many new friends, people that have become important for me and others that have accompanied me and were there through my best and worst moments. At christmas I made a list of people that were important for me, but I feel it now unnecessary. Firstly because there would be way too many people to list, and secondly because you know who you are.
In part I just want to go to Spain, go to Salou again, go to the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, spend time with my family… But on the other hand I just want to stay here. I guess it’s inevitable, otherwise it would mean I didn’t have a good time.
As a conclusion to this blog I’d like to give a shout out to everyone who is thinking of doing an Erasmus or an exchange, be it in Saarbrücken or any other city in any other country. Exchange helps a lot when you want to become more independant, organize yourself as a person and, most importantly, when learning a language.
I came here with a low to normal German level and I think I’ve learned a lot since then in the 10 months I’ve been here.
As you might have noticed when I began writing the blog, my first weeks here were tough until you get used to the people and the culture. The Germans are not like the Spanyars and the other Erasmus Students from other countries are not Spanyards, either. You can’t make the mistake of “teaming up” with the students from your country because then you don’t really learn the language.
And now, I’m going back to VIla Universitaria! Yesterday I got the confirmation that I have an apartment there, and I hope to have a good year, a more independant year thanks to my Erasmus in Saarbrücken, germany, a road to independence.