'' Iam Amanda I came from Latvia - a beautiful European country on the shores of the Baltic Sea. I was fortunate enough to take part in the Erasmus+ exchange program to study at the Middle East University. I was and still very excited and happy to be in this country. The people in Jordan are extremely nice and hospitable, I have never felt this welcomed in any country I’ve been to before. It’s said that you get to know the real side of people during hard times, and I think that the same applies to truly getting to know a country. I am very happy about what I’ve seen so far, because everything here seems very organized - the government makes quick, effective decisions in the fight against the spread of the virus, and it is a real pleasure to see a country that cares so much about its people. I think Jordanians have a reason to be extremely proud. So far the online studies have been very successful. I am surprised by the university's quick reaction to the given situation. I do believe that online studies are not as productive as they are in-person, but it is the most suitable solution in this situation. From what I can tell, the professors at the university are dealing greatly with the situation. I appreciate their efforts in trying to maintain a high level of academic quality, despite these hard times. Of course, there are some technical difficulties as well as psychological matters that make studying at home a bit harder, but we are all in this together. I want to express my gratitude to all of my friends from the MEU and elsewhere for making me feel like home during my time here. The exchange program has been quite unusual so far, but I still value the time spent here. With great memories and excitement, I look back at my first day at the university and can't wait to go back again”
“Erasmus+ was a Life changing Experience, a journey full of adventures and great memories. Erasmus+ increases my confident and awareness, and it is one of the most important points for me. Erasmus+ helped me cross my limits, showed me that “I can and I will do it! It pushed me for travelling, for meeting new people, for getting challenges, for being better myself, and allowed me to take responsibility of my actions and building relationships with other nations and helped me to share my own culture with others and to explain it in a proper way, so I really recommend everyone at my home university to apply for this amazing experience.”
"I would like to say that I gained a perfect experience at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, and I have more self-confidence because the culture affected me positively. By spending time abroad, my curiosity about other cultures increased. I want to know more about foreigners and I am not afraid of moving from one country to another. I am more flexible culturally because of this interest in other cultures. Going on a student exchange program makes me much more self-reflective. It strengthens my ability to confront changing environments, and it helps me get to know myself better. I have faced challenges that I have never faced before. When you go to another country, there is usually no other way to communicate than in a language different to your own. I have to use languages which I may not have fully mastered. But practice makes perfect or, in this case, exchange improves proficiency. What is more, I don’t just improve the languages I already know - I often start learning a new one! Studying abroad changed me; being part of a new society in which you'll discover new habits, learn new things and re-educate yourself is an amazing experience. So the person you'll become will be more open towards new, more tolerable and in general more appreciating about life. Because Erasmus is much more than just studying abroad and discovering new people; it's about rediscovering a better version of yourself."
"Erasmus+ is one of those adventures which can’t be forgotten, it was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. The Erasmus+ program is more about cultural exchange rather than just studies. The chance to live in different countries and meet people from such a diverse background is the most attractive part of the program. The best part is to understand that there is a whole world out there which is different than us in many ways, I certainly feel it had made me more open-minded, more tolerant and more knowledgeable after being part of the Erasmus+ family."