Last evening, EU Ambassador Christina Lassen received Erasmus alumni and Erasmus students at the residence for a networking event. The alumni, who took part in exchange programmes between Lebanese and European universities during the years 2017 to 2019, shared stories and experiences from their time in Europe.
Welcoming the Erasmus alumni Ambassador Lassen said “through your experience of studying in Europe you are now Europe’s ambassadors in Lebanon.”
“And for those who are about to leave - get ready for a life changing experience!” she continued.
Several alumni embarked on a discussion with the EU Ambassador about their Erasmus experience. They shared sentiments about the challenges they overcame and the skills they developed during the university exchange. Many witnessed how the experience in Europe enabled them to expand their perspectives and develop their professional careers.
Erasmus alumni Natalie about her experience in the United Kingdom: “Erasmus will change and enhance your life and you will be able to change other people’s life as a consequence.”
Erasmus alumni Hadi, reflecting on his time in Portugal added: “people say Erasmus is one semester in a lifetime, but no - it is life in one semester!“
The EU is committed to empowering young men and women and helping them access quality education, enabling them to overcome challenges and become tomorrow's informed leaders and effective decision makers.
For over 30 years, the EU's Erasmus programme has helped millions of young people around the globe study and gain valuable work experience abroad.