• Should you take a gap year?

    Dear all, My name is Vita, I come from Croatia and at the moment I am the President of EFPSA. I often hear my colleagues considering whether they should take a gap year or not. Some of the arguments I hear are “I am too old for a gap year”, “I don’t have time to waste”, “It’s too complicated”, “I don’t have money for that”.  The thing is none of these obstacles is that big. I decided to share with you my experience of taking a gap year and several reasons why you might consider doing it yourself. Why it makes sense to take a gap year? A gap year…

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  • Travelling across the globe during the pandemic

    Hello, everyone! 😊 My name is Jelica Milojičić and I am currently a student of a master’s programme of research psychology at the University of Belgrade. I love meeting new cultures, trying new food and above all getting to know new people. During my high school and bachelor studies I used to travel a lot, either via EFPSA or by my own arrangements, and not a year has passed since 2012 that I haven’t travelled abroad. Unfortunately, the Covi19 pandemic has struck the world and all my plans for travelling abroad in 2020 deteriorated. Fortunately, my sister lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the universe has given me the…

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  • Across the Mediterranean Sea to a distant Island!

    My name is Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga, originally from the United Republic of Tanzania located in the Eastern Part of Africa, 27 years of age, and a 2nd year psychology student at the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus. Coming from Tanzania back in 2019 gave me chills as I embarked on a new journey flying across the Mediterranean Sea studying ‘psychology’, a major I hardly knew other than the stereotypes that centred around the name ‘shrink’. I hardly fret or feel anxious since I am a hodophile and travelling is in my nature but residing in a foreign place for four years can be nerve-wracking. I remember being apprehensive as…

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  • Study Abroad in Groningen

    Hey hey, my name is Pia Neža, I am a student at the RUG University (Groningen, Netherlands). This blog will talk about my study abroad experience. I am a second-year student however, I can not really say much since this COVID-19 situation changed my plans drastically. Somehow my abroad uni life became online studies. Yet, luckily I have so many precious memories from my first year. Without a doubt, I can say going abroad was the best decision I have ever made, and those 5 months gave me much more than I could have ever imagined.  So to all of you, who are not sure to take the risk, do it! You…

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  • How to Get the Best Erasmus Scholarship for You?

    Two years have passed since I started my Erasmus+ student mobility so I decided to write an anniversary post.  HOW TO GET THE BEST ERASMUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOU? 1. Start with “why”: “Those who have a why can bear any how,” said Viktor Frankl. I agree with that, it’s very important to be aware of the reasons WHY you want to go on Erasmus+. These reasons will be a reminder for why you chose this programme throughout the application process and your mobility and they might serve as an encouragement if you hesitate to go or whenever you stumble upon difficult moments. Tip: Write down on a piece of paper…

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  • Grad School Experience in Chicago, IL

    When I was getting prepared for grad school applications, there were several reasons why I preferred schools here in the United States. One, and perhaps the most obvious one is simply being fluent in the native language. Although I take this for granted most of the time, understanding and speaking the language has made my adaptation here way easier than it would be otherwise. Another reason is the fact that the US is home to many well-known, senior, successful researchers, both in developmental psychology and also generally in the field of psychology. In addition, seeing that many PhD programs were fully funded further influenced my decision to pursue a grad…

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  • HR Internship Around the World

    Hi, it is Alaz who is a citizen of the world trying to exist on the road with my mission and vision beyond my resume and I am here to take you on a long adventure around the world with my Human Resources Assistant Internship. I was in the 4th semester of my bachelor’s of psychology at Çağ University in Turkey and have an incredible interest in organisational psychology. Throughout my education, I had done internships in various fields (business and organisation, clinic, courthouse etc.) and took part in the board of management who are working on a national and international level. The story began in May of 2019 when…

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  • Board of Management Meeting (BMM)

    Have you ever played this game? Well if your answer is YES! Then this is a perfect metaphor to explain how it was to plan our BMM 1 (Especially, if you are like me, you have never figured out how to play it). We started organising the meeting a few months ahead and had everything planned out. We would research all the countries that all of us could travel to and when we decided on a top three, all of us would research the travel and accommodation costs and choose one that has the most reasonable price. Little did we know that step number one would require a full-on factorial,…

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  • My Erasmus in Finland: The country where my dream became true

    When I started studying at my university in a very student-friendly city in Olomouc in the Czech Republic, I realised immediately that student life could bring an incredible amount of opportunities for me. I joined the national association and took part in many EFPSA activities as well. Unforgettable experiences of meeting international students at EFPSA events inspired me to challenge myself to spend one semester abroad.I found it quite easy to decide which country and city it should be in. I have always wanted to visit Nordic countries and as my Psychology Department has signed the contract with Finland only, Helsinki became my destination no.1. Luckily, I have been accepted, and…

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  • Teaching and studying in the times of COVID-19

    Hello everyone! My name is Ioana-Teodora Toc and I’m a 21-years-old Romanian psychology student who is currently doing her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. One month ago, I accepted to embark on a complementary journey beside the master’s studies, a journey in which I am no longer a passive receiver of knowledge, but an active giver of it. This translates into my new job as a humanities teacher in a British-curriculum high school, in which I am fully-employed as a humanities teacher who teaches geography, history, global perspectives, and sociology. In this article, I will tell you more about how I discovered the job, how it feels to be studying…

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