• Exchange In The Time of Corona

    Hi there! My name is Yekta Deniz Işık and I’m a 21-years-old Turkish psychology student. In February, I came to Krakow, Poland with the Erasmus + program to study during the spring semester at the Pedagogical University of Krakow and I can say that I had an unexpected experience. Like everyone else, while I was studying in a different country, I thought that I could meet different cultures and travel to numerous countries, but there was one variable I could not predict: coronavirus. In March, the virus had affected all of Europe, and Poland took strict measures. While it has been a few weeks since we arrived, many of the…

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  • My exchange experience in one of the worlds happiest countries!

    My name is Mary O’Connor, I am 20 years old and currently going into my final year of BSc. in Psychology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. I began my exchange at the start of January at the University of Bergen, Norway. I was always looking forward to studying abroad, mostly because of the positive experiences I had with EFPSA. Meeting even more international students from all different cultures and backgrounds was something very exciting and I had high expectations. Little did I know those expectations would be exceeded tenfold! The university had a very comprehensive welcome program and the faculty of psychology organized parties for us to meet other…

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  • Upcoming exchange in Australia

    Hi! 😊 My name is Salla-Mari and I’m a 25-year-old psychology major from Finland. I’m currently doing my third year at the uni and finishing some of the last courses for my Bachelor’s degree. This year, I’m going to move abroad and live out one of my long-lasting dreams. In February I’m going to be in Australia, the land down under! I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am about it and it still feels surreal. I applied to the exchange programme even though I knew that there would be a lot of competition over who gets to go there. I had always dreamt that someday I would…

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  • A Research Internship in Belfast

    On Thursday the 21st of June my adventure began: An eight-week long research internship in Belfast! For the first weekend my mum accompanied me and so we flew to Dublin together. From there we took the train up to Belfast, which is actually a very relaxed way of reaching Belfast as the train trip only takes two hours and for students it costs just 15 pounds. Plus, you get to have a look at Ireland’s beautiful landscape while traveling. When I arrived, Belfast presented itself in the best light with around 23°C, blue sky and the sun shone all day. I couldn’t help but liking this beautiful city instantly. The…

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  • The city in the sky: studying abroad 9.272 kilometers from home!

    Germany? Norway? Spain? United States? South Africa? South Korea? Hong Kong? I considered all of these 7 destinations. My previous university, Utrecht University, offered more than 500+ destinations. While it is nice to have so many options, it was incredibly hard to choose between all those options, because what should you really look for? Every destination has its charm and its perks but in my mind this was really an opportunity of a life-time. Utrecht University encourages its students to study abroad by creating space within your curriculum to go abroad without any delays in your studies. After talking to former students who studied abroad, it was really a no-brainer…

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  • My experience as a research intern in Cambridge, UK

    “If you would come to work with us in Cambridge, your research would be about ajflda;f (…) And in fact you’ll be working also on fl;dajf fjd fkld;ae;fj (…) In terms of practicalities you would fajd;l;sam jf apo (…) Is everything clear?” There I was: trying to make notes during the phone interview with Cambridge University, but half of the words were lost in the unstable phone connection. What a mess! Still, when asked if everything was clear, I sat straight, nodded, smiled (completely unnecessary behaviour as it was a mere phone conversation without video but oh well) and responded “yes, more or less”. Again, I thought, what a mess!!!…

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  • Studying “Abroad”? About Being a German Psychology Student in Vienna

    It’s become a cliché: if your Numerus Clausus (your grade from the last years of High School) doesn’t fit, you simply cannot get into a German university to study psychology. So, what are your options? Well, either you find something else or you’ll have to go somewhere else. And many of us who prefer the latter option choose Austria.  I mean, how could we not? There is this small country right next to ours, in which they speak the same language and where they have no college tuition fees. Plus, they have this wonderful policy that your high school grades do not count. You’ll just have to take a test…

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  • Université de Bordeaux 2016

    Application Process When I started my studies I was already sure that I wanted to do an exchange semester. So, I have started already 1.5 years before my exchange with gathering information about different possibilities. Since I wanted to enhance my French language skills and am interested in France, the decision was made quite quickly. My university had an ERASMUS agreement with the university in Bordeaux and after I handed in all the papers and my explication, I had to wait. But then finally in February 2016 I received an e-mail telling me that I was chosen to go there.  Preparation In order to prepare myself, I started reading French…

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  • EFPSA Internship in Prague – Person Center therapy

    How did I end up going to Prague? I’d done my Erasmus on spring 2017 and came back with a slight post-erasmus depression. I was graving for more adventures and not ready to stop exploring the world. EFPSA’s internship offer came to my way and without thinking much more, I decided to apply, because why not? I wouldn’t lose a thing. Things got serious when I started to create my CV and application form and I got excited about the thought to have a possibility for a short internship abroad. Prague and Person Center had good websites to give information what to expect form their center. Exploring Prague as a…

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  • Macedonia-Malta exchange experience story !

    We interview Marija Taneska , Macedonian Head of organization committee for the exchange between Macedonia and Malta in 2018 , and current President of PSA PSIHESKO. The exchange is supported by EFPSA STA service, read on the full experience for the Macedonian part of the exchange in November 2018 ! Short description of the exchange The exchange was a definitely a challenging, but an instructive and rewarding experience. We gave our best for the students from Malta to get familiar with our country from every aspect possible and also to expand their knowledge on the topic “Self confidence and self-esteem”. For that purpose we organized two lectures, one workshop and…

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