Hey! My name is Karina and I am 19 years old. I am from Slovakia and I met Erasmus when I was 16. Since then I participated on many projects. I had the opportunity to visit beautiful European countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Spain or Lithuania. Breathtaking experience was also visiting 2 Portuguese islands, Madeira and Azores.

All of these places took a part of my heart. Not only the places, but the people, cultures, nature, everything that our beautiful planet and people on it can offer. Each project had different and interesting topic and I tried to take as much education, experience and fun from them as I could. Thanks to these projects I improved my english, got more open minded, learned how things work in world, how to travel, how to explore, appreciate help from others, and how to give without wanting something for it.

Exploring historical Portuguese villages, swimming near dolphins in Black sea in Romania, discover amazing Portuguese islands and all these with amazing people from different part of Europe. These experiences helped me grow and see what is really important in life. Erasmus changed my life in many ways, it gave me friendships, which I am pretty sure will never end, gave me education, discipline, tolerance, gratitude, and gave me unforgettable memories and experiences. Without these my life wouldn’t be the same and I am really happy to be part of this life changing program.