“Don’t be afraid to aim high!”

Jorge Silva

2nd to 7th March 2020
LG Exchange with Brussels
LG Brussels, Belgium

My very first trip with ESTIEM (the first of many I hope) was earlier this year to Brussels, just a week before the COVID-19 pandemic seriously hit Europe and everything was shutdown, so I guess I was pretty lucky to been able to go there.

I must admit that at the beginning of this trip I was a bit apprehensive, mainly because I would have to sleep for five consecutive nights alone in a stranger’s house. However, this fears only existed because I had never tried anything similar, I was afraid of the unknown. Now, because I did not let this fears hold me back I can say that it was a great experience and that if I ever return to Brussels I am sure that I will have an open door if I needed it.

By going on this trip, I met wonderful people, visited beautiful places but, mostly important, I had some really amazing experiences, and this is because I did not feel that I was just another tourist in a foreign city, I felt that I was something more than that. For that I can only thanks all estiemers   that organised and took part in this trip.

I must say that this was one of the best moments I had in my life. I challenge everyone to travel with ESTIEM, do not be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zones because you will not regret it.

2nd to 7th March 2020

Sofia Sampaio

LG Exchange with Brussels
LG Brussels, Belgium

My experience in Belgium was incredible! The fact that I had fun and learned so much in a week makes me so happy! It's amazing to see the connection between people who barely know each other and how willing they are to make sure you have an incredible time! It's an opportunity to apply your English knowledge and be in contact with other people and cultures. There's nothing more fulfilling than travelling with your friends and get to know the true ESTIEM spirit! If you can, you should participate in an Estiem exchange, you're gonna love it!

Do you know what a LG Exchange is?

An Exchange between LGs allows the members from two or more LGs to visit each other. During the exchange, participants get to know the city, culture and traditions. Local Groups show their spirit and habits of the students, by showing the academic life of the university.

About LG Brussels

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Brussels, Belgium

The mother association was founded in 1990 and joined ESTIEM in 2003, creating the Local Group Brussels. It's members are full of ESTIEM Spirit and motivated to grow their LG.