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Out of Europe

It is said, that travelling broadens the mind and the perspective on the world. Interestingly, we actually learn  the most about ourselves during travels, once behaviour and customs we took for granted are confronted with a completely different mindset. Whether uplifting or horrifying, strengthening for the European identity or not, we want to share the experiences, thoughts and views of young Europeans on how they perceive themselves, their country, Europe and the European community once they got Out of Europe and studied, travelled or lived on other continents.

When politics come alive – Going to bed with Trump and Clinton

In case you ever wondered how does a European student of politics and philosophy feel like going to bed with Trump and Clinton or how he would cope with the election campaign craze in Washington, D. C., you can now find the answers in Martin’s new column.

Road of bake sales and mountain climbing leads to Africa

Ashley Richards from Wales will spend the next three months in Ilesha, Nigeria doing voluntary work. Before Ashley left Europe on June 12th we wanted to know, where his motivation of doing voluntary work in Africa comes from, what it has been like preparing for the trip and what he expects from the experience. During his stay in Nigeria, Ashley will write a column on History Campus.

Divide and rule

Setting up state systems based on ethnicity or race can have positive effects argued Martin on the example of Singapore. However, dividing a people accordingly can have severe consequences for the social cohesion too, affecting school children as much as the political elites. The case of Bosnia-Herzegovina…

Facing the weird teenage angst… again!

Remember your adolescence, the reevaluation of society, friends and yourself? Anete argues that living as a European in a developing country, brings you back to a similar state of mind. Apparently also to similarly strong emotions, at least when hearing tourist say: People of India are poor, but they are happy, because they are spiritual. Find out why!  

What can we learn from Singapore? Lessons on Multiculturalism

A state system based on the classification of race actually works? Martin from Bulgaria studied for one year in multicultural Singapore and discovered the key to its social cohesion. Find out how the country benefits from its diversity, but also consider: are there disadvantages? Could a similar approach work in Europe?

China’s right and wrong

Our columnist Martin from Bulgaria is continuing his research of the Asian continent and culture. Check out his newest column inspired by his stay in China.

Of People and Identities

Martin comes from Bulgaria, but for more than nine months he has been studying and living in Singapore. Read how living outside Europe can result in a completely new and culturally diverse experience as well as in a new comprehension of the meaning of national and European identity, which Martin himself only fully embraced after being more than 9.000 km away from his European home.   

European outside Europe. Part II

 European bureaucracy is great and always getting ‘yes’ for an answer is not a dream come true?! One year and a half into her stay in India Anete reconsiders her aloofness to European regulations but also finds inspiration in India’s attitude towards love and family.

Out of Europe

 Do we need to get out of our house to see how it really looks like? How does being away effect our image of ourselves, and our identity? “Travel far enough, you meet yourself”, David Mitchell said. We asked young Europeans who live far and away to share their experiences with us. Anete will introduce you to her journey. She wanted to discover India. But, just as Columbus, she found another continent along the way…