I’ve never been able to stay in one spot for too long.
When I moved 900 kilometres from Galicia, Spain to Zaragoza in 2011, I once again found myself in a foreign city.
And even though the wind was a bit icy, the sun alongside the hot meat and sausages summed up to a great atmosphere for this kind of event.
Golden Times: When did you do it, how many people were there?
70 AEGEE members and Erasmus students of the city of Charlemagne attended the event and had great fun.
This is only one of many activities that the Aachen-based branch of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary students association offers every year.
The modern 3-star NH Zaragoza Centro is found in the heart of the city, close to historic sights, museums and shops.
The Al Punto Restaurant serves authentic Aragonese specialities, created with locally sourced ingredients, and the hotel’s bar has an extensive wine list.
The hotel’s contemporary rooms are furnished in a relaxing, minimal style and offer Nespresso machines, satellite TV, free wi-fi and private bathrooms with rain showers.
There hasn’t been any snow in Aachen yet and believe it or not: the sun was shining on Sunday!
We were very lucky because the weather forecast predicted a slight chance of rain and we were prepared to have the barbecue inside, but as we saw the great weather on Sunday, we were very happy to have it outside.
The tasks were similar to my job as an auditor, but the working environment was very different: we had plenty of events, regulated working times and a generally friendly atmosphere.
I was attracted to the Financial Graduate Programme because it includes stays at international locations.