Roman Liukshin, a Master student in Economics of the European Union at RANEPA came on Erasmus exchange to Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Faculty of Economics and Business in 2016. He currently works as a representative of higher education abroad department at a student travel agency in Russia and dreams about running his own international company.

“Networking. The best thing you can do when you are a student or after your graduation. Erasmus program gives you real opportunities to create business connections all over the planet. I live in Russia and after only one semester abroad I have friends in Spain, France, Portugal, Canada, Italy and a lot of new connections in my home country. If you don’t do something, nothing will happen. You can create new startups and find people with the same goals.

Language. It doesn’t matter where you are from. Madrid? Palermo? Rome? Toronto? Penza? Go and study another culture! All of us on this planet live under globalization processes. You need to know the culture of your partner or new friend if you are a pro-active person. Erasmus program can help you in these aspects.

Knowledge. At UAB I have communicated with very good people – with my professors. I found that they are more than just teachers, they can give you an advice, provide information you need, have a cup of tea together after classes and discuss the most interesting and important things.

If someone asked me: “Are you an ex-Erasmus student of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona?”, I´d say «No, soy parte de esta Universitat”*. And I proud of it!”

*In English: I am part of this university.