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When the board of AEGEE-Bilbao made the call for the organising team for the SU, they indicated that organising this event would be a unique experience in life and that it would make us grow as a team (and as a person). After organising “SSC: The Five SENSES of BILBAO” the only thing we can say is that it was true... ​and we learnt much more! 
The organization of this event has meant facing deadlines that, casually, coincided with exam periods, which made us organise ourselves better and manage the quality of the previous work. It has meant dealing with moments of big stress when we were tired. But, most importantly, it has meant enjoying a job well done and watching that the participants, not only having a great time, but also learning about our region and culture. Keep getting messages from the SU group chat, of participants with the “Ikurriña”, singing the song of “Mari Jaia” or watching how they export “Kalimotxo” to their hometown it’s something that not everyone gets to experienc…
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Tourist vs SU Participant

“To travel is to live”, as the famous writer of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen once said.  But what is the true motive of travelling? Is it for fun? Is it for finding yourself? Is it for discovering new places? Is it to escape everyday life? We, as youngsters, we call ourselves travelers, dreamers and changemakers.

The Difference between a Traveler and a Summer University Participant

Of course, you should have heard the difference between a tourist and a traveler. But this article is not another article about it. Today, we will inform you about a 30 years category of travelling type, called the SUer. What moves young people from all over Europe to step out of their comfort zone, to quite a healthy sleep pattern and cozy beds and particularly what is a SUer?

The SUer travels in order to meet other people, people with whom they share common values. People from various parts of this globe. They're going to create stories, memories and experience true adventures together. And which …

The Impact of Youth Activism on Country Development

The Impact of Youth Activism on Country Development
As once put by Nelson Mandela: “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated”. Though the major part of the world population often states that obtaining higher education is a game-changer in one’s further life - there is another point of view which is drastically different from the aforementioned. Considering that education is not only about formal courses that everyone is well aware of but it also includes a non-formal part. Non-formal education is usually provided by a variety of organizations, in the form of training, conferences, summits or other events, and it can easily be available directly to the learner who will access it from the comfort of their home. The core difference between the formal and non-formal education is that the latter broadens one’s worldview and teaches what is often missed at official institutions. Many inhabitants who prefer non-formal learning sooner or later become youth activists. In …

6+1 Ways for the Perfect Motivation Letter

You wake up, stretch, get your backpack and go to chase the day, as a great young person that enjoys the moment. You go to work, school whatever your daily routine is about! At the end of the day, you get to realize that you get in the loop and loop over and over again. 
You want to get out of it. You check your city events for the next days and you find out about this Summer University thing.  So this summer, are you going to an SU? 6+1 Ways to Write a Convincing Motivation Letter
1. Be Concise Unlike school essays, a perfect motivation letter should be neither too long nor too short. Don’t make it short as if you already got bored of it, and at the same time, don't make it too long and get your readers to know the story of your life. Be precise and to the point!

2. Do Your Research
Do some research on the country/ies and cities your visiting. Locals' organisers are quite happy when they found out that their participants are not ignorant about their historical background. Also, le…

The Future Echo Behind The Screen

Echo, as a very basic acoustic term, refers to the reflection of sound arriving at the listener within a very short moment right after the direct sound. Besides being acoustic information, it will be that simple 4-letter word for us to facilitate the effect of being behind the screen for the professional environment.
When looking for a professional experience such as a job, internship or a master/doctorate, there are always hundreds, sometimes even thousands of candidates awaiting, like you! Academic pasts may be the same. Then, there are other specifications that are searched by departments to break the equalizer. It is, of course, not enough to have these qualities with you unless you know how to explain them.
If you are, at least once in your life, an organizer of SU, you are now a person behind the screen who controls an event with a team that brings the first point which is connected to others: Teamwork. Everyone can put this word onto their CVs, but what kind of teamwork you have …

What makes SU so special?

Guess what? Yes, you are right Summer University is coming!
I am sure that the majority of people waited for Summer University the whole year but what about the rest? The rest might ask themselves whether choosing SU as your main summer activity is the right decision as there are other fun activities which you can do during summer time.
But wait...Don’t overthink trying to find the right answers as I am here to help you and answer your own question.
Now, I would like to give you a piece of advice, which is “Write a to-do list” for your Summer.
Now check yours with the one we have: 1. Travel 2. Make new friends 3. Learn 4. Develop 5. Have fun
I am sure that your list is the same or at least similar to ours.

At first, let’s discuss traveling. Summer University takes place in various places, thus you have the opportunity to travel to different countries, cities, explore the World. SU offers many excursions throughout its duration, so you will be able to travel, discover new place…

Why should we choose SU among the abundance of other summer activities?

Five senses have been given us thousands of years ago to discover. They were always the elements that made us, they are now, and they will be until the end.    In this article, the topic is not 5 senses but something we are much familiar, an occasion we call “summer adventure” that is actually related somehow!    Paulo Coelho says “The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” Isn’t it how we live within AEGEE? Precisely! Getting out of comfort zone what makes us AEGEEans. And when you feel the spirit, it is not very easy to get rid of “the comfort and cosy” sleeping mattress during the summer. Spending less time sleeping to discover, talk, wonder, have fun… is what summers are made for. When no one knows who you actually are but you know that people come for a common reason that is “living the moment”, isn’t it the easiest way to communicate with each other as stronger? Isn’t it how we have such a strong and huge network in Europe and a place to stay i…