Partying is an inevitable part of students and youth life. Therefore, we decided to write about Erasmus party scenes, which is available almost everyday and everywhere in European countries. For those who don’t have any idea about Erasmus, let me explain briefly below.
Erasmus or ESN (Erasmus Student Network) A study abroad project (Only available among European union countries) among the collage, bachelor and master students of which enables you to study in any European country of your choice.
By Erasmus student exchange program, thousands of students travelling all around Europe each year and enjoy their 6 or 12 months (1 – 2 educational period) at their preferred country. ESN actually focused on cultural exchange and knowledge skills development. This is theoretical part of Erasmus.
But among students and youth, Erasmus means the best way for travel, discover life in different European cities and party at every corner of Europe. Plus, you are getting paid scholarship from the European Union on a monthly basis (deepens on the country, the amount is usually satisfactory).
Timeline From Institutes
Imagine you are getting paid monthly, studying at prestigious European universities and finally meeting students from different countries/cultures. Besides, universities also ready to provide you all the sources available for you to have maximum fun and experience during your Erasmus program since you are their guest.
Eric P. (Latvian student from Germany): It might be the best of all moments in my entire life. I have been in Germany/Berlin for 2 terms and experienced unforgettable memories in my life! Erasmus is one shot in life for all time.
Almost all universities offer guides (They are usually picked among local students) to help you out during your Erasmus journey. First 2 weeks may pass by visiting museums and other cultural staffs which skips joining the classes.
Later on, authorized guides would start Erasmus party organizations. They would definitely help you out for the best party options and nightlife features available every day. Not only party but also events such as concerts or any youth organisations.
Erasmus Party Reminders
Even though Erasmus guides are available for you to inform such parties, you can still develop your own discovery techniques to find more options available for you. There are many platforms available on social media to help you out.
I can confidentially say that social media is number one source to get notified for partying. Many clubs & bars especially in Europe announce their party schedules through their social platforms. It is better to follow your favorite venue’s social accounts and your WhatsApp / Facebook group (Created by your Guides) that notify you for any upcoming event or party.
Miia S. (Finnish ESN student from Poland): If I have opportunity to join again, I can resign my job now!
ESN also has their own Community Site / Facebook Page that connects Erasmus students and share information. They are active volunteers and organisations that helps you out to have maximum experience of your Erasmus adventure. Beside, Erasmus students may benefit country-based Facebook pages or groups that announce any party or event available in your city/country.
Erasmus Party Venues
Finally i would like to brief the venues that usually Erasmus students party at. Basically, they party everywhere! Yeah, it’s quite possible to see them partying in trams, public buses, trains and on the streets.
But most preferred/popular one is actually room or corridor at their dorms. Student is student everywhere in the world and this is the most affordable fun for them. Buying staff in market and enjoy at dormitory by meeting up and play music in the kitchen, room or stairs wherever available on the spot…
Simon B. (Portuguese ESN student from France): I am 33 now and my Erasmus experience was 7 years ago. My feelings and memories still fresh and would remain fresh till end of my life, I guess. Missing a lot…
That is the best experience for majority of students but this scene is just a preparation of going out 🙂 ESN students prefer to drink at home or an affordable pub to get ready for clubbing. To be honest, clubbing not really a choice for a ESN students since pubs and local bars are more fun than a club.
There are some reputable pubs or bars preferred by ESN students at almost all European cities. It’s quite easy to find them and most probably your guides would refer you such venues. Those bars actually a meeting point for Erasmus students. They offer Erasmus-oriented programs or events almost everyday!
Erasmus was the best experience not only for others, for me either! I was in Poland/Lodz for 6 months. To be honest, same as others, I can’t forget my memories and experience! I wish it could be possible for me again 🙁
I would like to end up with best countries/cities for the maximum Erasmus party experiences in Europe. Poland is number one with no doubt. Remaining countries and cities ranked due to their affordability and popularity among ESN students.
- Poland: Wroclaw – Krakow – Warsaw – Poznan – Lodz.
- Latvia: Riga
- Lithuania: Vilnius – Kaunas
- Hungary: Budapest
- Czechia: Prague – Ostrava
- Estonia: Tallinn
- Portugal: Porto – Lisbon
- Spain: Barcelona – Madrid – Valencia
- Italy: Rome – Milan – Venice
- France: Paris – Lyon – Marseille
- Germany: Berlin – Hamburg – Frankfurt – Stuttgart
- Austria: Vienna