First days on erasmus…
Here are some tips for you. First few days/weeks on erasmus can really be shocking. You may get homesick. New environment, new people, new culture, new language. It’s important you socialize as soon as possible. There will be lots of people on erasmus besides you, so take time and meet as many as you can in first weeks for they will be as lost as you are. Try and go to as many events, meeting parties and activities as you can in your first week abroad. It does not matter if it is tiring :). When you come to your new apartment/dormitory be as open as you can be. You can also leave your room door open to show people that you are friendly.
…can be difficult
This way people will see you are new and you will be interesting to them. Do not spend too much time in your room, it’s very unlikely people will find you there. They will most probably want to meet you. Don’t be too scared to do things or go to clubs alone. On parties try not to be hammer drunk – or at least don’t be so drunk that you will not be able to talk :) That way you will also meet many people. You should talk to as many random people as you can when you are in some queue waiting for something. Also, don’t moan and complaint to much about how everything is so new to you and how lost you are, rather be optimistic, because people like optimists.
First days or weeks try to minimize the contact you have with you friends in your home country. That way you will be force to meet new people and you will start to realise that you are on your own for some time. Ofcourse you can contact your friends when you feel really lonely or sad, but try to be strong if you can. You can contact your friends trough Facebook, or with Skype. I hope you found this short tips useful. Don’t be afraid of first few days abroad and keep your head up!