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Post Erasmus Depression, Now What?

Back from Erasmus, and now what?

Discover how to overcome your post-Erasmus depression! If you are in Erasmus in Barcelona and would like help finding a new doctor, you can count on our medical assistance.

You left everything behind you when you decided to leave for Erasmus. You left your crying mother, your best friends, your room, and your home country all to explore a new adventure out of your comfort zone.

Eventually, real life kicks in again and you have to go back home. Yes, it happens to the best of us. While taking off the photos on the wall and putting them in your luggage, you ask yourself: now what?

Coming back home can be an overwhelming experience. Everything looks the same but you have changed. You became independent, you have made so many international friends and you have explored so many new cultures. After this exciting and amazing experience, real life can be boring. Back at home, everything is like when you left and the adventures you have lived abroad are inexplicable to the others. That is where the post-Erasmus depression kicks in. We can imagine how difficult it is to overcome but do not worry. Here are some tips for you!

Remember that if you need help finding a new English speaking doctor in Barcelona, we are always here for you! 

Post Erasmus depression1.Stay in contact with your Erasmus family

The friends you make during your Erasmus are like your family abroad. Once you are back home, do not forget the friendships you made while you were living this experience. Try to find a date to come back to see them, invite them to your home or go to visit them in their home countries. This will be a good way to face your post-Erasmus depression but also a way to collect new memories.

2. Choose another exchange program

Did you know that there are many Erasmus programs? This could be also a way to fight back your blue mood coming back home. You just have to pick the best program for you. You can decide to study or do an internship in another EU country. Check the website of the EU Commission for all the information about each program!

3. Travel, Travel, Travel and never stop!

When you are back, who says that you cannot leave again? The best way to cure the post-Erasmus depression is to experience new adventures, you decide where or when. In winter or summer, in Asia, Europe or Australia, South or North America… What is important is what makes you feel good. Just find your destination and take off for the next adventure!

4. Join an Erasmus association in your city (ESN)

If you have been in Erasmus, you have heard of ESN. Did you know that there are many ESN centres in many European cities? You can join this organization in your home town and keep in touch with the Erasmus atmosphere. Are you in Barcelona? Find all the info of ESN Barcelona and join our Erasmus community. 

If you will be in Barcelona and need help in finding a new doctor, talk to us! We will be able to give you the peace of mind you may need abroad.

5. Find a job or a hobby that motivates you

It is difficult to come back home from such an adventure. You need to readjust to real life, which can be kind of boring. But, what if you transform this boringness in another exciting experience? You can learn something new, like a new language to keep your curiosity alive. You can dedicate your time to a new sport or find a cool hobby in order to meet new people or just gain a new experience.

What is your Post Erasmus experience? Let us know by leaving a comment!

Do you know how the healthcare system works in Spain?

If you are a European citizen travelling in Spain, you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to get the necessary medical treatments you need in every public healthcare centres and hospitals. You can have access to healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes even for free. Make sure your EHIC is still valid while travelling.

If you have other health insurance or you would like to see a private doctor, you can contact our medical service of English speaking doctors in Barcelona. Our fee is unique anytime, anywhere.

If you do not have insurance, no problem. Our price is competitive and convenient even if your health is not covered. 

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