More than thirty European Humanities University (EHU) students will spend time at other European universities this year as participants in the Erasmus and Campus Europae exchange programs. This is the second year that EHU students are participating in the European Union's Erasmus exchange program–a possibility that no other Belarusian university offers to students.
A majority of the students have chosen universities in Spain and Turkey, followed by Germany and Portugal. Nearly half of them are cultural heritage and tourism students.
Eighteen incoming students from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Turkey will spend a semester or two at EHU studying media, art and design, and political science.
Murat Temizer, an exchange student from Turkey who spent two semesters at EHU last year, called his experience at EHU “perfect”.
“EHU's international office and teachers were always kind and helpful. Experience [of classes with BBC reporters] was very instructive for me. At EHU I was surprised to see the dean talking to students and making jokes while walking around. I liked it very much,” said Temizer.
The European Humanities University is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the University has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. It serves nearly 2,000 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences.