ESN’er of October – Beatričė Tabokaitė

   

1. What are you studying?

I'm studying Economics.

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU? 

About one month.

3. What do you like the most about your committee ?

Most probably, the coordinator. She is a very friendly person. And I like activities that we  do.

4. Which places in Vilnius you show first, to your foreign friends ?

Places that are not well known, and generally which would be practical.

5. Do you want to be a mentor as well ?

 Yes.

6. How would you describe ESN ?

It's a friendly community which helps foreign students.

7. Do you want to go on an Erasmus ? Where ?

Of course! I don't know yet, maybe Greece or Turkey.

8. What is your motto/favourite quote ?

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible." - Audrey Hepburn

9.  Why should people join ESN ?

It's a great opportunity to meet new people.

10.  Why October is so special ?

It's the first month I've spent in Vilnius without going back home.

 

 

ESN’er of May – Olga Tkačenko

1. What are you studying?

I’m studying English-Spanish linguistics.

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU? 

This is my first semester in ESN.

3. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? 

The fact that you get to meet so many awesome people in such a short time 

4. Why have you decided to join ESN VU?

It was spontaneous actually, but I missed being surrounded by international students.

5. What is the strangest habit you have?

When I’m stuck at some activity I usually go to sleep. And when I wake up I know exactly what to do.

6. What is the best event of ESN VU you helped with?

It would be the foosball tournament!  Partly because I organized it. I still have the scoreboard hanging on the wall at my place

7. What is your biggest dream?

To pilot a plane! (or a helicopter) :D

8. Is there a book that changed your life?

Every book changes an aspect of my life in some way or another. Currently, I am enjoying works by Tim Ferriss

9. Why do you think foreigners choose Lithuania as their Erasmus country?

I have no idea :D This will be my first question to my future mentees!

10. Why is May so special?

May is special because it is the sweetest month of spring. It’s full of anticipation of summer and all the big dreams and plans for the summer to come! 

 

 

ESN’ers of April – Monica Baptista Coelho and Roberta Vaikutytė

1. What are you studying?

Monica: I'm studying PR and Corporate Communication.

Roberta: Medicine.

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU? 

Roberta: Since February.

Monica: I have been in ESN VU only for around a month and a half.

3. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? 

Roberta: Meeting new people, interesting activities.

Monica: It drives me crazy when I'm working and people can't decide or reach agreement on what they want me to do exactly!

4. Why have you decided to join ESN VU?

Monica: Because I had too much free time and I like to get to know other people of other nationalities!

Roberta: I wanted to try something new.

5. What is your favorite bar/restaurant in Vilnius?

Roberta: Republic.

Monica: Mint Vinetu.

6. Have you ever been on Erasmus yourself?

Roberta: No.

Monica: I'm currently on Erasmus!

7. What is the craziest thing you‘ve ever done?

Roberta: I don’t know… I slept outside next to the doors, because me and my friend couldn’t come in while couchsurfing.

Monica: Seen the northern lights

8. What can you cook perfectly?

Roberta: Perfectly – not much, but it’s alright.

Monica: I'm pretty sure nothing but I would go for a Portuguese dish called Bacalhau à Brás.

9. To which country would you like to travel next?

Roberta: Indonesia.

Monica: I'm traveling to Sweden soon!

10. Why is April so special?

Roberta: It isn’t (laughs)

Monica: April is not special, but this last one was because both my parents came to visit me!

 

 

ESN’er of March – Ivona Tomaševska

 1.What are you studying?

English and Spanish linguistic.

2. Where are your exchange students from?

Russia, Italy, Serbia and Poland.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU? 

It is my first semester.

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? 

My mentees. Craziest people I know. And every Friday with them is challenge to survive.

5. Imagine you‘re a foreigner and you‘ve just came to Vilnius with ERASMUS+ programme. How do you see Vilnius? 

Full of Italians. :D

6. What do you do in your free time? 

Free time? Ahahahhaha. It must be a joke.

7. What is the motto of your life?

‘For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’

8. How could you describe your experience in ESN using only one word?

Life.

9. What is your weirdest feature?

It's something you will know after few minutes of chat.

10. Why March is so special?

Spring is coming! 

 

 

ESN'er of Feburary - Viktorija Misėkaitė

1. What are you studying?

I study at Institute of International Relations and Political Science.

2. For how long you have you been participating in ESN VU?

I am a member of ESN VU for 3 and a half months.

3. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN?

The only thing that drives me crazy is that I have not enough time to attend all events.

4. What is your biggest dream?

I think it is the same dream as everyone has and it is just to be happy J

5. What personal qualities do you respect the most?

The qualities I respect the most are kindness, self-discipline and ambition.

6.What is the place exchange students must visit in Lithuania?

Hill of Crosses because it‘s one of the kind place.

7. Who did you want to become when you were a child?

I didn‘t have one dream career, I had at least 3 of them a day.

8. Who inspires you the most?

My mother, because she achieves almost everything she wants and Beyonce because she is just an awesome creator.

9. What is your favorite party theme?

I love parties with different decades as a theme.

10. Why is February so special?

February is special because it is last month of the winter which symbolizes the end of cold and dark times and it‘s great time to concentrate on your goals before the fun times.

 

 

ESN'er of November - Saulė Ulinauskaitė

1. What are you studying? 

Microbiology and biotechnology 

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU? 

About a year now smiley

3. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? 

Meeting new people and helping others. I really like that. 

4. What is your weirdest feature? 

Sometimes I just space out and don’t see people around me. 

5. Imagine you‘re a foreigner and you‘ve just came to Vilnius with ERASMUS+ programme. How do you see Vilnius? 

I guess it will be confusing for me to get around but I would like the river and parks ♥ 

6. What do you do in your free time? 

I like watching TV shows, also I’m a big anime fan. Occasionally traveling and spending time with friends. Participating in SGMD (Students Scientific Society of Natural Sciences) activities. And of course ESN smiley

7. Would you like to be a member of ESN Vilnius University Board? 

I’m considering it laugh

8. What can you cook perfectly? 

Stuff from pumpkins laugh 

9. Who inspires you the most? 

Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. They are all special, make me think about life, purpose, friendship, family and love smiley

10. Why November is so special? 

November is the last autumn month and by that time I start to think about upcoming exams and get the feeling that another year is going to an end. And of course snow probability increases cheeky This year my November is special because ESN made me feel special smiley

 

ESN'er of October - Neringa Budreckytė


1. What are you studying?  

I am studying English – Russian linguistics. 

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU?  

I am a member of ESN VU approximately 2 months. 

3. Why have you decided to join ESN VU?  

I have decided to join ESN VU because sometimes I think I am someone, but not Lithuanian who needs to find people that are similar to me  

4. What do you like doing in your free time? 

In my free time I usually like being with friends, taking photos, reading books, visiting new places and so on. But especially now I really like being one of ESN VU members and taking part in various events. 

5. What is your favourite TV Show? 

Actually, I don’t like watching TV. 

6. What is the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? 

When I wake up I always try to get up out of my bed as soon as possible in order not to fall asleep again. 

7. When is your birthday? 

I was born 18th June 1997. 

8. What is the motto of your life?  

My motto: “If you never try, you will never know!” 

9. To which country would you like to travel next? 

I can’t really decide what country I would like to travel next because I have a desire to travel around the World. But probably it would be USA because there live lots of my good friends and I would really like to see them again. 

10. Why October is so special?  

To me October is so special because my mom’s birthday is on this month and now it’s more special because I became ESN'er of the Month!  

 

ESN'er of September - Gabrielė Morkūnaitė

1. What are you studying?

Physics, IV year of bachelor.

2. Where are your exchange students from?

3 from Italy, 2 from Germany, 1 from Turkey, Bangladesh and Ukraine (officially 1 but for real 2 from Ukraine smiley ).

3. For how long you have you been participating in ESN VU?

Only second semester. sad

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN?

Many cool and interesting people and “one night adventures” (you meet someone, you talk about everything but later you just say ‘hi’ or sth. like that).

5. What personal qualities do you respect the most?

Responsibility, honesty, courtesy.

6. What is the place exchange students must visit in Lithuania?

Curonian spit, Kulionys (ethnocosmology museum, Vaiškūnas’s place), Užupis In Vilnius.

7. Who did you want to become when you were a child?

To be honest, I don’t remember. laugh

8. What is your life motto?

I don’t have one. It depends on my mood.

9. Are you watching any TV series? Which one is your favorite?

The answer should be ‘no’. I don’t watch them regularly. I haven't seen the most popular ones (Sex and the City, Walking dead, etc.). My favorite is “Czas Honoru” (Days of honour”). It’s a Polish TV series about young Polish people fighting against German (later – Russian) occupation during the II World War.

10. Why is September so special?

Many new students come to Vilnius to study. And you can again see confused first year students who don’t know where to go and what to do. And of course new Erasmus students come.

 

ESN'er of May - Ugnė Druktenytė

1. What are you studying?

Political science.

2. For how long you have you been participating in ESN VU?

4 months.

3. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN?

The Erasmus spirit and the opportunity to feel Erasmus life once again even if for a few hours.

4. What is your favorite bar in Vilnius?

Republica I guess.

5. What is your biggest dream?

To travel the world.

6. What is your life motto?

What matters the most is how well you walk through the fire.

7. Who inspires you the most?

My mom.

8.What did you want to become when you were a child?

A sports announcer Football in particular.

9. What is your favorite party theme?

Probably the 70s. The music, crazy style and always lots of fun!

10. Why is May so special?

Because it's the last month of spring and you can finally start feeling summer coming. And your winter clothes are finally in the darkest corner of the wardrobe.

 

ESN'er of April - Vaiva Šarkaitė

1. What are you studying?

I’m doing a bachelor degree in Information Science at faculty of Communication.

2. For how long have you been participating in ESN VU?

I’m participating for one semester.                             

3. Why have you decided to join ESN VU?

Actually there is no specific answer why I decided to join ESN VU, because I joined for no particular reason. I just wanted to.  I am in my early twenties trying to figure out what I want to do with my life so I think, it’s really important to constantly challenge myself. If someone would have told me a year ago that I’m going to be a mentor, helping Erasmus students, participating in the biggest student organization in Europe I don’t think I would see any of that coming. It was the most spontaneous decision I’ve ever made in my entire life. Everything was really unpredictable and I was thrilled by that. So it wasn‘t a logical decision. It was kind of decision of the heart.

4. Where are your exchange students from?

Canada, Italy and Portugal

5. What do you like doing in your free time?

In all honesty, nothing special. Free time isn’t something that I'm granted often, so as a result I spend most of it trying to relax. I like watching movies and TV series, listen to music, hang out with my friends, sleep. Also, I like painting a lot. It’s my favorite thing to do in spare time. Painting helps me to clear my mind after thinking all day.

6. What is your favourite TV Show?

FRIENDS is the best TV Show of all time and definitely my favourite!!! I can watch this show over and over again without getting bored of it.

7. What is the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Well, I guess the first thing I do in the morning is trying to turn off the alarm clock as fast as I can, because the sound of it is so loud and annoying that totally pierces my ears every time it goes on. Then I drink a lot of coffee.  I’m not a morning person as you can see :(.

8. What are your plans for this summer?

I am not really sure what I will be doing for summer this year. Probably I will be working and volunteering.

9. What is the motto of your life?

The best is yet to come :)

10. To which country would you like to travel next?

I can’t pick only one. I would love to go to the USA, the United Kingdom or Australia.

11. Why April is so special?

April is a special month, because of unpredictable weather. The weather can change four times a day. Sunshine, cold, rain, snow – anything could happen in April! Air temperature is totally different in the end of the month than it was at the beginning so Erasmus students are finally able to see what Lithuanian spring looks like. :)

 

ESN'er of March - Agnė Baltrūnaitė

1. What are you studying?

Marketing and Global Business.

2. How long have you been participating in ESN VU?

Officially I am participating since January, so it’s been a couple of months smiley

3. Why have you decided to join ESN VU?

I wanted to help international students to get as much as possible from their experience. And after coming back from my Erasmus I needed to be surrounded by international students.

4. Where are your exchange students from?

France.

5. What do you like doing in your free time?

Travelling, reading and of course meeting up with my friends.

6. Have you ever been on ERASMUS yourself?

Yes! smiley

7. What is the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Drink coffee and check my e-mails.

8. How could you describe your experience in ESN using only one word?

Legendary.

9. What is your life motto?

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’

10. What is the craziest thing you ‘ve ever done?

Stole a Christmas tree in Brussels in the middle of the night.

11. Why March is so special?

Because it’s the beginning of Spring smiley

 

ESN'ers of February - Rusnė Jankūnaitė and Rūta Jančiulytė

1. What are you studying?

Cultural Management, 3rd year.

2. Where are your exchange students from?

Rusnė - Turkey,  Rūta - Spain.

3. How long have you been participating in ESN VU?

Only 1 month as an ESN’er. From 2015 spring as a mentors for one semester, after that we left for Erasmus studies and after that, from 2016 02 we became active members.

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? Rūta – that you have a connection with every Erasmus student, it helps you improve yourself . Rusnė – communication with Erasmus students and that you can meet a lot of people from other sections, and other Erasmus students. One other thing is trainings. It helps me improve.

5. What is the best event of ESN VU that you have helped with?

National platform, OW.

6. What is the place exchange students must visit in Lithuania?

Rūta – Anykščiai, Rusnė – Vilnius.

7. How could you describe your experience in ESN using only one word?

Rūta – open-minded, Rusnė - unforgettable.

8. What is the motto of your life?

Rusnė – those who don’t take risks, don’t drink champagne, Rūta – never say never.

9. What is your dream country?

Rūta –Portugal, Rusnė - Italy.

10. Why February is so special?

Rūta – because spring is coming, Rusnė – the shortest month in the year.

 

ESN'er of November - Gabrielė Radžiūtė

1. What are you studying? 

I study Law.

2. Where are your exchange students from? 

Spain and Italy. Also, I spend time with exchange students from France, Portugal and Germany.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?

This has been only my first semester in ESN VU, however, it’s definitely not the last!

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN? 

Only Erasmus students when they are fashionably late! :D

5. What personal qualities do you respect the most?

Being true to yourself and others, honesty, reliability, friendliness and positivity.

6. What did you want to become when you were a child?

It changed so many times that I can’t even remember… haha

7. What is your favorite party theme?

Fiesta Española! (Only certain people will get it ;) )

8. Imagine you‘re a foreigner and come to Vilnius with Erasmus. How do you see Vilnius?

Vilnius is a beautiful city with an amazing architecture, long history, outstanding culture and traditions, many beautiful sights to see and places to visit, bustling nightlife on weekends and of course – friendly and just awesome people!

9. What is your weirdest feature?

Hmm… looking Spanish? (Since my personality is perfectly normal! :D )

10. Why November is so special?

This November was a super busy month not only with studies and work, but also with many activities and events with ESN VU. Also I had a chance to meet even more amazing people who became my friends, so overall it was a great and memorable month.

 

ESN'er of October - Simona Barkauskaitė

1. What are you studying?

I study Applied Physics.

2. Where are your exchange students from?

  1. My students are from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and USA.

3. How long have you been participating in ESN VU?

It’s my first term in ESN VU.

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN?

Unexpected friendships is a thing that drives me!

5. What is the place exchange students must visit in Lithuania?

I’ve grown up in Vilnius, but I have to say that visiting Klaipeda is a must! I love watching ships leave the port and the Baltic Sea in general.

6. Would you recommend becoming a mentor or an ESN‘er to anyone?

Yes. New friends and good time guaranteed!

7. If you could choose a super power, what would it be?

I think I already have one- being able to travel is a super power! And riding a unicycle.

8. What is your favourite country you've visited?

Latvia. I rest well every time I am there. Riga is my getaway spot!

9. What is the craziest thing you‘ve ever done?

Slept in a park on a bench in Paris.

10. Why October is so special?

This October is special for me because I got nominated for the Erasmus+ programme!


 

ESN‘er of September - Kamilė Pranskūnaitė

1. What are you studying?

Political Science at Vilnius University. I am in my 3rd year of my bachelor degree.

2. Where are your exchange students from?

My official mentorees are from all over the world - Belgium, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Canada, UK. I also hang out with my friends' mentorees who are from Spain, Portugal, Germany.

3. How long you are participating in ESN VU?

It is my 3rd semester as a mentor and first semester as an active ESN'er.

4. What drives you crazy when you are in ESN?

Being around Erasmus people and making them happy.

5. What is the best event of ESN VU you have helped with?

International Gatherings - I hope it will become a tradition to have these evenings every semester.

6. What is your favorite bar in Vilnius?

It is difficult to name just one... Šnekutis, 7fridays, Marsas, Tappo D'oro.

7. What is your biggest dream?

To travel around the world and visit all my friends!

8. What is your life motto?

Save water, drink beer.

9. Who inspires you the most?

My mom.

10. Why is September so special?

It is the beginning of many things - new semester, new Erasmus people, new friendships.


 

ESN‘er of June – Martynas Smolianskis

1. What are you studying?

I‘m studying Physics!

2. Where are your exchange students from?

My students are from Turkey and Korea.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?

It‘s my first semester here!

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?

It‘s amazing that despite students are from different countries and cultures, we always find something in common!

5. Why is June so special?

Because the longest days of the year are in June!

6. Which event of Orientation week do you highly recommend to participate in?

I really recommend the trip to Trakai – the old capital of Lithuania!

7. What is your strangest habit?

I’m always thinking about something all the time.

8. Football or basketball? Which team are you supporting? Choose wisely!

Actually, I like them both equally! I support the German football team and, of course, the Lithuanian basketball team!

9. Are you watching any TV series? Which one is your favorite?

Recently, I haven’t been watching any but my favorite is “Alarm for Cobra 11”.

10. What is the best thing when you‘re a Senior Mentor?

It’s an opportunity to learn new things and share your knowledge with other mentors!

 

ESN’er of May – Živilė Latakaitė

1. What are you studying?
I‘m studying Political Sciences at TSPMI.

2. Where are your exchange students from?
My beloved guys are from France and Italy!

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
For two semesters - a whole year already!

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
Mostly people that I meet there. They‘re all so different and all so interesting! With their own way of thinking, their own unique experiences and cultural habits...

5. Why is May so special?
Because finally we organised the Football Tournament that I was looking forward for so long! Also for all the best Champions League matches on TV!

6. What is your best memory from being a mentor?
It was last year – I was a mentor only for a week, when my Brazilian mentoree called me in the middle of the night saying that he‘s in the police station and needs help, because he was arrested for...peeing on the banner in front of the Cathedral... It was funny and stressful at the same time, because I didn‘t know what to do! But finally it all became just a funny story.

7. What is your weirdest feature?
People say I‘m too crazy about everything that‘s Spanish. But what’s wrong with loving tortilla de patatas and supporting the best team in the world – Real Madrid??

8. Imagine you‘re a foreigner and come by Erasmus programme to Vilnius. How do you see Vilnius?
Like a dream destination! I‘d get a perfect mentor, I would meet my future friends in Orientation Week events, I would live in Saulėtekis, so I would have a chance to encounter the legendary Danutė… I know it would be a bit too cold for me, but I wouldn’t mind that, because people around me would warm me up with their beautiful hearts!

9. Your students must have taught you something. What did you learn from them?
They teach me every day! My French mentoree taught me to always take things easy, that there are no unsolvable problems... My Italian one taught me the importance of always being who you are, not being afraid to be different and always have a passion for life... My unofficial Spanish mentoree taught me that sometimes coincidences can lead up to a true friendship. I’m sure my guys have taught me more than I have taught them!

10. What are your plans for Summer?
I will go to Spain (what a surprise)! I will spend a week in Madrid meeting friends from my own Erasmus time and then I’ll go to work in Zaragoza… Wish me luck!

 

ESN’er of April – Tautvydas Utyra

1. What are you studying?
I study Audiovisual Translation at VU KHF.

2. Where are your exchange students from?
My exchange student hails from Turkey.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
It‘s almost half a year now. I joined since right before the beginning of the semester.

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
The chance to meet so many different and unique people that are passionate in what they do.

5. Why is April so special?
April held the AGM where our new international board was elected and hosted a wonderful training for our ESN'ers and their improvement.

6. Are you participating in all the events of ESN VU?
Being in Kaunas makes it difficult to attend all the events of ESN VU, so I try to join those that I can yet mostly I participate in the events held by other ESN sections from Kaunas.

7. What do you like doing in your free time?
Most of all I love to play with my Yo-Yo’s c:

8. Do you think you are a good mentor?
I really hope so :D

9. Who do you want to be when you grow up? :)
Too many things to count. What I know for sure is that other people are part of that dream.

10. What is your favourite visited country?
I only had the chance to visit a handful of countries, but so far the most amazing of them all has been Germany :3

 

ESN’er of March – Aistė Vaznelytė

1. What are you studying?
I'm studying Software Engineering.

2. Where are your exchange students from?
I have two girls. One is from Kazakhstan and another one is from Slovakia.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
It's my first semester here.

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
People, various events, traditions, friendly community, almost everything. I could write an essay to this question but there is no place for that :D

5. Why is March so special?
Oh well, it's Spring Break! (By the way, I won a prize in "Radiocentras" radio)

6. Are you participating in all the events of ESN VU?
No, I choose the best ones because of the fact that I lack free time :(

7. Would you like to be a member of the National Board?
Well, it would be fun, I guess. On the other hand, there would be too many responsibilities for me to be member of the National Board.

8. Do you think that ESN needs more sections in Lithuania?
Why do we need more sections when we already have the best one that is ESN VU? Just kidding, I think that it depends on the situation. If the new section feels ready and motivated, then why not, but if its work is not effective then I think it is better to send foreign students to big sections, where they can be a part of bigger and more professional events.

9. Have you ever been on Erasmus? If yes, could you describe how the ESN section there was working?
No, but it's in my wish list.

10. Why do you think foreigners choose Lithuania as their Erasmus country?
We have gorgeous girls, beautiful basketball players, delicious beer, delicious traditional food, 4 Seasons and of course the level of education is really high. Lithuania is the dream country!

 

 

ESN’er of February – Ugnius Talačka

1. What are you studying?
I’m studying History at Vilnius university.

2. Where are your exchange students from?
My exchange students are from Czech Republic and from France.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
It’s my first semester in ESN VU.

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
For me it’s an opportunity to participate and organize really cool events and activities some of them are new for me.

5. Why February is so special?
It’s a very special month first of all because spring semester starts and new Erasmus people come to Lithuania, February 16 is a Lithuanian independence day, and of course St. Valentine’s day is on February and the last thing is my birthday which is also on February.

6. What will you be drinking from your ESN cup?
I think I will use it for a tea.

7. Would you like to be a coordinator? Why?/Why not?
Yes, I think it would be new exciting experience for me.

8. What‘s your favorite thing about being a part of ESN?
My favorite thing about ESN is opportunity to meet new interesting people from foreign countries.

9. How could you describe your experience in ESN using only one word?
Awesome.

10. Why do you think our section is better than others?
Because our section is the biggest and oldest section in Lithuania so this makes ESN VU the best! And of course because there is a lot of cool people in this section making it better.

 

 

ESN’er of January – Dominykas Bolšakovas.

Interview with Dominykas:

1. What are you studying?
History. Third year.

2. Where are your exchange students from?
I am only a first time mentor and my Exchange students are both from Italy. One from the south of Italy and other is from the north of Italy. So I am really excited to try and learn Italian language.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
From September 2014.

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
Foreign girls (that’s the first thing that popped into Dominykas mind, who can blame him we all are). Later on he said that the possibility to meet students from other VU faculties that he couldn’t meet on a daily basis.

5. Why January is so special?
Two reasons. First it’s exam time and there are no lecture, which means a lot of free time. Secondly, it’s a new start for everybody because we now have Euros. It feel strange to have Euros, because when I have them it feels like a piece of art in your hand that you don’t want to loose sight off. That’s why I became a bit greedy after the New Year :D.

6. Are you keeping in touch with any of your previous exchange students?
I am going to be a first time mentor this semester.

7. Have you been on erasmus yourself?
No. But I would really like to go to Italy. Trento to be exact.

8. Would you recommend anyone becoming a mentor or a part of ESN VU?
I would definitely would. It is better to regret something you have done to regretting not taking the chance to do that something.

9. Do you think you are a good mentor?
I think I will be. Only the future will tell.

10. What would you change if you were a president of ESN VU?
Dominykas mentioned couple of things. Firstly I would hire a lot of secretaries just for fun :D. Then I would organize an ESN MMA tournament. And lastly I could speak with Dalia (Lithuania’s president) like equals.

 

 

ESN’ers of December – Ieva Pečiulytė & Ieva Staugaitytė.

Interview with Ievos:

1. What are you studying?
We are studying English and Russian languages.

2. How long are you participating in ESN VU life?
*Ievos are counting* It’s 130 days!!!

3. How many ERASMUS students are you taking care and where are they from?
We are taking care of 4 students: three Turkish and one Spanish.

4. What does drive you crazy in ESN?
A chance to meet crazy (no, REALLY CRAZY) people as we are. We found our soulmates!!!

5. What is the strangest habbit you have?
We are laughing too much (even when it’s not the best time for it) :D :D :D

 

6. What is your favorite party topic for dress code?
BŪTI KATITĖMIS

7. What can you cook perfectly?
We can cook mexicano soup and heart pancakes (čirvinius blynus :) )!!

8. What is the worst Christmas present you have got?
Once we’ve got a huge bar of chocolate from our group mates. Unfortunately, we haven’t even tasted it. They ate it all without us :D  

9. What are your plans for New Years?
Sit under the Christmas tree and dream about two amazing princes with white BMW (you know, Kaunas :D) Just kidding.

10. Why December is so special?
Because we can celebrate not only Christmas and New Year, but our name-day too!! :D

 

 

ESN’er of November – Sabina Špiliauskaitė.

 

Interview with Sabina:

1. What are you studying?
Medecine.

2. How many Exchange students are you carrying?
I have mentees, they‘re all from Germany and one Lithuanian girl, coming from London!

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
For 2 years now. 

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
International cultures, different countries and a chance to get to know them all.

5. What did you want to become when you were a child?
A vet. :) And now I‘m taking care of people.

6. What is your dream country?
Mexico. There‘re many babies born everyday, so I would have a job for sure!

7. If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
I‘d like to have the cloak of invisibility, like Harry Potter.

8. Is there a book that changed your life?
The atlas of anatomy. :)

9. What is the craziest thing you‘ve ever done?

Dancing almost naked with my groupmates at one party....

10. Why November is so special?
It has Halloween! I got a chance to be a sexy cat – just like I always wanted.

 

 

ESN’er of October – Lina Belevičiūtė.

 

Interview with Lina:

1. What are you studying?
English-Spanish (Linguistics, not philology!!!)

2. How many Exchange students are you carrying?
Where are they from? Right now I have 9 beautiful children. They're as awesome as their mama. I have students from all over the world-cool, hah? From Israel, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Italy, Holland and Turkey.

3. How long are you participating in ESN VU?
Wow, my history in ESN traces back to the year 2012! I came here after the first year of my studies, firstly I was mentor, then became the IT coordinator and then my Erasmus time came! So I left all of you for one year and I'm back again. 

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
Everything!! You are given so much here-the most amazing people, friends, adventures, projects.. I could keep on listing things the whole day probably, but the most amazing thing here, definitely, is meeting so many and different people.

5. What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream? Hm... To have such awesome life, that in the future I would tell "Damn, I had a pretty cool life back to my young days!"

6. What is the place exchange students must visit in Lithuania?
Vilnius, If more serious-the whole Lithuania, because it's beautiful our country, isn't it? 

7. What is the best event of ESN VU you have helped with?
Seaside trip.

8. Which human character features you respect the most?
Honesty and loyalty. I hate fake people who smile at your face, but the minute you turn around, they start talking about you. Probably an enemy would be a better friend than a fake one.

9. Can you name three things you will never eat?
Sushi, sushi and sushi.

10. Why October is so special?
Because I became the ESN'er of the month, of course! Also because I had a lot of work to do this month for ESN, had wonderful time with my students (did I mention how much I love my children? :D), met a lot of super beautiful and fantastic people aaaand, oh yeah, I found a boyfriend, or maybe I should say that he found me, haha. So, yes, this month was one of the best ones I think.

 

 

Do you know that each month ESN VU team chooses the best ESN’er of the month? ESN’er of September – Leonid Slauto, a guy who usually stays behind the camera but does a very important duty – takes pictures of you during events organized by ESN VU! Leonid is in a team of ESN for the 3 rd semester now. He says ESN VU is the first organization he takes pictures for. 

Interview with Leonid:

1. What are you studying?
Geology (GMF)

2. Where are your exchange students from?
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Norway

3. How long you are participating in ESN VU?
This is my third semester.

4. What does drive you crazy when you are in ESN?
I’m buying my monthly ticket for my own money. ESN does not help at all! (Serious answer – it‘s an opportunity to realize ideas)

5. Who will you be when you will grow up?
Do you think that I’m not grown up enough???

6. What is your favorite bar in Vilnius?
Alaus namai, because sometimes some cool bands are playing there (yes, sometimes they are playing in Lithuania also!)

7. What is the best event of ESN VU you has helped with?
Free hugs, trololo (Serious answer – Multilingual Lithuania) 

8. What is the motto of your life?
Absolutely demotivated…

9. Who is your inspiring person?
Jesus

10. Why September is so special?
Studies begin yeeaahhh…