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What if you could not see the person who stands in front of you? What if you could not see how the weather looks like today? Can you imagine how it is? You can feel it – fortunately for one moment only – at the Invisible House in Toruń.

I’m not a motivator or a great person who can give advices because i’ve been through a lot of experience hehee I am definitely NOT. I’m just 22 years old pea-sized girl who loves learning something new such as another’s culture or the language, sometimes travelling, sometimes writing either in my blog or just filling up paper with an absurd things, sometimes watching drama, start to more serious about photographing.

From 18th till 20th of May 2017 students of Nikolaus Copernicus University in Toruń are taking over the City of Torun. For three days Toruń will be the center of students life. Read this article and check out what you can expect on this year Juwenalia.

Nico Copernico 2017-05-18

If you have second thoughts about spending your Erasmus in Poland, check out this list and make a right choice. Because it is one of the most important decisions of your life. And you don't want other Erasmus students to have better stories than you.

Mislav Lugonjic 2017-04-21

SocialErasmus Week is organized twice a year by the coordinators of the SocialErasmus project, to unite both international and local students across Europe in activities and events that will make a positive change in their local community.

What our Erasmus+ students and Erasmus Student Network did in last days, check out below!

Nico Copernico 2017-04-13

“Kraków is one of my favorite places on earth.
It is a medieval city full of young people.
A wonderful, striking combination.”
(Jonathan Carroll)

Imagine you open your eyes in the morning, and you see colors surrounding you from everywhere, and you see your room full of colorful lights spreading around it. Red, green, yellow, pink, and many other colors. You feel like you touch a rainbow in your own room. I can describe it as a piece of heaven or an artistic work. You might think that you are daydreaming, but it is real.

Orientation Week for Erasmus+ students is organised at the beginning of each semester.
It's aim is to introduce our Erasmus+ students to the traditions, life and study at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Nico Copernico 2017-02-28

When I searched some information about Torun a William Butler Yeats adaptation quote came towards me: "There are no strangers in Torun, only friends you haven't met yet." It is a big surprise for me but every word is true. But I would like to start with the beginnig where everything started: with the Orientation Week.

Victoria Bene 2017-02-26

Hi, dear reader. You know the world is full of many beautiful places to visit. However, there is a small city in Poland about which few people know. This city – Torun. And I will give 5 reason to visit this city. So let's start.

Many of my friends ask my what was the reason for me to go on Erasmus? And when I'm answering some of them are amazed some don't understand. But I want also to tell you what this Erasmus became to me.

We like to party and we won’t ever stop. Life is our party.

Some say good things always have an end. I say not. Good things have sequels. My Erasmus experience has more to say about it.

Larisa Cristea 2016-10-24

Olympic spirit and the shades of war tragedies interweave today’s destiny of Sarajevo. Through the smoke of popular nargila we get familiar with this city, the city of three contraries which once were its trading mark. Sarajevo´s citizens say that city was made from people and the buildings in the past, and now there are only buildings left.

Tea Sabic 2016-08-29

Stereotypical foreigner is trying to criticize who’s not like he is used to. Are Polish people as dark and bad as their outfits? Find the answer below.

Larisa Cristea 2016-08-18

If you have read my first article related to vegetarianism, you have realized that life in the meat-loving Poland for a vegetarian isn`t so hard as it might seem at first glance. You will definitly survive and you might even enjoy more than expected, but of course you will for sure encounter some not so pleasent situations. From my experience they are mostly caused by the existing language barrier. Polish is not so easy to learn for foreigners and Poles often don`t speak English very well, so here I will present a small improvised vege dictionary I made for myself hoping it might help some of you, too.

Tihana Segota 2016-08-14

You all will see many articles about what means Erasmus to people, what Erasmus gave to them. You also know that whoever look from the same window, they will see another point of view because the way how we look is unique and ours. Let’s talk about what is the meaning of Erasmus for me, in the topic of “real friendship”.

Cemal Sonsak 2016-07-24

Are you a history passionate person? Do you like to discover places with amazing stories and architecture?

Then you should definitely visit Chojnice and Poznan. Let´s see what is interesting about those cities.

Tea Sabic 2016-07-17

“Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination.” (Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking)

This quotation is a good way to start my story about the city of Stockholm which I had only visited once and I hope for many more times. This amazing city offers a great variety of everything you can ask for and each day you spend there you can discover new beauties.

Tea Sabic 2016-07-11

I never expected to do my student exchange here in Torun. C'mon, let's be honest – I've never heard about Torun until I saw it on Erasmus list at my University. But somehow, I decided to put this pittoresque city in my application and one year later I'm having the best time of my life.

Mislav Lugonjic 2016-06-22

Visiting by day, traveling by night...great trip, but great tiredness. I was in Wien and Berlin and I stayed three days in Wien and three days in Berlin and every single moment mattered.

When I came to Torun for my Erasmus exchange, one of the main things was to travel as much as possible and see new places, cultures and traditions. Honestly, I was a bit more attracted to the Western part of Europe because it's a lot cheaper to travel there from Poland than from my country. Malta, Greece, the Netherlands...a lot of plans. But the worst thing you can do in life is to plan too much. Sometimes you just need to let things unfold in the way they are supposed to...

Mislav Lugonjic 2016-06-15 is one month old but still full of energy and young spirit. If you want to find out how to survive May in Toruń, keep reading.

Nico Copernico 2016-05-01

First of all, I want to tell more about love, family, holidays and the feeling you have when you're surrounded by friends but actually, you are alone or maybe, this is just a simple bogus feeling. But let’s continue … How is for you a happy holiday?

It was the 13th of February. Oh, what a memorable date. I have already been travelled for more than 12 hours when I finally got on the bus from Berlin to Torun. The weather was cloudy and glumly. Back then I thought it is an exception and soon it would get better. Naïve me. Charged with positivism and great expectations, I was staring through the window, impatient to see my new home for the next several months.

Iveta Nikolova 2016-04-28

Having a vegetarian over and are clueless what to serve him/her? Wishing to help someone to like eating vegetables? Or maybe just having a desire to impress yourself with simple cooking... 5 stars restaurants serve this too, and you will know how to master it. I present you “Leek pearls on beetroot sauce bed” This is poetry in a plate.

Larisa Cristea 2016-04-26

Lahmacun is a food which consumed in abundance for everyone in Turkey. In fact, in other words, it is another name for the flavor. Very old history of Lahmacun, dates back even to the Babylon. It is an East own food, and has a history of about 5000 years.

Cemal Sonsak 2016-04-25

“How to survive in Erasmus” starter pack – big Smile, big (or not so much) Camera and a Roommate with a big heart!

This is a recipe for homemade biscuits which can last without any problems for a mont, but probably won`t because they are quite tasty.

Tihana Segota 2016-04-24

Lift up your sleeves, put on your “Kiss the cook”-apron and let’s get cookin’! I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for something Romanian tonight. How about some tocăniță and polenta? This is one of the easiest foods to make and it always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside because it reminds me of childhood.

You think you are a terrible cook. You assume you will burn down the entire building just by approaching any stove. Sure, you can skip the hard work and go out to have dinner than to cook it; but why missing all the fun? Grab your best pals and start working that frying pan until you have an entire notebook full with recipes from all around the world! Here is your first: from the land of… Romania. *Special Erasmus edition*

Larisa Cristea 2016-04-22

If there is a dish that every single Bulgarian loves, that is banitsa. It is very tasty and good for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Basically for any time of the day. If you want to understand how to make yourself one, keep reading! ;)

Iveta Nikolova 2016-04-21

Summer is coming and the weather is getting hotter, so I decided to give recipe for feeling fresh in this hot weather.

Yagmur Kale 2016-04-20

Join me in the diversity of international flavours during the food week on On the other hand, if you would like to feel the taste of science, join me on the Torunian Science and Arts Festival.

Nico Copernico 2016-04-19

Are you a linguist? Do you love languages? Well, try learning Polish then...

Everybody has a reason to come to study in Torun. The question is for you to answer what is yours? This is may be very hard to explain or very easy to say in just one word. Let’s talk about what is my reason to be here...

Cemal Sonsak 2016-04-11

For sure, you are asking „Is this a joke?“ but even though it's the first of April, it's not a joke. 

Nico Copernico 2016-04-01

Konferencja w Toruniu