(Participant from Germany)
Politics, Economics, Law, these are the topics I learn about in my International Relations degree. BUT: international relations are in reality so much broader and I truly miss the intercultural component! If you learn about the perspectives and ideas from people abroad, you will learn also a lot about yourself and your own culture. This is why I like to take part in exchanges and seminars; maybe everything started with my European Voluntary Service in Greece, maybe even before, because I am half Italian. I am very curious about the topic moving borders; for me it means looking beyond our constructed realities. The train ride is such a special element of the concept, because no country is a “complete” host country and we will encounter many other people of different nationalities in this train.