My name is Larissa and I am 21 years old. Raised in a small village near the Netherlands and Belgium, borders were always present in my life. Currently I am studying politics and history at the University of Halle(Saale). Two of my focal points are International Relations and the European Union. After taking part in two different exchange programs – one in France, the other in Turkey – I knew that the theory you learn in University is only one side of the coin. To truly get into the topic, personally think, it is of great importance to understand foreign cultures and societies. I am looking forward to learn about different perspectives on life and have a splendid time by meeting new people and collecting new experiences.