I just got back from a very successful European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) and EMA-Philippines networking event held last November 14 at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila.
More than 1,000 visitors graced the fair which featured 22 European Higher Education Institutions. Twenty (20) Erasmus Mundus alumni were on hand to entertain queries about EU’s biggest scholarship programme.
I was the first speaker when the fair opened and I was overwhelmed at the number of young Filipino hopefuls who were in that room listening to me. I was humbled by that experience and it felt great to be a source of inspiration.
After the talk, I went to the EU-EM booth to join the other alumni in answering questions relevant to the scholarship. It was both fun and tiring. It definitely helped that the alumni were in high spirits, unmindful of the never-ending questions. Despite the weariness, we prevailed. I think we all agree that being there is one of the best ways to give back to the scholarship programme which has given us so much.
We love Erasmus Mundus!
Here’s a video of that event, courtesy of Muloy Luib, a freelance journalist. Pics will come in the next post.