caught my attention in Toulouse is the kindness of all people.
start with when I arrived in Toulouse. The man that welcomed me in my residence
was very friendly, he was really interested and although it was 3 p.m. and he
hadn’t eaten lunch yet, he stayed friendly. In addition to that it was 34°C
that day and looking back to that the man did a great job.
I was in my shared apartment, I met Romain, my roommate who wasn’t the most
social person on earth, but was still very friendly. After a week he even asked
if I needed to get some heavy things, I could use his car.
to school was a nice experience as well. The first day everyone was just so
friendly, this stayed the same over the semester except for Mondays, but that I
can understand. In group works the French students really helped me, if I didn’t
understand they explained it another time, with other words. Because they were kind
I felt more comfortable and speaking French went way better. I experienced when
I had to talk to a severe teacher or student, I couldn’t find the words as
easily as when I felt comfortable.
on the other Erasmus students. I really met some nice people here. With the Erasmus
students we spoke French all the time which I really liked, because I wanted to
improve my French.
but not least are the inhabitants of Toulouse. Another reason why I had a great
time here. Almost everyone is super friendly here. Bus, train, taxi drivers,
social workers (in musea,…) they will all say hello and goodbye and even have a
conversation with you. This almost never happens in Belgium and I really think
it’s a pity because talking with people really makes you happy. Maybe it’s just
something in the south, but I really like it and I would wish that people in northern
countries would be more like this.