After my studies at the University of Athens in the department of Classical Greek Philology, I decided
the experience of living abroad. The Erasmus+ programme was my compass and helped me to start
this journey and as a result I was led to the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, where i conducted an
internship through a scholarship for nine months as a Research Assistant in the Institute of
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Vienna. My passion has always been
traveling, youth exchange programs, foreign languages, meeting with people from all over the world,
interaction with new civilizations and other cultures, sports and activism. Since September 2016 I
study at the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management, representing Greece.
“The H-Ug project was initially a huge challenge for me. Once we decided to implement it, we started to
work feverishly. I really wanted to make our project a reality. The project is the proof that everything can
start just from a simple idea. A great idea. Nowadays, in a period of ethical crisis and when the ideals
and values tend to disappear, we should stand our ground.
The H-Ug project helped me to understand who I really am. It opened my eyes and led me to new
thoughts and dreams. The most important lesson that I took during the lifetime of the program and
during the whole experience in Uganda is that material goods do not bring the happiness. Unfortunately
we do not appreciate what we have and we take for granted many things.
H-Ug project is the starting point. We would like to empower the Youth in local communities through education.”