ERASMUS BOAT PARTIES: SHOULD YOU BOTHER?

12737093_10153550502896731_1601808514_oThere will be several of these “***UNMISSABLE ERASMUS BOAT PARTY SOIREE****” events scattered throughout the year, but are any even worth your time? I can’t claim to have any extensive experience of these fabulous croisières, as I’ve only been to one. But I can let you know what some friends have said…

When we arrived, we were seeing so many events on Facebook for most Saturdays for about the first month and a half. There will also be the odd few during the week.

Some of the group went along to one of the first ones, and it was apparently really good! I guess it’s another way to get to know everyone you’ve met in the language course, and potentially some new people too. Everyone I spoke to said they had a good time, so in hindsight I probably should’ve given it a go. There were loads of ticket deals, but generally it didn’t seem to be a rip-off. That being said, it probably isn’t necessary to go to every single one for the first month.

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So what about the ones in Term 2? In theory, they should be just as popular, as a new batch of students join for Term 2, but the one we ended up at wasn’t too full…

But it was still really fun, and the boat still took a tour down the Seine. The music was also quite good, and the drinks still marked at their Parisian prices. We got a 10 euro ticket, which included a drink if you are a University student in Paris.

All in all, it’s worth it- but I would say more so at the start of Term 1. Don’t let the worries of trying to get to grips with your non-existent timetable stop you from enjoying Paris. After all, you are only an Erasmus student once…

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