“in Germany, I was surprised to see how different human relationships went on between peers, at a University level. As a foreign student completing my industrial engineering studies through an Erasmus Programme, I always felt myself a stranger, never being approached by “local” students. At my home university, in Madrid, this would have been unthinkable, as local students always try to include foreign students to everyday life within the university. In my experience, relationships are much more formal or cold in Germany than in Spain.”