Within a few days, I will embark on Erasmus and head for Ljubljana. In doing so I will also follow in the footsteps of the man who gave these scholarships their name. The great Dutch humanist thinker, writer and priest Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) spent a life time traveling through Europe, studying and working, thirsty for knowledge. My first small treads in his footsteps, however, I have already taken. On concluding my previous internship in Brussels, and before leaving on exchange, friends organised a little trip to the Erasmus house in the Belgian capital. Erasmus lived for about five months in this house, which is now a nice museum where the desk at which he worked, can still be seen.