Aditi Tandon (India)
Aditi Tandon was born and raised in India. She studied Euroculture on an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and Palacký University, Olomouc.
Aditi has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism, following which she worked as a journalist with one of the top English newspapers in India. As part of her M.A. in Euroculture, Aditi took the internship track where she worked with the online communications team at Amnesty International in London. She concluded her studies with a thesis on the European Union’s Soft Power in India. Following her M.A., she returned to India to work in the field of Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai and then as a Communications professional for a UNDP project. Currently, Aditi is working as a Production Editor with the environment news portal, Mongabay-India.
The Euroculture experience is a significant milestone in my life. It was not only an amazing academic experience but also an unmatchable life experience. The true essence of Euroculture was experienced through everyday living – I studied with people from more than 15 different nationalities, lived in three vastly different European countries and travelled across several more. The Erasmus Mundus scholarship was essential in facilitating this experience. The true success of this programme for me is that as I studied about Europe, instilled the culture and made Germany and Czech Republic my home, I also learnt to appreciate my own country more. And nothing makes me more happy than when my European friends decide to visit India and ask me for advice! I am always eager to help them with tips that will make them enjoy my country as much as I enjoyed theirs.