Can you tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, where do you come from and what are your hobbies?
Hi my name is Aleksandar and I am coming from Pancevo (which you probably havent heard of), in Serbia. Currently I am living and studying electrical engineering in Belgrade (which you may have heard of). Team sports are a big thing in Serbia, so in order not to stick out I also enjoy watching and playing it with friends very much, mostly water polo and football. Other than that and normal hobbies like binge-watching tv series, travelling and reading, I also enjoy hiking in the nature and since recently pub quizzes, especially when the prize is beer.
How/why did you discover AEGEE?
A friend of my sister is part of AEGEE-Belgrade and last summer she went on Transsiberian railway Summer University. Naturally I wanted to know all about that trip so I started asking her everything about it and that weird organization that was behind it. Next day I am myself looking up how to become a member. Thank you Natalija!
Can you sketch your AEGEE-career for us? What was your ultimate highlight within your time in AEGEE?
I have become member of AEGEE in April this year (fun fact, I wasn’t a member of AEGEE in the moment of Summer University application deadline, thank God for the second round), so in this short period of time I didn’t have a chance to actively participate in work of my local antenna. However my absolute highlight so far has to be SU-West to East Hitchhike like a Beast, organized by AEGEE-Leiden, -Aachen and -Dresden. Which specific moment in those 17 days? Impossible and unfair to compare so many memorable experiences, so I am going to say the SU as a whole!
Are there any specific plans or goals (within AEGEE) you strive towards?
As I said I haven’t been a really active member so far, but after seeing how some other antennas are functioning and how it can be fun to work with your friends on doing something meaningful and everlasting I got desire to do that in Belgrade as well. So for now I want to be more involved in my antenna and some distant goal in the future is to maybe organize some event in Belgrade, we will see.
Do you have a message for the members of AEGEE-Leiden?
For the guys and girls I had chance to meet and hang out this summer in Leiden: Thank you so much for the amazing time we had in that brief period of time. Without your energy, smiles and fantastic organization my trip wouldn’t have been the same. I had so much fun around you guys and so many crazy memories that will never fade. Stay awesome. For the other members whom I didn’t find around: Stick to this amazing organization, you are only young once and it’s a shame to spend all that time on studying without having some fun.