Travelling is Natascha Jürgens’ greatest passion. Actually, she travels so much that her fridge is almost always empty. But that’s not the only interest of the enthusiastic AEGEE-Passau member. Natascha is keen on taking the next step in AEGEE and joining the European level at the upcoming Agora in Bucharest, where she will run for the vacant position of Member of Mediation Commission.

GT: Where would you be now if you hadn’t joined AEGEE?
Natascha: Sitting in the library of my university and dreaming of an organisation like AEGEE.

GT: How did you join AEGEE exactly? How did you find out about it?
Natascha: I learnt about it in my orientation week of my university. I went to an information evening and joined the same day.

GT: How long did it take you from the first moment until you signed the membership form and joined AEGEE?
Natascha: Less than an hour.

GT: What’s the typical drink & food you bring to European Nights?
Natascha: Jägermeister and Lebkuchen.

GT: At an AEGEE party where will we find you? On the dancefloor? Talking at the bar?
Natascha: Most likely on the dancefloor since I absolutely love dancing and you can’t talk well with loud music anyway, but if I don’t like the music I might be somewhere else as well.

GT: What was your favourite event as organiser?
Natascha: Waking up sleepy AEGEEans after a night of partying is always fun, no matter where you are.

GT: What was your first Agora and how did you feel there? Happy, excited, overwhelmed, lost?
Natascha: My first Agora was Agora Enschede 2017, the procedures may have confused me a bit at the time but overall I was really happy to meet many of my friends again.

GT: Do you like cooking?
Natascha: I am so untalented at cooking and do it so rarely that my friends constantly mock me for it. The first year of living in Passau I didn’t even have salt and when I was hosting an Italian he was in deep despair because he wanted to cook something but couldn’t find anything he needed in my kitchen.

GT: What’s never missing in your fridge?
Natascha: It’s almost always empty because I’m rarely at home.

GT: What do your parents think about the idea that you are so active in AEGEE?
Natascha: My mother says she would have sold her soul to be part of an organisation like AEGEE when she was younger, but it would be nice if I could finish my studies sometime.

GT: In a typology of members there are the three aspects fun member, career member and idealist – to which percentage are you which of these aspects?
Natascha: In my opinion fun and idealism can’t be separated because if you do something that is important for you and seems right it will make you feel good and be fun, so I cannot say that I am more of one than the other. About career, I haven’t thought of it yet.

GT: What other hobbies do you have aside from AEGEE?
Natascha: Travelling and dreaming of travelling. Also dancing and meeting people.

GT: What do you study – and why?
Natascha: I study International Cultural and Business Studies due to my love to learn about other cultures and languages.

GT: What’s your dream job?
Natascha: Anything that can be done while travelling and will bring enough money to keep travelling.

GT: What’s the favourite city or place on this planet you ever visited?
Natascha: My favourite city in the world is clearly Moscow, my favourite place is impossible to decide on since I have seen so many beautiful natural wonders.

GT: And where would you really like to go?
Natascha: I would love to go to South America and the southern parts of Africa.

GT: What’s your biggest frustration in AEGEE?
Natascha: Having to say goodbye after events end too quickly.

GT: Please complete the sentence: “AEGEE is for me…”
Natascha: …the marvellous chance to see my friends again and meet new friends every time I go to an event.

GT: How would you describe yourself in a few keywords?
Natascha: Curious, happy, adventurous.

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