From Portugal to Russia and Iceland to Malta, Europe is a vast expanse of land. However, it is the second smallest of all the continents.
Due to the large number of countries (over 50) you will find the area covers a broad range of cultures, languages, religious and political beliefs. The climate also varies enormously, from mild and Mediterranean to freezing and Arctic-like. Obviously the experience you’ll have living in Europe will depend on whichever country you plan to live in.