I was supposed to spend these two months somewhere else but within one day everything changed and I ended up in Joannina. And I couldn’t end up better.
The story of this ESC starts when I had to back out of my planned internship in the Czech Republic because I was unable to find any affordable accommodation. I also had another internship planned for November and a nightmarish job at that time. I had two options: I could either stay in that job for another two months or find something instead. Guess what came to my mind? Read more →
Hi! My name is Anna and I am currently working as an European Volunteer in Malaga, Spain.
My adventure with European Solidarity Corps programme began when I decided to apply for a project. After my successful selection process I came to Malaga in October 2019 and started my work at IES La Rosaleda, which is a secondary, vocational school. I work with another volunteer from France.
Our main tasks include: coordinationg ‘’speaking sessions’’ in English and French, so the teachers and students can improve their language skills. Secondly, we are in charge of posting content on the blog and documenting our activities. We organize presentations and events promoting european mobility and Erasmus+, we visit classes and give mini presentations concerning holidays and different events. Moreover we helped during the Erasmus+ selection process, as we run the English interviews and prepared info-packs for the students. Read more →
Merhaba, my name is Julia, I’m from Poland and I was a volunteer for EVS in S&G in Ankara. It was my first time in Turkey. I stayed there two months and I can say, that it is definitely too short!
Turkey surprised me in many ways. I’ve never been to the country that is so welcoming and with hospitality like in here. Plus, it is incredible beautiful.
I wasn’t scared at all before coming here, even if there are some prejudices of being abroad, far away from home in a country which is so different than yours and you don’t speak even a word in its language.
First of all tea, tea is a national drink of Britain, it is a tradition to drink it at any possible break time: in the morning, evening even midday breaks. This unfortunately is an aspect which lacks in Germany, and a lack thereof is likely to cause frustration for a German is much more likely to drink coffee with tea being reserved more for the elderly. For someone like me who doesn’t drink coffee it was rather a shock and immediately had to stock myself with some Earl Gray and Green.
Merhaba! I’m Izabela, 23 years old and I spent two months in Ankara, Turkey doing my EVS project. Was it worth it? Am I recommending EVS experience? You’re about to find out.
When anybody asks me, why Turkey, I always answer that it wasn’t like I chose Turkey but Turkey chose me. I’m during my gap year, so as it is commonly assumed it’s time for travelling. I hadn’t any specific country I want to visit, nor things I want to do. The only thing I was aware of was my will to travel abroad, no matter where. I found out about EVS projects by accident and applied for some random ones. Read more →
My name is Ewa, I’m 21 years old and one year ago I moved from Poland to Beauvoisin, France for EVS. During this year a lot has changed in my life, but also in myself.
When I came here, to REV, my hosting organisation, i was not expecting a lot and I couldn’t imagine what the next year would be like. Of course, I had some information about the project, about the other volunteers and collective life, but for someone who has never been in a place like this it’s impossible to imagine what would be happening exactly. Read more →
Hi, my name is Paulina, I’m from Poland and I’m 28 years old.
I am a Technical and Computer Science Education graduated in Poland. I want to find my way in life. I want to share my experience and my skills with another people. I see more development opportunities in another country than Poland. Read more →
“(…)Turkey is a country full of contrasts and cultural contractions”
Hi, I am Olga, I spent two months in Nestil Fest project in “System and Generation Association”.
I always wanted to go to youth exchange, my favourite destination was Denmark. In winter I started to look for the trip. For a few months I planned my time there, but at the end of May I got information that it is impossible during this summer holidays. I was disappointed, I really wanted to spend abroad more than two weeks. At this time I saw an advertisement about EVS project in Turkey. Two weeks later I was there . Before my EVS I have never been to Turkey or any other Muslim country. My interest always was around European Union countries. That is the reason I had a cultural shock. Read more →
My EVS adventure started 5th of September 2015. During 9 months of my project I had pleasure to work in Sofia, Bulgaria. My hosting organization SMART Foundation has many goals but mainly they work with youngsters using non-formal methods of education. As a part of an amazing team I had an opportunity to learning and teaching in all fields of daily life. Read more →
I am still in Madrid and my adventure with Spain hasn?t finished yet, but I already know that it is one of the best experiences in my life.
I do my voluntary work in Asociación Cultural San Pablo, in Vallecas, that is a district in the south part of Madrid. I spend my time there working with children, helping them to do their homework, to study, we also organize free time activities, workshops, weekend trips, camps. The other part of my project was giving language workshops, in my case it was Arabic. Read more →