My Experiences during the Internship in Youth Bcn

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Hello hello!

It’s been already 2 months since I started my Internship and here I would like to share with you things that I learned and enjoyed so far.

First, I would like to tell is that I am getting more confidence and experience in the field of European projects and the world of Erasmus+ is becoming more and more interesting and attractive to me.
I am learning a lot about the opportunities it offers and I can tell that the idea of opening my organization is starting to cross my mind quite often. In the end, it is not as complicated as it could seem to be. But let’s see where this road could lead me..

In such a short period of time, I already visited several countries. (That’s the beauty of the Erasmus+ world). I’ve been in Turkey, Hungary and… accidentally in Serbia!

So, one thing at a time.

I had a great time participating in a Youth Exchange about Multiculturalism in Istanbul, Turkey.

During this experience, i had a chance to plug into the topic and reflect on how sometimes it could be difficult to live in a multicultural society. I was particularly impressed by one activity that made us experience how sometimes belonging to a particular stratum of society predetermines opportunities and choices in life.

We also tried to come up with different solutions by implementing flashmobs dedicated to various topics like hate speech, integration and inclusion of minorities, and intercultural dialog, which could help to raise the voice of society and make our world a little bit kinder.

During the project I also had a chance to develop some acting abilities. We used a method of theatre and role-playing. Using this alternative method we tried to address issues existing in the multicultural environment such as cultural differences at workplace, at schools, or obstacles that minorities face in the host communities etc.

Can’t miss one of the favourite moment of the project –  the cultural night. Officially we were 9 countries but actually there were presented at least 15 nationalities! I think this is the unique opportunity to get to know some particularities and habits in the foreign cousins and taste so much different stuff in one evening. 

Istanbul is a unique city. It has something that makes you wish to come back over and over again..

It was an amazing opportunity to learn about rich and diverse culture of this country.  We visited some beautiful main places such as Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque, we made a boat cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, shopped around the colourful Grand Bazaar. Istanbul is a city that will enchant you with its beauty and charm. I definitely left one part of my heart in some place over there…

I met wonderful people from Germany, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, and of course Turkey, who shared their perspectives and experiences with me. This kind of opportunity is a chance to create a network for future collaborations and it is the greatest way to make friends all around the world!
 
I wish to everyone, at least once in their life to take part in this kind of projects . 
Everyone will find something different. For someone it could be a life-changing experience, someone will get a valuable knowledge or a chance to explore a new place, somebody could make a strong friendship. But without any doubt it will be an unforgettable experience.