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V. day: Every rain is followed by sun Venerdì, 15 Luglio 2016

We started the fifth day earlier than usually. We went to the city to visit two job agencies, Umana and Eures. In Umana, we discussed about what to write in our CVs and what we should and shouldn't do during job interviews. After that, we went to Eures, where we talked about how to find a job in the European Union using their websites. We were a bit disappointed because this program does not include our country since it is not in the EU. But, also, we gained some useful information about how to improve our skills through non-formal education, voluntary work, etc.

We wanted to go to the lake, but since it was raining we decided to stay downtown and enjoy Italian coffee and do some shopping, too.
In the evening, we had the Spanish dinner which we really liked, especially because it was a long time since some of us ate Spanish food. We couldn't decide which meal was the best because we really liked everything!

The best part of the day was to go to the bar after dinner. We spent some time getting to know each other better and everyone went to sleep happy! :)

Amina, Milan and Moke from Bosnia

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IV. day: Life and work Venerdì, 15 Luglio 2016

The day started with an entertaining game that was about sitting on chairs when the music stopped. There was one chair less than persons, so in every round the person who was on his/her foot, lost the game.

Then, the coordinators made groups to talk about our curriculum vitae and we had to write down the important things that we had to put in our CVs. Meanwhile we had to prepare for one activity of the next day and write questions regarding to curriculum vitae. Afterwards, we had to do a presentation of our work and discuss about the most important parts of the CV.

In the afternoon, we were talking about the things that we have to do in a job interview, for example the way to act or to talk. After this discussion, some of us did a role-play doing an interview. We were looking and listening to them. When they finished, we analyzed their dialogues and collected what we should do before and during a job interview.

In our opinion, all of this activities will be useful in our future to apply for a job and it is useful to know what skills we have to improve.

Nuria, Alex and Pablo from Spain

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III. Day: Meeting bad/good sides of starting and running a business Venerdì, 15 Luglio 2016

We started our day with choosing photos that represent our dream job. We formed groups and discussed our wishes /dream job by answering to the questions that we got on paper.

Later, we formed different groups and we all got assignments, so we had to prepare a list of questions for entrepreneurs. We all made a list with our groups, and we listened to instructions about the plan to our interview with the entrepreneurs.
After lunch, we started our trip to Trento. Each group had meetings in different hours, so we separated and some people immediately started to work while others went for a coffee/walk.

We asked the entrepreneurs our questions and got a lot of answers and advices for our futures. We had to collect and sum up the answers for our presentation that we had to do on the next day.

Later, we met with other participants and went for a walk to explore more parts of Trento.

At 19.30 we met on the Piazza for a dinner, where we ate lot of good pizza and enjoyed nice company. After dinner we moved on to a small bar, where we all had a drink and connected even more with each other.

Irma, Lejla and Vedran from Bosnia

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With joy from Bolzano! Mercoledì, 18 Aprile 2012

Hello friends,
my name is Alina and I am here in Bolzano the fourth month. I am very happy because this is a great experience! language learning, work (activity) with interesting people, communication with people from around the world - I love it.
I wish all to get the experience of volunteering in the EVS.

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Vicenza Mercoledì, 11 Aprile 2012

Hello volunteers and future volunteers!

I'm enjoying the 4th month of the precious experience in Villaggio SOS di Vicenza. The more time passes by, the more interesting it gets, so i recommend the ones who have not made a decision to add a colorful page to their personal history to join :)

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my EVS in Mantova Lunedì, 28 Novembre 2011

Ciao Ragazzi!
I'm Dora, I came from Hungary. After finishing university I wanted to gain some experience, travel and improve my Italian, so I decided to take part in a voluntary service in Italy. Now I work with kids, which I really enjoy; none of the days are the same. My Italian is better and better every day. I already visited some nice places in Italy but I wait for the summer when I can travel more. The people around me are fantastic, that helps me a lot in dealing with the absence of my family and friends. I'm also thankful to InCo because with their help I can only focus on work and I don't have to worry about official matters.

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EVS in Italy Mercoledì, 17 Agosto 2011

My name is Ceren and I came from Turkey (Istanbul).
Before I came to Bolzano I had no idea about this city. After a bit searching actually I was afraid. Because Bolzano is a different city. İt's in South Tyrol (Italian name Alto Adige) and German and Italian cultures has been mixed together. Also a small minority have Ladin as their mother language.
Most of people speak German sometimes without Italian. And that's because I have to say that; here is not real Italy.

On the other hand Bolzano entirely located in the Alps. And at that times for me it means "I will die from the cold". With all these feelings and fear I came here. And after 1 month later, I remember like yesterday, I told to my family "I can live here until at the end of my life".
Even if it is not real Italy, Bolzano is a fantastic city with a perfect nature. Small, cute, peaceful.. And warmer than istanbul, I have never seen any snow in the city!!

My hosting organization VKE aimed to defend the rights of children to play. And they arrange so many usefull and nice organizations for children without recompense. Still my project is continueing and till now on I haven't got any problems with my team. They are always so understanding and friendly..
I have learnt so many things and still I am.. I learnt to manage my life with myself (which is really sometimes so hard and exhausting. Because although so many friends, you have to resolve the issue of alone) and of cource different cultures, languages, ideas, foods and everything..
And I met here some amazing people which is really makes me so lucky!

And I want to say one of the last thing; during EVS you would have perfect moments, memories, friendships and everything but at the same time you have to prepare yourself for "live in solitude". And for sure it is gonna be your biggest experience that like never before in your life.
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"Nice to meet you, I'am an European volunteer, and proud of it"!!;) Mercoledì, 20 Ottobre 2010

Here you go, you’re into it! At last you are having the experience you have been dreaming so long about! You’re alone, no friends, no girlfriend, you’re not in your town, neither the air your breath nor the sun that shines are the ones you’ve grown used to: you’re in Italy! Now there is no excuse: it’s you and the unknown; and two paths diverge in front of you… either you fight, or you go back home.This is exactly what I was after. To put my forces to the test, to see if I can face something completely new, without any support from the people I know. That’s a good thing.
As a volunteer, I have encountered many new experiences over the course of these activities and also learnt many things that I had simply not noticed before. I have also developed better communication skills.
I was very excited to share my culture with others and thought this fits perfectly with the project’s desire for bringing multicultural activities to those people. I had also the opportunity to be a kind of ambassador and to represent my own culture from its strong and weak points, my own people with its past and present..
The EVS project is not only a year abroad, a break from routine. On the contrary, it means to live intensely your life, to start off and head to unknown seas, and be back one day with your sheap filled up with gold. A treasure you bild up everyday with your own hands. Nice to meet you, I’m an European volunteer, and proud of it!;)

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