Our Stories

Our Stories

Jess

Jess

Volunteering in Hungary through the European Solidarity Corps has been a real privilege. Helping those who come from different and sometimes disadvantaged backgrounds, is so fulfilling and ultimately reminds us that despite our differences, our humanity brings us...

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Melih

Melih

I am Melih from Germany and Turkey. I was born in Turkey and came to Germany on European Voluntary Service in 2005 when I was 18. That’s why I see both countries as my home. Currently I am living and working in Maastricht (the Netherlands).  When my sports...

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Viviana

Viviana

I’m Viviana, from Turin, Italy. I’m an EVS volunteer in one of the most amazing places in England, the Lake district. I’m working as a volunteer at The Lakes District Calvert Trust Stables, a center specializing in outdoor activities for people with...

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Nurjahan Ema

Nurjahan Ema

MYSELF/CULTURE When we move to a different country there are few things that happen when we try to relate to the culture. We often choose to challenge it, oppose it, go along with it, and adapt to it.  I have been living in the UK for three years now, believing in...

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Jenny

Jenny

Despite having an Erasmus experience under my belt, and also taking part in an IVS workcamp, my first Erasmus+ experience was a whole new education in international opportunities. After stumbling across the first EuroPeers UK training course back in the summer of...

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Erika

Erika

Let’s go back to 2017. My 11th year in school was nearly finished and I did not have any plans for the summer… But… I knew one thing- I – wanted to experience something different, new and inspiring! And at that moment I arrived at an idea to go abroad alone (I mean...

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Kat

Kat

If I could go back to August the 19th 2018, the day before I boarded a plane to study in Stockholm for a year I would tell my past self to relax. To swap the chaotic butterflies in her stomach for excitement because everything is going to work out. She is about...

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Gianluca

Gianluca

A European perspective #EuroPeers My name is Gianluca and I’m 21, currently based in the north of Italy. Europe for me means opportunities.  Huge opportunities to travel, explore, learn, grow up and mature. I am most proud of the idea of becoming young...

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Jamie-Lee

Jamie-Lee

I am Jamie-Lee McGurk, I’m 22, and I’m a business student from Glasgow who is interested in environmental protection, climate change, physical and mental health. At the beginning of 2019, I was presented with an incredible opportunity to take part in my first Erasmus+...

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Tyrone

Tyrone

Prior to learning about EuorPeers and the Eramus+ programme, I thought the international opportunities open to teenagers and young adults were only available through college and university. After speaking to a local volunteer working, I was educated on the Erasmus+...

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Richard

Richard

My international experience really took off with my year studying abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland. During this time I travelled around Europe, learnt to ski, and made friends for life from all around the world. The scenery was absolutely breath-taking, as hopefully...

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Freya

Freya

My Erasmus+ experience started with a teaching placement in Le Mans, France. While I was there, I had the pleasure of meeting some truly inspiring members of the younger generation, as well as unforgettable teachers and other individuals whom I hold very close to my...

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