Our Stories

Our Stories

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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Taryn

Taryn

I’m Taryn, I’m 18, and I’m interested in photography, songwriting, and activism, focusing on gender equality and climate action. Travel is something that’s close to my heart – my experiences being away from home, particularly as a solo traveller, have been what have...

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Edyta

Edyta

My first experience with the Erasmus Programme was taking part in the exchange to Greece in March 2011, which was a part of the Comenius Socrates programme. The theme of the project was “Help yourself – find happiness by helping others” and there were five countries...

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Mohammed

Mohammed

My Erasmus+ journey to Oslo, Norway was very challenging and full of new skills to be learnt. I felt it was challenging as it was my first time travelling alone to another European country, and to have the experience to learn how to deal with situations on my own was...

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Jack

Jack

I spent 9 months in Poland, living and volunteering with 4 other volunteers from across Europe, but was it worth it? I travelled to schools across the region to talk to young people, inspiring them to get involved in volunteering projects close to home and hopefully,...

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Ashling

Ashling

Back in 2014, I went on a week-long program to Finland with Momentum World. It was an exciting opportunity to get away from my desk in London and to work with like-minded individuals from all over Europe. We spent the week in Villa Elba the most picturesque Finnish...

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Alexander

Alexander

My name is Alex and the Youth in Action Programme rocked my world!! My story is one that takes us from the crumbling city streets of the West Midlands to the towering misty mountains of Svaneti, and back again into the murky, mystical Forest of Dean, home of the ASHA...

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Yi Ann Kok

Yi Ann Kok

I was incredibly fortunate to have my first Erasmus+ experience at the ASHA Centre in the beautiful Forest of Dean. I had been volunteering at Oxfam when a fellow volunteer-turned-good friend told me about a residential training course on interfaith dialogue. I could...

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Martin

Martin

What’s a man of 42, yes 42, all though not young in age, young at heart, and so grateful for my Erasmus+ peregrination, doing on a youth project and what has he gained, I hear you thinking, I´ ll explain, well try to. I am Martin Harrison a 42 year old man (that will...

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Vicky

Vicky

2016 has been a surprising experience for me, I’ve managed to reach over 4 different countries around Europe through the Erasmus exchange. What can I say!! I can say the economy is certainly different from London. I can ensure that being a part of the Erasmus+...

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Zofia

Zofia

My first Erasmus Plus project took place in Germany and lasted for two weeks. It was called the European Youth Weeks. Youngsters from 10 countries gathered together in Heppenheim to discuss, learn, share inspirations, make new friends, and have fun. I came back home...

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Siobhan

Siobhan

My favourite story from one of my international experiences is between getting out of the sauna and running through piles of snow to jump in the frozen sea and run back again. That was a once in a lifetime experience that I did it with a group of friends I had...

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