Midterm Training

It took place at NISI, near Lamia,in the last week of the summer, with 30 participants, some of them from my On Arrival training, so I had some familiar faces and friends, so it wasnt was as strange as the first time. The whole place was like a big camping site, where the living quarters…

Free And Real Experience

My experience with FEA is started with my friend from the On Arrival Training, of my EVS project, and I wanted to visit him in his project, and see how it really is: Free And Real is an idea for self sustaining echological community, who use as minimal resources, as possible, and make the smallest echological footprint,…

Five months

Since april I’ve worked with 10 volunteers, all of which came and left, and three of them will leave this week. It’s a shame because, although you work with them 5 hour per day, from monday to friday, you feel like you have not enough time to know those people better, but it’s nice knowing…

Antìo Athens!

I completed two months in Athens with great memories. For me this Evs was a great experience in my life. I met a lot of people, I had the chance to discover a new culture and a new country. Now I know more about their history and language. It was also an occasion to improve…

Time had stood still

“It’s funny how the colours of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen” – Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange Google all the holiday retreats in Greece, all the islands, the beaches, the hotels and resorts! On the photos, they all look mesmerisingly beautiful, unreal even. “It’s too good…

Χαίρετε Komşu !

I decided move to my neighbor recently. I picked up my suitcase and I left the house… I’m writing now from my neighbor’s house. They welcomed me very friendly… Because we are sharing the same culture with them, and in our culture;  if you have a guest you have to behave amiable! They have to…

The familiar vs the unkown

I want to compare ‘The Seen and The Unknown’ in retrospect to my observations of the places I have been to. In other words; Athens and the others, in my observations. The odd, the frequent, and the familiar! It may sound peculiar but most cultures in the world, are in fact, very similar. We, as…

Three months and a half

During the last weeks some things changed in the office, five volunteers ended their EVS program and they left Greece. I recall the times when I was hanging out with them, and it saddened me the fact that eventually they would have to leave before me. But after some time I was comfortable with it….

I Just Started

Hello everyone! I am Cansu from Turkey. I am a new EVS volunteer at Hellenic Youth Participation. My first week passed already. When I arrived here, I was very excited and a little bit scared. This is not my first abroad experience but it will be the longest. Now I am still excited but I…

Hello world!

In lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, permit me then, to introduce myself;       I am Omer Magill, born in Glasgow, Scotland, living in Izmir, Turkey. I am an English teacher.   I will be in Athens for my EVS for 2 months. It has only been a week so far, and I’m…