My story starts pretty simple: like the great majority of people all over the world I've dreamed of travelling and meeting new people since my childhood. Being a freshman I met Peace Corps volunteers and along with being inspired by them and their work I kept questioning myself, - what on Earth can make a person turn his life upside down by moving to a really distant country where he'll be a total stranger. But as our friendship grew and we got to know more about each others' life and work I understood - volunteering is a unique life-changing opportunity that none should miss when he gets one. It's an experience that any work or studies are able to give. It is a chance to change the world and yourself for better. Since than I felt that sooner or later I will certainly need to devote a part of my life to volunteering.
Tending to be a bit indecisive when dealing with some global things I could have left this dream of mine at the state of a dream but in 2014 my friend Ani went to do EVS in Germany. It was the first time I heard the details about this wonderful program and the time when my dream transformed into a goal.
I've spent a year and a half in the search of a project. During this time I've sent about 30 applications, wrote to more than 15 organisations, went through 7 interviews... Several times after getting one of the uncountable refusals I was about to give up my efforts, but then continued the search keeping reminding myself that EVS is a great chance to learn something new, to share my knowledge and show my skills, to meet great people, see the world and find my real self. So after the year and a half of trying and waiting I was chosen to be a part of a great project GLOS in the small but cosy and picturesque German city Frankfurt Oder.
Currently I'm doing last efforts in collecting the needed documents, so if everything goes well I'll spend the Indian summer in a new country. So wish me luck! :)