The language barrier – by Laura Gac

My name is Laura, I’m 20 years old.

I’m a French volunteer and I will be in Baia Mare for 7 months in order to organize a Carnival of non formal education methods. This year will be the 3rd edition.

One day after I finished my school, I went at one association to discuss about volunteering, and this organization told me about EVS, and more particularly about the project in Romania. So after this meeting, directly I applied for Team For Youth Association free place. When they answered, I was really happy, and finally I could start seeing the world! To discover another country, new cultures, new people, new nationalities.

So, when I arrived in Baia Mare, the travel was very long, but I was really happy to be here. Just one problem I had: the language barrier… Really difficult. But when I met Team for Youth Association’s staff, my project colleagues, when I found more about the activities from the project and the other volunteers that are hosted here I felt better.

All of them are very nice, of course when I want to speak with someone they are laughing, because of my French accent, but come on, is funny!

And in the end, I like this city, this lifestyle. Here is different than France, but that’s what we learn: to progress, to advance. It’s a good experience, EVS is rich in surprise, rich in emotions.

See you in Baia Mare, and bisous bisous bisous guys!

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Laura Gac (France) is hosted in Baia Mare by Team for Youth Association, in the “Carnval de Non Formal III” project, a European Voluntary Service, financed by the European Commission, through the Erasmus Plus Programme.