The project helped me get out of my comfort zone and meet many
During the trip, I had the opportunity to take the role of leader and lead my own workshops, which I found to be a very enriching experience. The project helped me get out of my comfort zone and meet many interesting people. What’s more, it was a great opportunity to explore Wuppertal and talk to the local people in German.
I encourage you to take part in international exchanges as it allows us to meet other cultures, gain new knowledge and connect with like-minded people. Moreover, it’s a brilliant way to improve the language and gain valuable experience that can benefit our development, not only personal but also professional.
Oliwia, 23 years old, training course in Wuppertal – “#NoHateSpeech“
I met many incredible people and improved my English…
The training in Germany was a very developing experience for me. I had to step out of my comfort zone to communicate with other participants, but it was the best thing I could do. I met many incredible people and improved my English.
To everyone who asks me about the trip, I reply: “Very interesting and developing experience. It’s as if you lock many representatives from different countries in one room and give them the task of getting along and creating their own project”.
I drew from the project that sometimes it’s tough to communicate with people with different views, but it’s possible. I also learned about the methods of running workshops for groups on the topic of “hate speech” and realised that it’s quite a common issue.
Many thanks to the girls from Poland who supported me during my first training and to the LEVEL UP representatives, who were ready to help at any time of the day.
I think it’s worth promoting actions similar to #NoHateSpeech, and I encourage you to do so too.
I encourage you to participate in mobilities implemented as part of non-formal education, as it is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures. Thanks to such trips, you can broaden your knowledge and meet many interesting people.
Laura, 20 years old, training course in Wuppertal – “#NoHateSpeech“
I met interesting people and characteristics of the city of Wuppertal…
I have to admit that it wasn’t the best project in terms of organisation, but l met interesting people and characteristics of the city of Wuppertal. Because I do not consider it to be a stereotypically German city. One of the highlights of Wuppertal was the Schwebebahn, the longest suspension railway in the world. Inaddition, I am grateful for the daily opportunity to speak English and German with the local people. I encourage you to participate in non-formal education exchanges because you can meet active young people, practise your English, increase your sensitivity and tolerance, and meet other cultures.
Aga, 19 years old, training course in Wuppertal – “#NoHateSpeech“