It may sound cliché but I have to say that this ERASMUS+ changed my life, adding that it all started the day I decided to go to ETIC_Algarve.
It was the culmination of the good things this beautiful community has given me. Thank you all!
Specifically on ERASMUS+ my special thank you to Virginia – tireless, fiery, dear Virginia.
We know that you strive to get the best out of this experience and that should be honored. Thanks!
There was also a promise that when there is an opportunity they will contact me and also letters of recommendation from them and all the support I need.
Music Creation, Production and Sound Techniques graduate, Berlin 2022
“It’s the end of this adventure / challenge that the Erasmus + program has provided me in Prague for three months. Unfortunately, I was forced to abandon this experience, initially for three months, for health reasons and also due to the huge worldwide problem, Coronavirus.
Although this route was interrupted, in those two months, interesting situations happened. It was amazing. It was spectacular. It was fantastic. It was different. I don’t know how to describe it any other way. Prague is, without a doubt, a wonderful city, safe and with a lot to explore. I visited as much as I could and made the most of what these two months offered me, outside my comfort zone.
Now, it’s funny to see the evolution in me. If I look back, I see that I grew up, not in height eh, eh, eh, but yes, I became more mature, more adult, more independent, I feel more capable of accomplishing things without fear of it going wrong. If they do go wrong, they did and then what? It was because it was meant to be, maybe all this had to happen to improve my work, to learn “how not to do ” and to evolve as a person.
I don’t regret participating or being away from home for two months. It opened my horizons not only at a professional level, but also at a personal level, which is of great importance and so good. Knowing what I know today and reading my colleagues’ reports, I would certainly regret it if I hadn’t done it, because I would have always asked myself “What if?”: what if I had participated? What if I had tried? What if I had done the job? and that was going to “grind the judgment”. So I am super happy to have grabbed this opportunity tooth and nail. I see that it only did me good and I was very sorry that I couldn’t finish the experiment until the end.
I end this report with an advice:
Whoever has the opportunity to be part of a challenge like this, do it, because it will only bring you good things, with some friction in the middle, which is completely normal, but it will only serve for your personal and professional growth, so take advantage of the opportunities and don’t let them escape!
Ps: my Czech is not at its best, but I intend to keep learning.
Na shledanou !!!!!
Film and TV Director, Prague 2020”
… This adventure is almost coming to an end, and the results couldn’t be more positive. I had the opportunity to have my internship in an amazing company, surrounded by professional people, versatile, human and with a very good vibe.
…In total it was more than 70 photoshoots, thousands of shots… hundreds of kilometers, hundreds of hours in front of the computer editing, and in the end, only 1 feeling: the feeling of fulfilling my duty. I faced ERASMUS as an opportunity for personal and professional growth and in the end, everything always turns out right…
Professional Photography Graduate, Berlim 2018
I can hardly believe that these are the last weeks of my ERASMUS experience here in Prague.
Now that I’m in my final sprint, you would think the stress levels would rise, but things have been increasingly calm which has given me time to reflect upon the last three months.
Living abroad was an interesting challenge, as mentioned earlier, I think the biggest challenge was the currency, but with the passing time it became automatic. I must say I fell in love with Prague and because of that I’m sad to leave but at the same time I feel increasingly homesick, especially because I’m craving for bacalhau à Brás (à Brás codfish).
Regarding my internship I have no reason to complaint, on the contrary, I couldn’t be happier about my workplace.
The company, and the people working there, were awesome, allowing me to learn a lot at my own pace. I was also encouraged to leave my comfort zone and what I identified as my area, which, in retrospective, I am wholeheartedly thankful for, because it changed the way I work now and changed the way I see other artistic areas.
I don’t have enough words to describe how much I loved this experience but I know it’s something that will stay with me forever.
There are not enough thank yous to show how grateful I am to ETIC_Algarve for giving me this opportunity, so a simple thank you will have to do.
And this ends my last report, good bye and see you soon.
Videogames Graduate, Prague 2019
… I write to you from here, almost frozen, but with amazing energies. In the past two weeks, I have made two photoshoots for office products and another for a fashion editorial with my boss. I have had some time to make my own sessions, which has helped me to grow. Besides that, I managed some gigs as a DJ in clubs… This is the result of various captured and edited moments in my daily life, after little more than one month of being in this city that took me in for the ERASMUS+ Internship…
Professional Photography Graduate, Berlin 2017
In the last day of internship, it was the beginning of the end… it was the saddest day ever… it was all done in slow motion. In the last shopping moments before coming back, most of the store clerks asked where I was from, how long was I staying, and then they’d say surprised “ohhh… pero tu vas a volver” (ohhh… But you’re coming back.). Hearing that time and time again was more painful than I ever imagined. I remember perfectly Elena asking in the bus “Are you anxious to return to Portugal?” and our choir shouting “NO”.
An ENORMOUS THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, for all the moments lived, for all the laughter, walks, stairways and shared meals, for all the companionship, for making so that we lived the experience as a family and lighting this little flame that had been almost out inside my heart. Here I’ll always keep this beautiful story that I lived with you, Malaga – a story of Erasmus + Best Team ETIC_Algarve.
HASTA LUEGO pero no HASTA SIEMPRE. …”
Director Graduate, Malaga 2016
… My first experience was so good that I wanted to repeat it but in different cities, and live it all over again. It was really the best decision I made in my life.
… It was an enriching experience and it is very worthwhile, I recommend it. You can be sure that a completely different person than the one that arrived, leaves…
Digital Marketing & Social Media Graduate, Seville 2018
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