Experience from Greece
project: EVS: Conservation & monitoring in the Dadia Forest Reserve
organization: WWF Greece
date and country: 02/01/03 - 02/07/03, Athens - Greece
- Good: good tasks, nice & kind people in the village, nice WWF workers, nice tutor, delicious Greek food, i learnt a lot of birds of prey!, lovely & alive old people, greek dances & parties, they know how to have a great fun, independent work, wonderful landscape, the mountains, beautiful little streams for swimming, carnaval at March, Greek Easter, nice own house and garden with cherry-tree... Bad: no any complaints, but somethings may cause problems, depends of you, of course!
Experience from Finland
project: EVS: Connecting Europe
date and country: 15/09/03 - 15/06/04, Kokkola - Finland
I'm working in the english kindergarden. It's great to work here but sometimes there's not much to do. Well, I guess that's in almost every project the same. I'm working 6 hours a day encluded half an hour lunchtime. (by the way, the food is good here) The other teachers are nice and also Pia the mentor. But in the beginning they didn't help me a lot... I had to find my own tasks. But you get soon used to the every day life and know what to do. As there is anyway not much. Just playing with the kids, keeping them busy and pay attention that they don't do silly or forbidden things. The children understand english quite well. Some more some less. But after a while you can comunicate with all of them.