Witam w Lesznie
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I did it and now I can tell you about my first week in Leszno.
A small town in Western Poland with some amazing architecture as well as parks at every little corner of the city. Other European cities sucha as Berlin or Prague a near by to visit but firstly Warsaw and Krakow are waiting for you!
Living in same house with some people whom I never met before, from countries that one may have never visited before, makes it all an exciting & interesting experience. I couldn’t have it any other way.
Few of my flat mates are from Italy, Spain and France and they have their own unique traits but at the same time I’ve realized how much more we have in common, being a Greek myself. For example, we both have some specific gestures to express our feelings which have common traits. Also, we have same hobbies like walking and taking photos. But the most important part that connects us is the desire of living new experiences and take risks. This is the beauty of humanity which doesn’t know any boundaries.
Although in the beginning it seemed difficult to start a new life in a city that I didn’t even know where it was on the map previously, the time proved me differently, when my airplane took off I felt ready for everything that would come along with it. All the activities that would take place and the special moments that I may live, are just few of the many to come and I am looking forward to participate actively, evolving my skills.
Every day is something new, an experience that we may live. Stay tuned for everything that will follow.
Name: Natasa Tzavara
Studies Field : Sociology/ MSc Labor and Employment Policies
What Do You Like Most In Your Life?
I like help people to develop their skills and be an inspiration for them. Therefore, I choose to be a teacher of secondary schools and teach the major parts of Sociology. Moreover, I like to be evolved and learn new things, because this is the meaning of life, to learn more and become better.
Why Did You Choose EVS?
I chose EVS because I would like to learn different cultures and live abroad. It is the best chance to learn new things while you meet new people and different ways of living. Also, I like be a volunteer and EVS gives me the opportunity for a voluntary job abroad, which is definitely a memorable experience.
What Are Your Expectations?
My expectations are to learn new things and co-operate efficiently with different people from other European cities. In addition, I want to learn the basic parts of polish language and discover the polish culture, by visiting the cities of the country.
What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland ?
First of all, I want to share some parts of the Greek language, e.g. find commons and differences, teach basic phrases of everyday life etc. Another part that I want to share is the Greek traditions (what we do during the Christmas or the Easter). Also, I have planned some games especially for children, based on the Greek culture, eg Greek music that has a lot of styles and parts. Speaking more specifically, we can dance together an easy traditional dance, play “music chairs” with Greek songs or make a Greek flag with colors and papers.
What would be your best attributes?
I am a friendly person who loves to share things with other people. I have a big imagination and creativity, thus I make a lot of crafts, like paintings, sketches, handmade stuff like jewelries etc. In my opinion the most important is that I give to other people power to continue their goals despite the difficulties and I am trustful and supportive which makes me a good friend and co-worker.