Getting involved in different sorts of activities can enrich our knowledge, can make us discover ourselves and most importantly it helps us be more positive throughout the way. Back home in school teachers were always trying to explain to us how important it is to collaborate through different activities, however, I did not understand it until I got older.
Part of my high school was the time when I was involved in different volunteer activities and projects for personal development, however, I never had the courage to apply for a big exchange programme because I was always afraid of not knowing the people who I was going with. The fear of the unknown has been with me for a while back then, but I managed to get rid of it right in the last year of high school when I was accepted in a project for which I had to spend 3 days in another city with people that I did not know.
I was applying to different projects at that time, but when I got accepted in that one I was surprised and almost on the point to drop out, best thing that I did not do it. It was a true adventure to go and meet new people, the three days spent there made me realise how much I love traveling and discovering new places and cultures. In the project, we had different activities that involved teamwork, creating ideas and coming up with solutions when we’re needed.
I realised that I have certain skills, that I like going on adventures and that I can work on something until I master it. Because of this type of exchange experience along with other reasons I made my mind and chose to study abroad. It was a very courage’s decision and once made it I had to deal with all the thoughts that came in my mind. Now, as time has passed, I realise how important is getting involved in activities and that for me it was a life-changing.
I truly support the idea of exchange experiences, they make us grow personally without us even knowing. Getting out there and learning how to do things from a different perspective can be scary, but at the same time is full of unexpected results.