YEU Administrative Office welcomes new intern Teresa Vio
One of the perks of being a University student is the exciting possibility to travel abroad during your studies through mobility programs. So, almost at the end of my Master’s Degree in International Relations, I decided to leave Venice for an Erasmus+ internship at YEU. What brought me to the choice of this institution was my interest in the work of NGOs, and my curiosity to learn about the ways through which they can foster international cooperation. Furthermore, by collecting information through the website and the social media of YEU, I was struck by the impact their projects have on youth all over the world and decided that I wanted to be part of the team, with all the challenges that this would bring. In accordance to my Degree, I see this experience as a chance to test a possible professional path and to deepen my knowledge on the structure of NGOs.
Despite the fact that this is my second semester abroad, (the first was as a student in Lisbon during my bachelor’s degree), I experienced everything all over again as the first time: the fear of not being ready to leave home, the excitement of independence, the confusion of apartment-hunting and the adaptation to a new routine in a new city, made possible with the help of new friends and roommates with whom I feel very lucky to share my daily life in Brussels. Meeting new people, with different backgrounds and goals is, in my opinion, one of the best parts of living abroad, as it allows you to widen your perspective and consider ideas and paths you had never taken into consideration before.