We made a lot of progress. The biggest achievements would be not to be afraid of new opportunities. Take them and see where they lead you. It will show you that you are capable of more than you know! Dare to step out of your comfort zone. Because when you do, you will expand your personal horizon and view on different things. You will become more open minded, especially with the different cultures we had to work with.
One of the most important things we’ve learned would be accepting the unknown. Strangers can change you forever. Also, if you want to be successful you need to be brave to step up and try. We have learned that creativity can open many doors for success without being afraid to fail. Because mistakes are made by all human beings and that kind of fear should not stop us from doing the things we are passionate about, or to create something that comes from the heart. We have learned about our skills and capabilities as well. That awareness was very important. And everyone has this.
We know now how to create a good CV. There are many sources on the Internet that provides you with good information. Examples of different types of good CV’s are online, also this is an awareness. You only need to know where to look.
Another very practical thing to know is how to present yourself during job interviews. This is knowledge that is useful for the rest of your life. Your attitude, tone and ‘radiation’ are things you can work on and are very important for how other people receive you.
Youth Exchanges are amazing. It will always teach you new things in an interesting different way than we are used to. And especially after this Youth Exhange, we know that you should grab opportunities and not be afraid of whatever it might be that you are scared of. Just do it and try. That is already enough to make yourself grow and it could change your life.