Name of the project: “ULYSSES’’ Youth Exchange
Date: 12th September – 21st September 2022
City/Country: Montecchio Maggiore (VI), Italy.
What was the main topic of the event?
Aasa Ruukel – Future plans and self development
Henri Kivi – Overcoming the irrational self.
Hugo Tammepuu – Finding the best possible career for ourselves
Maria-Eliise Muinaste – Future and ourselves in it
Marion Pilv – Our future, writing our own story
Triin Raspel – Self development, future
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Aasa Ruukel – Realising that the fact that I didn’t get into university this year is not the end of the world and I should not be discouraged by it and i will continue to make art and keep on working towards my future.
Henri Kivi – Seeing the advantage of knowing more languages.
Hugo Tammepuu – Learning about the counties of the other participants
Maria-Eliise Muinaste – I really liked that we had a lot of time to do different activities. It took stress off of me and I felt that I enjoyed my day more and was more confident in myself. So now I also try to take things slower and enjoy the moment.
Marion Pilv – Learning so much about all the different cultures of different countries
Triin Raspel – Ulysses was my first project so everything was new to me and a “big lesson” in a way. After the project I realised that I speak better english and im a lot more confident with speaking it. Also I realised that speaking in front of many people isn’t as scary as i have always thought.
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?
Aasa Ruukel – I would love to take part of other Erasmus+ projects in the future, and when I do get into university, I am also thinking about going abroad for a trimester through Erasmus as well:)
Henri Kivi – No.
Hugo Tammepuu – Yes, I would love to go on another one of those Erasmus+ trips
Maria-Eliise Muinaste – Yes and I have also been, I’m just afraid that maybe I won’t have enough time to dedicate myself enough.
Marion Pilv – I would love to participate in another youth exchange and help with exchanges taking place in Estonia
Triin Raspel – Yes, I would like to participate in other future projects as well.
Would you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?
Aasa Ruukel – Yes I would because it is a great way to meet new likeminded people from all around the world and figuring out your future plans and getting closer with yourself mentally.
Henri Kivi – Yes, it was very fun.
Hugo Tammepuu – Yes, because it’s almost free, and this way more educational then going on a conventional holiday
Maria-Eliise Muinaste – Yes, because it was so different from my day to day life and it really gave me a new perspective on things. It also made me excited about my future rather than worried.
Marion Pilv – Yes, I would, because it is very eye opening to be together with people from different countries
Triin Raspel – Yes, I would. Getting out of your comfort zone, getting to know more about different cultures, socialising with so many new people your age, discovering a new country- it’s wonderful to have an opportunity like that. I learned so much throughout this whole project and im very thankful for it.
Other comments or anything else you would like to share? You can answer in your mother tongue, if you want!
Aasa Ruukel – GO EESTI TEAM WOOHOOO!!!
Hugo Tammepuu – Kõike hääd!
Maria-Eliise Muinaste – It was such a nice experience, thank you! Definitely this year’s highlight.
Marion Pilv – The food was great also:)
Triin Raspel – Oli väga tore projekt! 🙂
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme