So the big day is basically less then 24 hours away now, I've been trying to absorb as much japanese knowledge as I can, both culturally and linguistically because I want to impress (and more importantly survive) during my time in Japan.
My name is Oisín O’ Callaghan and this is my first blog for EIL, my first ever actually, and the first of many I should hope, unless I’m really bad at them. Which, I hope, I’m not.
Agnieszka Sendur, a mature student from NUIG, is making her last minute preparations for her Travel Award programme this summer in Guatemala...
Ok so right now I'm sitting on train to Tipperary after a day in Cork at my pre-departure workshop(31/05/13)and it's practically empty so I said to myself I'll get on this blogging craic for my Travel Award. For those of you that don't know or didn't read above, my name is Declan Burgess and I'm from Cashel in County Tipperary.
Euroamp is a youth initiative sponsored in large part by the state of Saxony Anhalt. Every year, about seventy young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to a town in Sachsen Anhalt for three weeks of community service, intercultural exchange and fun activities. In 2012, I was lucky enough to be one of the two Irish EuroCamp participants to be chosen by EIL Ireland.
I'm just back in Dublin from the 2-months volunteer experience in Mexico, and after the flight from Mexico City to New Wark & New Wark to Dublin, still jet-lagged and not realising really that it has ended. I just know it was extra-ordinary in every sense of the word, and how much it meant it will 'sink in' only after some time.
For anyone who is interested to join in a volunteer activity like this, the following is a short summary abut the areas I volunteered.