Anna Ungiadze is a Georgian volunteer who joined Lycée Sévigné, in France and carries out her long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what she says about her upcoming experience:
”When I saw the information about this volunteering project, I instantly got thrilled about it, as the idea of working at a high school which promotes international mobility and hosts students from various countries sounds captivating. As I participated in exchange programs during my BA studies, I believe that my experience will be useful for the school, and I would like to share the knowledge that I gained with the students, give them tips about various projects and motivate them. The opportunity to create independent workshops and projects for the students was one of the main factors that attracted me to this project.
I perceive volunteering as an eye-opening adventure, on which you not only prove your abilities but also help others to achieve their goals, by sharing opinions and supporting one another. I have never volunteered on a project of such scale, and I believe that this unique experience will help me self-reflect better, and I will be able to concentrate on my future goals. That is why I decided to take a gap year before pursuing a Master’s degree, as I wanted to make sure that I know precisely what I strive for in my studies. And the fact that I will be able to assist other students on their own paths will be equally rewarding.
Moreover, I have been studying French for two years now, and the possibility to master the language in France is truly incredible. At the same time, I’ve always been fascinated by France, its rich culture and history, its role in the unification of Europe. And given the fact that I decided to take a gap year, working in Rennes for such a significant amount of time, especially on such a remarkable project, is a dream come true. I can’t wait to start this incredible journey, embrace new cultures and get to know the world of volunteering” – Anna Ungiadze