The trip by Youth Exchange «Intercultural Learning through Sports and Outdoor Activities» was a mystery to me. This is my first such experience of participating in the exchange, so I was not sure that I would like it, that I would find a common language with the participants. However, I did not feel any discomfort from the very beginning - the organizers took care of every detail.
I really liked how much logistics was thought through. Living conditions were at the highest level, comfortable location. Special thanks for the food. Although it can not be called diverse, it was still very tasty, I learned some cooking methods for myself.
Unexpected experiences have become for me in mini-projects, which we dealt with every day. When we redesigned the games for social inclusion, it was interesting to go beyond your thinking and come up with something that no one else came up with and that could simplify communication with people with disabilities. Many of the games that teams came up with would not be easy to implement in real life, but their idea makes us think about solutions to problems that exist in our society. I liked that some teams were guided not only by sports assignments, but also focused on team play, creative approach and devised rules that would emphasize the importance of people with disabilities.
On this project, I also felt important. I realized that I have information that can help many participants in their daily lives. For example, I conducted a lecture on the art of mobile photography, and many participants approached a few days after the lecture and thanked me for the training - their photos became much more quality and effective.
It was interesting to get new knowledge from areas I had never encountered before. For example, I remember the techniques of martial art.
But most of the impressions are connected, of course, with Cyprus itself. I fell in love with the beaches and the sea, I still remember garnets, lime and tangerines, which you could just rip off on the street. I remember the taste of ice cream, which we do not have. I really liked the local people - kind and open. Chilling in the Blue Lagoon was a real fairy tale for me.
I would like the theme of the following programs to be related to architecture, urban design. If the social theme, then this is feminism, gender discrimination.