In July 2016 I participated in an Asfar Erasmus+ trip to Turkey, and I am happy to say this was one of the best trips I had ever partaken in. This trip was held after only a few days after the attempted coup by Turkish forces; however, despite the political unrest before our arrival, I … Continued
Visiting Baku was an unforgettable and amazing experience while being part of youth exchange Evropa2Evraziis. We’ve learnt a lot about cultural similarities and differences, also it was a great opportunity to share our experience and history with each other. I would recommend an Erasmus+ youth exchange to every person who wants to develop their life … Continued
Visiting Israel, and being hosted by the wonderful, Interfaith Encounter Association , was a very informative experience that really enhanced my understanding of the many cultural, historical and religious complexities of the region. The participants in Israel, were so friendly and so knowledgeable, which made this encounter, more than simply a trip, but rather a … Continued
As a Youth Worker, it was a great experience for me to learn about transnational youth work and the learning opportunities available to young people through Erasmus+, especially culture, languages and skills. To see the outcomes of Inspire Europe in Istanbul, especially how young people engaged and picked up new words in different languages! I … Continued
The programme in Istanbul was a really worthwhile opportunity to meet other young people from the UK and Turkey. Everyone seemed to enjoy getting together and learning more about each other’s cultures, and realising our shared interests and experiences. Erasmus+ is a fantastic experience and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is even … Continued
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Istanbul. My research into the youth sector, youth unemployment and cultural learning provided me with some unique experiences and striking comparisons. Overall, I enjoyed learning about Turkey from Takim Yildizi, observing the architecture in the city as well as being told stories about it’s cultural history.
Amazing experience, I really appreciated the opportunity provided to me by Asfar and Erasmus+ to learn about the Youth Sector in Istanbul. Outside of the activity, I loved the way in which Turkish people drank tea, I found it to be something that was used as a massive hospitality tool, while building communities together.
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