First of all, I would like to start by thanking you and your agency for this fantastic adventure I am experiencing this month in Ireland.
I still remember when, about three months ago, I was offered this opportunity among the school desks, and how I didn't think twice before deciding to seize it. I immediately felt that this kind of experience was exactly what I needed because I knew that a very important chapter of my life was coming to a close, and I needed a turning point to demonstrate my true self. So, I saw this opportunity as the perfect conclusion to my school journey, but at the same time, as the first lines of a new chapter in my life.
I won't hide that the awareness of a new adventure also brought some apprehensions, such as being away from loved ones for a month in a new country with a language and culture different from mine. I must say, though, that day by day, my fears gave way to curiosity and a desire to get into the game. From the very first day, in fact, I was fascinated by the places and people of this fantastic country.
Furthermore, in the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to work at a language school where I felt comfortable right away. Here, I met a fantastic team with which a beautiful working reality and more were created. It is, in fact, a group of young but responsible people with different nationalities but united by the desire to experience something that will surely remain alive in our minds.
Finally, I would like to emphasize the aspect of the cultural exchange in this experience. In our school, I was fortunate to meet people from different nationalities, from the Irish themselves to Spaniards, Chinese, Brazilians, and even Dominicans.
Personally, I consider meeting these people a significant enrichment for my personal and cultural background. Because it's precisely these encounters that allow for the discovery and getting closer to new stories, ways of life, and fascinating cultures.
In conclusion, I would recommend this experience to anyone because all the fears will not compare to the benefits that will come from it.
Best regards, Nicolò Ferrero
We would like to thank Alex and Gareth from Love 2 Learn Language School in Waterford to support our Felice Veneziani Scholarship and to sponsor Nicolò stay in Waterford