Bram in Colombia

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First Name: Bram
Last Name: Schevenels
Age: 21
Programme: Global Community Development Programme (GCDP)
University: KU Leuven
Country of Internship: Comombia
I went on a volunteer internship to Colombia. I taught English in a small village in Colombia. Most people there worked in the mines or as a farmer. The people were incredibly friendly. It was unlike anythting I ever experienced in Europe. They were constantly inviting us for beer or lunch and were very interested in us. My host family was also incredibly generous and warm people. They made me feel at home right away. I made a lot of friends and I have a lot of memories that I will never forget. It was my first time outside of Europe, and a lot of things were very different. I now have a better view on who I am and where I come from. The teaching itself was very challenging because the students only just started learning Enlish. I taught children and adults in 2 different groups. It made me very happy to see them improving their English. It gave me a sense of accomplishment, and they were also very grateful towards me. They occasionally gave us presents and saying goodbye to them was very emotional. In short, I improved my Spanish a lot, learned a lot of dances, got to know a new culture and a bunch of interesting people. I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life.

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