Hey, my name is Annaliisa and I am from Estonia. I am 23 years old. I had finished my studies of social work this year. I have always thought about the ways how I could do something for the others. And from time to time I started to think about it always in a bigger way. First, it was for my home town, then through my studies about disabled kids and kids with no parents. I want to explore the world and learn more about it. But there isn’t only a bright side of this world. I’m here to learn more about the world I live in and most importantly, I want to learn how I can make it better as much as I can. I believe in change and the power of will.
My name is Bogdan and I come from Romania.I never considered myself a person made to follow the classical pattern of high school-university-job and I felt I have to do something different. I joined the programme because I think it offers me a better understanding of the world around us, not only because I’ll be able to travel but also because I will be surrounded by people from different cultures and backgrounds. Besides that, I believe that the challenges I’ll have to face during my stay can help me develop myself in a unique way. Furthermore I consider that being a DI can help me find my own path in life, given the fact that I’m not sure what career I want to follow.
My name is João and I’m 21 years old. I joined the 24 month program because when I was halfway through my university degree, I started reading books like Brave New World and 1984 which made me rethink what I perceived as a good future or even happiness. What I realised was that to be happy, one can’t be in one’s comfort zone. I wanted more. I wanted to be happy some other way. I wanted to go away from the beaten path. I wanted to be challenged and evolve as a person, so I did: I came to Lindersvold.
Hi, I’m Momoko from Japan, 24 years old. I like playing tennis and travelling. I visited Korea, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and the 6th country for me is here in Denmark. I found this program when I was looking for something new and also challenging things for my next step after living in Australia for a year. Through the experience staying in those countries, I know how good is to live and work together with friends who have diverse backgrounds. In addition I’ve got lots of interests in volunteering after studying English in the Philippines. Therefore I am sure that it will be a great opportunity to develop myself by studying, working and volunteering in this program.
Hi! I’m Rima. I always believed that nationality or continent where You born is not important because we’re all from the same planet and if we want to keep it ‘alive’ we need to make difference starting from changing our point of view! I was always connected with volunteering and education and believe that taking program in OWU it will help me to discover and understand more about global problems and will help to make impact even it’ll be very small, but from small things starts big ones!!!
Hola, my name is Pedro Calero, I’m 34 year old born in Catalonia, Spain. I enrolled into this programme because I believe that through education we get empowered and able to unlock our full potential. So we are more able to tackle and overcome the issues of our time. Moreover, I believe that during this process we are more able to understand our differences and work together for a common future. Nowadays, education is changing, more and more schools wager for a different education, an education that respects and allows students to develop their talent in a sensible and proactive manner. I am looking forward to being an active agent for moving forward this movement and I believe this programme will support me to rich this goal as well as flourish my passion for cooperation and development.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I think everyone has heard this question. I had already answered it and still during time it’s changing: princess, vampire, veterinary, successful, happy... Till I reached mine concrete answer was a long way! "I want to be myself." I think, when we get there, we stop being afraid. Now we have the ability to help others and to overcome our own barriers. Because this is real, there are people who need help and we have to overcome fears! My name is Carlota Silva, I'm 19, I had finished secondary school and I came as fast as possible for this great journey! I think it is never too late or too early to learn more, know more, travel more, help more! And this is the perfect opportunity! I admit, at first I was a little bit afraid. My parents were afraid. I was tired of the routine... All this seemed too much for me, but now I know too. There are barriers that we create for ourself! There are never too many days to live and help others to live, it is never too daring to search for myself!
Hi, I'm Fabiola. I'm from Italy and I've recently finished my studies in International Relations. I've lived in Paris and in Dublin for two different internships respectively at the Embassy and at the University of Dublin but none of these can be compared whit this amazing experience that I'm living thanks to the DI's programme. The chance to be a Development Instructor represents for me the best opportunity to live an invaluable experience in the field of international cooperation. It's said that "it's not about the destination it's about the journey" and I'm sure that, during this amazing journey, everyone will discover in which way each one of us can make a difference in this world.