As the two weeks come to a close I am beginning to reflect on what I have learned as a navigator for the programme. I have always told my students, especially in moments of doubt, that with everything you do in life – there is always a lesson to be learned. And whilst I hope I was a good navigator, I hope I was an even better friend.
So, here are the things I learned from my wonderful students, during my personal journey along the Danube…
See if you can identify yourself!
- Always buy extra virgin olive oil, and make sure the olive is pressed only once.
- Slaughtering a pig as a right of passage is the norm – traditions ey?
- Polands most visited tourist attraction is unfortunately the Auschwitz.
- Learn something new every day. For instance – mujer means women in Spanish.
- You should be very proud to be Turkish. Sorry! I meant Cypriot…
- If you’re ever having trouble deciding between maths and languages – always pick languages. Everyone speaks a language, not everyone speaks ‘math’.
- Discopolo comes from Romania – therefore Romania the best country on earth.
- Count even your smaller achievements – like understanding only the word Szia when watching a 7 hour long Hungarian movie.
- Āmāra nāma Pola ( Bengali) is a billion times easier than Pola Vogyok (Hungarian).
- Scandinavia is amazing.
- Airdrop is a thing and it’s amazing.
And last but not least…
Never ever ever use iMovie again.