An Unforgettable Month
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Written by Angela Aleksandrovska from North Macedonia
They asked me “How do you feel now after one month on the internship?” and I didn’t know what to answer…
So many feelings collected in one place I just need so much time to describe them. It’s something impossible to forget, something impossible to believe in, extraordinary, something you will never experience again. This internship is part of a self-discovery, an incredible experience where you can discover your other side, where you can fulfil your dreams, dreams that you’ve thought that will never come true. I definitely fulfilled one of my dreams – my dream to visit one of the most beautiful countries in Europe – Belgium.
It’s perfect! A new country, a new culture, tradition, people.. I couldn’t imagine myself alone in a position like this, working, having fun with strangers that I just meet.. amazing. I’m in Antwerp, old and peaceful, tiny and charming, a town full with a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. No words can describe such an amazing city, with generous, funny, friendly and amazing people as Antwerp. I wasn’t sure that I can be brave enough for a trip and life like this one – living alone, cooking alone, working, partying and learning a lot of new and different things. I learned how to cook couscous, Spanish gazpacho, tortilla… I learned how to edit something on Wikipedia and insert it, to make posters for the workcamps and workshops, I learned new things about organizations that I didn’t even know existed. I made a lot of presentations, helped with the finances (I had no idea that you could do stuff like that in the organization) and of course tried a lot of beers! I think Antwerp is the city with the best beer in the world. One of my biggest challenges was to make a survey for the Alumni Initiative, that was definitely something new for me and I didn’t know that I could make something like that. I also wanted to learn Dutch during my internship, but it’s very very hard, I don’t know if I can still manage to learn it in this short period.
I can say that I am very happy and lucky to be here, I don’t have anymore words to describe this, definitely love it, it’s the best thing in my life.
An unforgettable month!