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Testimonio Unai Puig | 24 años

A roller coaster​

Up and down, up and down; so down that it seems to arrive to hell; so up that it seems clouds are smaller and smaller.

I think the metaphor of roller coaster is the one that could explain better  my EVS experience. In the beginning happiness, emotions , adrenalin and other positive feelings exceed the negative ones. According to these emotions you feel like a superhero who is living the best experience of his life.

I experienced these feelings: living alone for the first time, learning a new language (Italian), meeting new people, becoming a real adult. I was partying with new friends, doing theatre…

The climb always goes with a descend; sometimes you don’t know why, other time it’s because you miss your family, friends… and more for me having decided to leave without looking back.

Once you experience this up and down, you get into a routine where this up and down are constant but at the same time they are part of the journey and life itself.

Now, after five months doing the EVS (seven months left), I think I have adapted to people, to the environment… I’m happy to be here, I have a lot of good friends, keep doing theatre and shows around Italy and I have positive attitude towards change.

I strongly recommend to do this experience; it’s going to change your life forever. It can also help you to find the right way. Of course it has also difficulties but it’s worth the entire experience.

I can suggest doing some local activities like theatre, painting, sports… it could help you to adapt to the surrounding.

I hope this little writing could help you to do an EVS. Don’t really think about it, just do it!

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