Summer volunteer at Raulandakademiet

Follow the rythm of Telemark’s traditions’ pumping heart.

Now, imagine you are attending your last Bachelor’s semester and have no idea what to do when you graduate… (easy, right?). Within this context imagine having a conversation with a friend about Erasmus+ volunteer projects (…of which you never heard before). Okay, I could go on and invite you to imagine every step of a 5 months consideration, application and (surprise!!) acceptance process but I will skip directly to: it’s june 2016 and I am an EVS volunteer for HI Norway on a inside project in Rauland, Telemark.

I could launch into a detailed Game of Thrones-size description of my days and tasks or I could summarize it, as the perfect summer bliss: long sunny days with slow picturesque sunsets all surrounded by nature and spiced with the most delicious food I’ve ever had….ahem…I said I could. Instead I will just let you see for yourselves and maybe even inspire your future decisions.

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As soon as I arrive, I find these three beauties *_*

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Next I find out that I will be getting creative in decorating the herb garden.

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Then (my favourite) I get to record and document the summer courses.

Find out more about summer 2017 offer here.

Last, but in no way least, I participated in -and learned much from- one of the courses. ❤

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Read more in this previous article and find further information on (Erasmus+) European Voluntary Service projects here.


Article and pictures by Marina Lisnic.

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