No One Is Out: Marjorie and her first adventure abroad

28 June 2019Experiences

No One Is Out: Marjorie affronta la sua prima avventura all’estero

After studying for three years at the university and graduating in Education, I took a sabbatical year to go abroad. This experience is being very important for me, a real breath of fresh air. I had always willing to go abroad, but, in the end, I had continued to ring one year of studies after another without thinking too much. Slowly, I realized that I had no experience in the field of education. Therefore, the European voluntary service seemed the best option, since it allowed me to settle my due wishes. However, this choice was not at all easy because it raised all my doubts about my future, split as I was between the desire to live something completely different and the fear of what was waiting for me. After a long reflection I still have the intention of things and to undertake that experience abroad that had always fascinated me.

Sicily, I’m coming!

So, I arrived in Palermo at the end of October 2018 to participate in the “No one is out” project at CESIE. My activities are in “Casa Officina”, which is an intercultural educational team that welcomes children between 1 and 6 years old from different background. This is how cultural differences with children are promoted. Every day I assist the group of educators in carrying out different activities. These activities are a source of constant learning, thanks not only to my colleagues but also to children.

From a personal point of view, this allowed me to reflect and work on myself, and to get out of my comfort zone. It was a process of enrichment that committed me to gain confidence in myself, to share and discover many things. Undoubtedly, contact with others helps us change for the better, when we come into contact with new ways of thinking, new ways of doing and meeting different culture, stories and personalities. We experience mutual exchanges that transform us and make this EVS a magnificent human experience.

This is a way of thinking for me,  now I know: it was all I needed to move forward. I can already say that this experience was a fundamental step that I will long remember. But it is not over yet, I intend to take this opportunity to the end, to be able to take the best and grow both from a personal and a professional point of view.


Marjorie Lemonnier
EVS volunteer within the Erasmus+ project “No one is out”

What is EVS?

EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer program funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organization or in a public body in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months.

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