© 2020, Rebeka Štrekelj and Tjaša Plahanc
First of all you get to meet new people and a whole new culture. The placement offers you the experience of working in a foreign country that has completely different working habits. It allows you to become more independent and prepare you for future challenges that might appear in your career or your life in general. You also get to improve your language skills (Spanish or English). We both became more confident and definitely more independent and more resourceful in certain situations.
Moreover mobility in another country allows you to get to know yourself better. You can discover what you want to do in life and what career path you want to choose. You get to know your strengths, weaknesses and abilities. You also improve your working skills. Working and living abroad makes you think more about your future and the goals you will set for yourself. It makes you think about the things that would interest you more and think about what you are good at and what you are bad at.
We became more tolerant because we got to experience something different and it pushed us out of our comfort zone. As individuals we grew a lot!
Rebeka Štrekelj and Tjaša Plahanc
- Publication date
- 14 October 2020
- Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion