My name is Vittoria Romagnoli, I’m 17 years old and I’m on mobility in Maribor, Slovenia.
I heard about this experience by my English teacher, and I immediately participated because I think that Erasmus+ project is a great opportunity to improve my skills and to grow personally.
When I first came here, I was a little bit scared because it was my first long experience abroad alone, but at the same time I knew that it would have been a wonderful experience, so I started to talk with the other students that are here with me, and we built a strong friendship so everything became simpler.
We live in a dorm where we have a shared kitchen and shared bathrooms, at the beginning it was a little bit strange because, of course, it’s very different from our home, but a couple of days after I started to get used to it. We organized and divided the duties we have to do and, even if not always everyone respects that, we’re doing great.
During the first days we did some preparation activities with ZNI in order to get used to the culture of Slovenia and also to the world of work, in fact, after watching some PowerPoints about Slovenia, we did some exercises about Europass CV and job interviews simulations. These activities have been very useful, especially because most of us have never worked before.
After these activities, we had a job interview with our company and then we started working. I work at ZNI with my friend Martina and today is my sixth day at work, so I still have a lot to learn but it’s an interesting job, we work with social media, and we also help our colleagues doing simple things in the office.
Last weekend we took a trip to the mountain Pohorje, we followed a path into the wood, and we arrived at a chalet where we had lunch with traditional food. It’s been stunning and it’s been also an occasion to get to know each other more.
I’m learning a lot of things and, most importantly, I’m improving myself and my adaptability. It’s a lovely place and people are friendly so I can say that, until now, my mobility has been successful.