In the framework of the Intervet Western Balkans project, Institute for New Age Education (ZNI) hosted a group from Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2nd October to 31st October 2022. Sending organisation of the group was IUS International University of Sarajevo and the project was coordinated by our long term partner, Uniser Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus from Forlì, Italy.
Students Elma H., Nermina, Hena, Elma D., Magdalena, Nejra and Merdija arrived to Maribor from Sarajevo on 2nd of October. They were accompanied by their tutor Murisa. The group had 2 days of preparation which included many activities: presentation of Mobility program and getting to know each other at the ZNI office, Safety at work course at IVD centre, Interview simulation and CV workshop, presentation of Slovenia and visiting National Liberation Museum with a Guided city tour: What can Maribor offer me?.
Our group's mentor, Lea Korošec, was guiding and mentoring the group through their mobility in Maribor. As part of mobility programme activities, the group went on a trip to Pohorje hill, must see hiking spot in Maribor, where they had an opportunity to get to know each other better and spend quality time in nature.
Practical trainings for the students were organised by ZNI mobility coordinator Rebeka Čeh in different companies in Maribor. Students were placed in the following companies: Maribor's hospital UKC Maribor, marketing companies Verus d.o.o. and BOOST UP d.o.o., modern accounting company E-Računi d.o.o. and electronic components production company Smartronik d.o.o. In the companies the students had been given the opportunity to develop, both personally and professionally, and had improved their knowledge in different fields.
The main goal of this mobility was to encourage students to learn, as well as socialise and meet new people. Students spent their free time going around Maribor, walking by the Drava river and going to the city park. They loved spending time outside and exploring the city as much as they could. Students expressed that living in Maribor was an interesting experience for them and they wished to stay here longer. All of the students improved their English and communication skills and also bonded as a group. While they were here in Maribor they also met a lot of new people who will remain their life-long friends.
Nermina, Elma, Hena (UKC Maribor)
Merdija (Boost up)
Elma (VERUS d.o.o.)