I have done those 2 points of the project by first, when the topic is about English, I will play
games that will make the children become active, and in cultural understanding, I present
some interesting things about Indonesia.
As I went to an East European country, this experience was incredibly challenging, from a
totally different temperature, different culture, different language, different food even the
different of the driver seat!
This going exchange experience was really exciting, an incredible journey, it was my first
time skiing, my first time to built snowman, first time doing snow fight, and don’t forget first
time to live 6 weeks with foreigner! Well, beside those that I mentioned, there were also so
many first things that I probably will never be able to do in Indonesia.
Within 6 weeks, I have tried a lot of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s traditional food, from their
main meals like Cevapi, BÃ¶rek, Pita, to their desserts like Å ape, and one of them is my
favorite, which is BÃ¶rek. My project was basically held in their capital city, Sarajevo, the city that surrounded by hills, that force me to hike a 45 degrees hills just to get back to my hostel, but it was a really beautiful city, and not only that, I also went to another cities, Travnik, Jajce and Mostar.
In this project, I really love how the children are excited to meet us, to meet someone from a different culture. I met a lot of new great people, the open-minded youth who loves to share and try to understand other’s culture. The people that I met through this project were all nice, they weren’t talk to us only about the project, but to be our friends, and not only
people from Sarajevo, I also met people from Mostar (another city of Bosnia and Herzegovina) who are also really nice to hang out with.
Through Knowlympics, I have learned and got a lot of new things, I learned how to live far away from all my family and friends, I learned new cultures and languages, I met lots of great people, I got a great chance to do something that I could never do in Indonesia, I met from super cute second grader students to the nice and smart ninth grader students, and the best is that I got new best friends from different country, whom I can talk to and laugh with.
This experience of living in another country, to join a project about sharing my own culture
to kids, to meet new people from different cultures, and to experience all those new things
for me were not about how to get out of my comfort zone. I learned that, every new
experience that I had is a way to expand my comfort zone.
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