I am finally here! after a very long wait ! I have started my EVS journey in the Czech republic. I arrived in November the 27th to meet my project coordinator Zuzana Parizkova and here son at the airport. Then we went to Usti Nad Labem by car. After one and half hour drive we arrived at Usti where we went to meet the director of the north bohemian research library. I had a warm welcoming and the director offered one special home-made drink! after the coffee and the cookies. we talked about my flight, the project and the activities I am going to undertake. after that, we went to the dorm where I will stay for 7 months of my mobility. And, then we went to meet my mentor Eliska at an italian pizza restaurant.
We talked a bit, exchanged contacts, and ate. My project coordinator had to leave and I stayed for a while with my mentor Eliska. she showed me where I can shop and the place around the dorm. ( written on the night of the 27th of November)… the few days after that I was culturally shocked…
A week ago, I finally was able to submit my visa application to the Czech embassy here in Tunis. Now, I have to wait another two months to actually start my European Voluntary Service adventure. I have been waiting for so long to make this journey come true, I am actually writing this post to prepare a spot on my blog for this experience which I am strongly enthusiastic about.
the Evs will be for seven months instead of ten. Due to my bad learning curve preparing for my visa application and the amount of time and long queue waiting that I had to make in the different steps at the ministries as well as at the embassy. I finally had it done. I wonder if current or ex-Evsers had to translate their diploma or bachelors and submitted them as part for their visa application.
I am planning on documenting my Evs a head, for which I have enormous expectations. My Evs will take place in Usti nad labem, in Czech Republic. I will be a volunteer at the North Bohemian Research Library, where, I will undertake different activities, such as teaching English, French and Arabic and to make several presentation about Tunisia for the public there. My other activities will be to share the work of librarians there, and work at different departments of the library.