Algas uus kandideerimisvoor tasuta vahetusprogrammi FLEX ehk Future Leaders Exchange, mida administreerib USA organisatsioon American Councils koostöös USA Saatkonnaga ning oma heakskiidu on andnud ka Eesti Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium.
Eestist on FLEX-i raames käinud Ameerikas 60 õpilast. Hetkel õpib Ameerikas FLEX programmi toel 17 õpilast Eestist.
FLEX pakub võimalust õppida aasta USA keskkoolis ja elada kohalikus perekonnas. Programmis osalemine on õpilastele tasuta ning täisstipendium katad kõik reisi- ja elamiskulud. Isegi kindlustus ja taskuraha on programmi poolt.
...before leaving Estonia – that’s what August was all about. Haven’t done your projects yet or seen any national parks? Well, one month is surprisingly less time to do finish up your todo-list. But guess what, in the last meters I definitely sprinted to reach most of my goals…
Feet in hands and work - the motto of my August.
But let's not forget that volunteers are also people, so as it often happens, I sometimes turned on the burrito mode🌯 when I just wanted to wrap myself in a blanket and ... actually that’s all.
Let's get started. The month began with the fact that I set myself the goal to solve all problems, finish all the tasks and spend my week off in Portugal with a calm soul, which later turned into a retreat from the phone in mornings(and work in the evenings, because only then i had an Internet). I can't say that it was planned, but I'm happy.
After a long camping marathon, it was time to rest. Enjoyed the holiday with my family. Mother Sirje works in a kindergarten in the city of Valga. I accompanied her for 2 working days. All day, I was a partner in the activity times of the children in several classes accompanied by the teachers 💫 💫
The first thing that caught my attention was the difference between Estonian and Russian children. Estonian children were more calm and shy, while Russian children were sociable and used their body language actively. So, it was interesting that the difference between the two societies differed so sharply from childhood 💭💭