Hello, my name is Paula.
I am from Lorca, a small city in the south-east of Spain.
I consider myself as a positive, reliable, emphatic and hard worker person.
In my spare time I love to be surrounded by my friends, Also, I am a Scouter in the scout group of mi city, with kids between 11 and 14. They are amazing and I love to make activities, workshops, meetings and camping with them; Although it is when I'm alone when I carry out my great hobby, creating things. I love to make my own clothes. Dresses and accessories with whatever I can handle, from curtains to carpets. It is my particular way of focusing my creativity and express my personality through the clothing.
I am 23 and I have just finished my career, but even before starting it I had clear that I wanted to do an EVS.
I have studied Advertising and Public Relations, being this last one what I see myself working in the future, because Communication is an area that forces you to interact, meeting with new different people every day, from different environments and cultures, what makes it never boring. Furthermore, I have come to the conclusion that the success by the time of communicate and communication is 10% theory and 90% practice. That's why an EVS is perfect in all aspects.
In particular, this project has catched my attention for three reasons.
The first one, is because it is in France. I have been in there a few times, but from the first one I decided I had to live in there for some time. I have felt so happy and in peace with everything in France that I miss every moment. Furthermore, since I studied French in High School I knew I wanted dominate it properly. I have learned all the English I know in Spain, never being in an English-speaking country and almost without English natives teachers, so I dream with learning French in a more active way, living in a French-speaking ambience, surrounded by people I can practice with, learning and improving faster.
The second thing is the Project itself, which implies to contact with many different people, in an environment and circumstances out of my usual comfort area. That is a challenge that attracts me very much, because, although I consider myself a very sociable person and I get adapted very easily to every situation, I have never lived abroad, and is one of my things to do.
Also, the task I would do there seem very nice. I am extrovert, and I have experience working with youngsters, organizing events, and speaking in public. Also I have visited with my family the whole Spanish territory, and got many friends from many places, what makes me know and love every part of my country, in the same way that I do with each part of Europe I have been in or I want to be, which are all.
My third reason for doing an EVS is because the previous experiences I've had with the cultural exchanges I've already done. I did my first one when I was 17, in Romania. Before turning 19 I did another one in France, and one year later I did my last so far in Italy.
Those are experiences that mark you deeply. You learn very much about other people and about yourself. That connivance makes you open your mind up to a point not understandable if you have not been in a situation like that before. And teaches you that no difference is insurmountable, and that you never stop learning from people, the more contrast the best. So if in just a few days you can take so many knowledge and emotions, being able to live like that for months must be much better, and that is something I wouldn't want to miss for anything.