Story by Rastislav Bolf

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My name is Rastislav. I am from Slovakia and and I spent 9 months on my EVS project in Nizhny Novgorod.

I have been in Russia before so it was easy to get use to some specificatons of life in Russia. I speak Russian well so I don’t have problems to communicate with Russian people and solve some not standard situations. It’s highly recommended from me to speak some Russian before you come, because there is a chance you will not enjoy youre EVS as much as possible.

Why I choose my project in Russia? Because I like this country and mentality a lot. During my project I visited many cities, which I always wished, but there is still so much to explore. Experiences I got will last for my whole life.

Great thing on EVS is that you not only do things which are written in your project, so I was not only working in office, but I participated in many interesting events like Living library. During summer time I participated in children camps and I met there many great people from all over the world which became my good friends.

I am glad I did this decision and I hope I will visit Russia again and again many many times.