We have welcomed back this week a group of 5 young Scots from a Youth Exchange to the Azores. They had the opportunity to go to this country under the umbrella of European Commission. The group are writing up their evaluations but have sent photos of their time. The theme of the Exchange was environmental education and European citizenship. The group are writing up their evaluations, but have sent photos of their time, we are excited to see more and more stunning images of what they did there. On the exchange, there were groups from Greece, Scotland, Italy, Turkey and the Azores – from Europe’s most Easterly point to its most Westerly!
The Azores islands, an autonomous region of Portugal, form an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic and are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. Green, volcanic and remote, the islands were first settled in the 15th century and are popular for hiking, whale-watching, blue marlin fishing, surfing and diving.
This year, one of the participants from the last exchange will lead the group as we consider the experience they have lived has enriched them. This kind of opportunities can change your life in a way that you would never expect. It also gives you the needed abilities that you will use in your future work. That’s why we consider so valuable this opportunities around the world. The participants’ reports will be on this site soon 🙂