Dušan from Slovenia came to Samara for five months with the EVS and volunteered at Samara’s Regional Down Syndrome Society. He learned more about Russian culture and about adapting to a new way of life in a foreign country.
Impressions of volunteers
Irina from Germany came to Samara for one year with the EVS and volunteered at a Waldorf Kindergarten. Being half Russian with relatives in Moscow she already knew a lot about Russia, but her stay in Samara brought challenges, new insights and long lasting friends.
Emma from Sweden came to Samara for one semester with STePs and volunteered at the office. After adapting to Russian society bit by bit, she has now decided to permanently move to Russia.
Lorenzo from Italy came to Samara for one year with the EVS and volunteered at the hospital for war veterans. Not only did he improve his Russian, he also learned how to survive a Russian winter.
Judith was an EVS volunteer in Lastochki office for 9 months in 2013-2014