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Osvrt američkih studentica na boravak i rad u Osijeku

Organizacija PRONI za socijalno podučavanje je i ove godine kroz suradnju s Indiana sveučilištem u Americi, organizirala studijski posjet grupe studenata koji su se u Hrvatskoj uključili u svakodnevni rad različitih udruga. Agencija lokalne demokracije je ugostila dvije studentice, a njihov osvrt na Osijek pročitajte u nastavku...

 ''My colleagues and I visited Osijek for 10 days out of our 18-day IUPUI School of Social Work Study Abroad program with a focus on post-war community reconstruction. We spent one full week working with NGO’s and civil society organizations around Osijek.

My colleague, Coley, and I had the privilege of working with the Local Democracy Agency (LDA). Working with the LDA really allowed us to explore the tight-knit community of Osijek. Through the LDA, Coley and I interacted with students at an Osijek trade school. We visited with a teacher training facility where we engaged in conversations with students about the differences between American and Croatian education systems. We spent time with children at a foster home and were even featured on the local radio station.

In our free time, we spent a day at the museum in Vukovar, enjoyed walks along the river, sipped coffee near the beautiful cathedral, participated in youth led hangouts, and attending local festivals in Osijek. Coley and I are leaving Osijek with our hearts full. Our engagement in cross-cultural conversations with local community members exceeded our expectations.

This opportunity has been pivotal to us as students and as individuals. We would like to thank everyone who spent time with us during our visit and made our experience memorable.''

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