My name is Ivo and I am 21 years old. I was born in Montana, Bulgaria but currently I live in Sofia. This year is my last one in Sofia University where I study international relations.
Almost 2 years ago I randomly found the Facebook page of ICDET. I was fascinated about all the activities and events they had. Not so long after that I saw a publication about a youth exchange in Spain and ICDET was the sending organization from Bulgaria. Without any doubts I decided to apply. Luckily, I got approved. Back then, I knew absolutely nothing about the Erasmus+ programme. All the members of the head crew were there to answer to all of my questions about the upcoming youth exchange and the programme at all. ICDET supported us during the exchange and even after that and gave the best first impression about Erasmus+.
Later on, when I started to get in touch with other NGOs in Bulgaria I realized how different ICDET it is. And by different I mean unique. You should check their web address and you will see what I am talking about. It is so well-structured. Tons of information could be found about everything – from the projects they are working on to the media channel.
I was really happy when I found out I could be an intern in ICDET. In my opinion this is one of most developed NGOs in the country (as I listed some of the reasons above). Which is why I have really big expectations for my internship. Each member of the head crew is specialist in its own department and I think I learn a lot from them. However, the part I am most interested in is the project development and I am grateful I will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in this sphere. In addition to that, working in multicultural environment is amazing.
During the training I already made some new friends and learnt so much about the native countries and languages. The flexibility of the internship is also great. I expect to developed some additional skills like self-time management, effective planning, prioritization of tasks and etc. I believe the internship will be useful not only for me but for my career development as well.