“8 Tips about EVS”
We know that a lot of you are interested in having the EVS experience but you feel frustrated of the process. Here are some tips that we hope will help you in your research.
- – Choose a sending organisation –
First of all , you need to choose a sending organisation and have a chat with them so they can orientate you .
- – Make a plan –
Secondly, make a plan about your goals, skills and preferences. For example, you should think about where you would like to live for the next few months, in which country and city . Our advice is to choose a country that interests you and maybe a city that is not very big(it depends on your tastes ) . In this way , you will have the chance to learn a lot about a country that interest you and it would be easier to manage the pocket money.
- – Look for a project –
In addition, you should look for a project in the official database (database) that is situated in the country that you have chosen or ask for the advice of the sending organisation. As the projects are a lot , we advise you to spend a lot of time in searching so you can get as much information as possible.
- – Send your applications –
Next, you should prepare your curriculum vitae and start sending your applications in the organisations that interest you. Be careful though, some of the organisations need you to fulfil a particular form. So, the best you can do is write an email to them first, saying that you are interested in applying for their EVS project and asking about what they need from you.
- – Be original –
You are not alone when you apply for an EVS project, so we advise you to be original, to show your personality on the resume. If you like particular things, if you love traveling, cooking, drawing … In the letter of motivation you should also talk about the project and the organization to show why you are interested in this and not in another one. A tip: if you can find the name of the person who is responsible for your selection is very good, for example you can start with “Dear Juan Muñoz Sánchez, blablabla” .These are points that help you be selected.
- – Prepare your interview –
What is more , after you send your applications , you just wait for their reply. If you are chosen , it is possible that they ask you for an interview via telephone or skype. In this way, you have the opportunity to learn more about the organisation ,as well.
- – Be patient –
In case you have a deal with an organisation, you should have patience because it takes about two months for the Erasmus Commission to give the green light to the particular project. In the meantime, stay in contact with the sending organisation so you can get all the information.
- – Prepare your trip –
Last but not least, you will have to prepare your health card and some bureaucratic stuff, but do not worry because it is all under the control of the sending organisation . You are not alone in this.
Finally , pack your bags and have one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
If you have more questions, we’re here to help !! Amongst us, we speak 5 languages (Italian, French, Greek, English and well…..Spanish.) and we are happy to help you !!