As an ESC volunteer, arriving in a new country can be both exciting and daunting. This is especially true for those who are volunteering in Sweden, a country that is known for its beauty, culture and history but also for its high standards of living. This is why the arrival training course is an essential part of the ESC volunteer experience.
The arrival training course is a one-week program that is designed to help volunteers adjust to their new surroundings and prepare for their volunteer work. It is organized by the Swedish National Agency, and it is held at the International Training Centre in Stockholm.
During the course, volunteers have the opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and customs of Sweden. They also have the chance to meet other volunteers from all over Sweden and form lasting friendships. The course includes activities such as guided tours of Stockholm, workshops on intercultural communication, and information sessions on Swedish society and politics.
In addition to the activities mentioned above, the course also includes free time for volunteers to explore Stockholm and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to experience the city and the culture of Sweden.
In conclusion, the arrival training course is an essential part of the ESC volunteer experience. It provides the volunteer with the necessary information and skills to adjust to their new surroundings, prepare for their volunteer work, and make the most of their volunteer experience. It is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers from all over Europe, learn about the culture and history of Sweden, and explore the beautiful city of Stockholm.