During the project, I began to think about mastering the future? What will I do after my project ends? Will I return to Kazakhstan or stay here and try to start a new life in a new country? This is a difficult question. When I asked my colleague for a project and a mentor, they said that in the intermediate session, you will talk more about this. But, I’m thinking now. I decided to find out about the opportunities for young people in Germany, and what options for the development of events after the project, you can choose for yourself. It seems to me that this topic is very important and relevant for those volunteers who have already completed the project or will finish it soon.
Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management: Master's program at the University of Bonn
Continue to learn in order to be ready for anything: The Master's Program in Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management (KaVoMa) at the University of Bonn is addressed to managers responsible for protecting the public and vital infrastructures. For example, students and graduates of this program work in public institutions, as well as in the health sector or in the private sector.
“Natural hazards and risks in construction”: Master's program at the University of Bauhaus in Weimar
Even the best infrastructure is useless if it collapses as a result of natural disasters. International disaster prevention experts are trained at the Master's degree program “Natural hazards and risks in construction” at the University of Bauhaus in Weimar. Engineers use state-of-the-art equipment to assess risks and find answers to disasters such as earthquakes, storms and floods.
International Organizations and Crisis Management: Master's program at the University of Jena
The new master's program “International Organizations and Crisis Management” starts from the winter semester of 2020/21. It involves the study of a wide range of topics, from the European crisis and migration crises to the coronavirus pandemic. After the crisis, it means before the crisis. The question is what is common between crises, and how can we deal with them? The focus is on the UN Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders organizations.
After the end of my project, I am going to take part in one of these programs. My project colleague, Aleksandr Tankov, has already completed his project and is already taking part in the master's program in Jena. As Alexander himself says: “This is a unique opportunity to start my career in Europe. I am happy to be on this program, because in my native Kazakhstan, there are no specialties, conditions and techniques for specialists in my profile.” When I was on a project with Alexander, I could not imagine that this modest guy who performed in a dance crowd would be able to stay in Germany and learn a language up to level B2 in just a year. I am very glad that he succeeded. I will be pleased to take part in this program, especially since many of my compatriots study at it. It will be easy for me to adapt there and find like-minded people for my future projects.