You shouldn’t be in panic if you are nearly 30 and you get a chance to move abroad, doing an EVS there. That is undoubtedly the most difficult challenge we will have to tackle because if you will not do it - you don’t have an experience. What`s going on inside you?
Has ISIS attacked Berlin? A multicultural city, a place where everybody can find a spot. Now, there is high chance fear will spread all over Germany. I will oblige myself to not be afraid, to keep living my volunteering experience.
In times when the debate over the "refugee crisis" gets louder and louder, we should consider if the reasons why a lot of people are frightened and worried are actually true and if we could use this situation to our advantage.
It is usually when going abroad to study or work that people think about the culture shock they might experience when getting to their new “home”. However, most people forget that it is very likely that you will experience a culture shock after you return; the so-called reverse culture shock.