⛵ Youth exchange: Young Muse

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates: 

14 – 26 FEBRUARY 2023 &
17 – 19 MARCH 2023

👣 Number of participants: 33 participants

🏁 Participating countries: UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria

🚲 Organizer: Abroadship.org

🍇 Apply here: Application form

🚦Deadline to apply: Still searching for participants

📱Inquiries about this youth exchange: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

💰💶 Costs: 

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Young Muse

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Context

Young Muse is a project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

The project consists of two youth exchanges. You can attend both of them or only one, it is up to you.
If you decide to attend both, in the second you will be assisting and facilitating some of the workshops, so you can practice different skills.

The youth exchanges are events where young people from different countries and cultures can meet and exchange experiences, stories, and moments together. It is a space where we co-create our learning.

In each youth exchange, we will be a group of 33 people. We come from 6 different countries.

The place where we meet is beautiful group accommodation in Ashford. This is only two hours by train from London.

We will be in nature, enjoying activities both outside and inside.

During the youth exchange, we will explore our authentic, raw voice, through art, movement, storytelling and games.

 

“I sometimes feel that I am created by a multitude of pieces. And I am not sure which are mine and which I ripped off from elsewhere. There are pages with lines written over lines. And others, with spilled coffee or hair.

There are days when I want to collect them in an album, to create some sort of a sequence. And others, when I throw them to the sky and watch them scatter around. “

How to apply

#1 Step one.

Read this info letter.

#2 Step two.

Fill in the application form https://forms.gle/btw5KEA5uNEXusRb9

#3 Step three.

You will receive an email from us with next steps.

Who Should Attend

  • You are 18-30 years old and want to connect with your authentic self.
  • You want to explore who are you, how is your identity constructed, your emotions and the way you connect with others.
  • You enjoy creativity and expressing yourself through movement, theatre, storytelling and art.
  • Join one or both of the youth exchanges “Young Muse” to explore together!
  • Resident of UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria

Methods

learn about your identity
discover your core values
express your emotions
create your own strategy for sustaining and keeping meaningful connections with others

Some of the methods that we use during the exchange are:

# STORYTELLING

#CREATIVE WRITING

# IMPROV THEATRE

# MOVEMENT

# DRAWING

# DISCUSSIONS

# EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

# REFLECTION MOMENTS

# SHARINGS

Facilitator

You are the mapmaker of your own journey and we travel together.

The creative lab of Young Muse is hosted by Joanna.

She loves stories and explores them as the elements that construct our identities.

With a BA in Cultural Anthropology and background in Theatre, Joanna is facilitating personal development programmes for groups and individuals.

Financial Cost

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Where

It is England, baby! Since the UK chose BREXIT, this is one of the last Erasmus+ opportunities. Grosvenor Hall place is 2 hours from London, set in the beautiful grounds of a former manor house. Find map of the location here.

When to Get There

EXCHANGE #1

Arrival date: 14th of February

Programme: 15th – 25th February

Departure day: 26nd of February

EXCHANGE #2

Arrival date: 17th of March

Programme: 18th – 28th March

Departure day: 29th of March

Allowed to stay in UK days: This is a great time to explore United Kingdom. We will not have a lot of free time during the programme, thus if you want to explore country, please arrange extra days. You are allowed to come max 7 days before the YE or leave after max 7 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 7 days. If you decide to stay more than 7 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself. During these extra days, you have to find your own accommodation and no other expenses are covered (we will cover just flights on different days).

What to take with you

  • Casual, warm clothes with layers. Prepare comfortable clothes for movement and warm clothes for the moments outside.
  • Your own towel, hairdryer and cosmetics, if needed.
  • Reusable water bottle, if you have one.
  • If you use medicines, please take them and let us know if you have a medical condition we need to be aware of.
  • You are very welcome to bring your own camera, small musical instruments, intuitive cards, storytelling tools and objects that bring you inspiration.

Important

  • Make sure that you have insurance or a European Health Card, valid on the territory of the United Kingdom.
  • Take your passport. EU ID cards are not accepted in the UK after BREXIT.

Weather

In February temperature in Grosvenor Hall ranges from 1 to 8 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 9 out of 30 days) is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations. 

Check the weather forecast here.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us. If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://forms.gle/btw5KEA5uNEXusRb9


In order to apply for Young Muse project, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

Abroadship.org UK / Greece hello@abroadship.org
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Inspire Czech republic czechinspire@gmail.com 
YOUTHub Bulgaria connect.thambos@gmail.com
La Vibria intercultural Spain info@vibria.org 

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