My name is Gülçin Ceylan and I am from Turkey. I graduated from business administration, I am an accountant.
After I finished school, I started working as a volunteer in Egypt. There I taught basic english to children in kindergarten. So, I lived in Egypt for three months and both learned and taught. Also, while in university, I worked voluntarily with orphans. I believe that countries will have a bright future if children receive a good education.
That’s why I wanted to continue working voluntarily and now I am in romania for my new project.
My aim here is to learn new things and add new ideas to this project and to touch the lives of children.
I will apply the new knowledge I learned when I return to my country.
So I knew everything about ESC and now it was time for me. I started researching projects and I had a big problem: all countries were almost closed because the pandemic had started. I was not going to give up anyway. And I managed to get approval from my coordinator by applying for a project in Romania.
Everything was serious now and my fears began. Because I did not know enough languages and it would be difficult to live with people from different cultures. I wasn’t sure I could make it and I was afraid. However, this was not the first time and I had succeeded before. I made a quick decision and didn’t want to miss this opportunity. After all the procedures, I had a new family and life. First I met my coordinator and his wife, then I met my roommate. Everyone was very smiling and friendly. Despite this, I was unhappy and nervous because my English was very bad and I did not understand 80% of what was said, so I had a language barrier. That’s why I couldn’t fulfill the given tasks or I was finishing late. However, with the help of my coordinator and housemates, I quickly improved my language and was partially successful. Now I was teaching online and we were learning and having fun together.