I had a nice stay in sunny Palermo thanks to this Erasmus+ program. At first, the topic of the job shadowing appeared a bit unclear to me. But when the hosting organization introduced us to the workshops we were to prepare, all the benefits of ‘Graphic Facilitation’ and ‘Storytelling’ unveiled. This is in fact a professional multi-task tool. You can use this approach to imagine activities, or to communicate in a more efficient way, especially in an intercultural environment.
I also gained from the intercultural context. Getting to know more about others’ cultures is the best way to build one’s open-mindedness, a key-skill when working with/for people whose we don’t know the story. Now, I also have contacts of youth workers abroad, if needed during my professional path. Regarding logistics, everything was all well-prepared before we arrived (accommodation, food etc), which was clearly a relief, as I didn’t want stress to take away all the benefits of the job shadowing and stay in Palermo!