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An overview of some opportunities to live abroad
Hi all, my name is Pierre and I would like here to introduce you to some ways to viably go and live abroad.
From October 2013 to March 2014, I’ve taken part in a European program of international mobilities, called Grundtvig, within the Forest. This is a program supporting (among others) anybody willing to improve his/her skills in adult education, or to retrain in this area, to get some practical, cultural, and language experience in a European organisation.
As for me, I was an assistant of Forest centre plus, and worked on the free workshops program. My job was all the more interesting that I had the opportunity to do a very wide range of activities.
One of the most important parts of my job was to run two weekly adult classes of French as a foreign language.
I was also :
– coordinating the workshops program of the Forest (logistics, management of a database of the workshops, etc.),
– communicating and advertising for the workshops to the local community,
– helping to develop the program and supporting the implementation of new workshops,
– advising and guiding learners willing to attend the workshops.
As a member of the Forest I got also involved in other voluntary missions : fundraising, interior work, events, shifts at the “Forest café”, etc.
Such an opportunity is great and it brought me lots of skills and good memories.
* * *
Since December 2013, the Grundtvig program is unfortunately over, but don’t worry, there are many other opportunities to go and live abroad for a while, even without money and strong skills in a particular area !
To get some ideas, you will find here a brief and not comprehensive list of programs and other opportunities likely to meet your expatriation needs (this list aims to give you ideas to do your own researches) :
• Voluntary placements and internships without specific skills/experience requirements
– Erasmus plus (European program for youth, education, and sport) :
– European Voluntary Service : enables a young person to go abroad for up to 1 year, and volunteer for an ethical mission (cultural, educational, social or environmental),
– Youth exchanges : similar opportunity, but on a short term basis,
Link : http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus,
– Public programs open to any nationalities : International Citizen Service, Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (French), Teaching programs, etc.
– Public programs for natives : US Americorps, Service civique international (French), etc.
– Free or low cost private programs : CSV (UK), SEEDS (Iceland), Concordia (French), etc.
– Community websites for free voluntary placements : woofing, aupair, www.workaway.info, www.helpx.net, www.the7interchange.com, etc.
• Voluntary placements and internships requiring skills : Volontariat International en Entreprise ou en Administration (French), United Nations volunteer programs (humanitarian missions), Erasmus plus (part for mobilities of professionals), Royal society’s program, etc.
• Mobilities only for students : Language assistance programs (one year placement abroad in a school), Erasmus plus (part for students), national and regional grants, etc.
• Working abroad : some companies are looking for international employees, and this can help to find a job abroad.
As a reminder, this little list is not comprehensive and just aim to give you an overview of the opportunities to live abroad.
Good luck in your researches !

An overview of some opportunities to live abroad

Hi all, my name is Pierre and I would like here to introduce you to some ways to viably go and live abroad.

From October 2013 to March 2014, I’ve taken part in a European program of international mobilities, called Grundtvig, within the Forest. This is a program supporting (among others) anybody willing to improve his/her skills in adult education, or to retrain in this area, to get some practical, cultural, and language experience in a European organisation.

As for me, I was an assistant of Forest centre plus, and worked on the free workshops program. My job was all the more interesting that I had the opportunity to do a very wide range of activities.

One of the most important parts of my job was to run two weekly adult classes of French as a foreign language.

I was also :

– coordinating the workshops program of the Forest (logistics, management of a database of the workshops, etc.),

– communicating and advertising for the workshops to the local community,

– helping to develop the program and supporting the implementation of new workshops,

– advising and guiding learners willing to attend the workshops.

As a member of the Forest I got also involved in other voluntary missions : fundraising, interior work, events, shifts at the “Forest café”, etc.

Such an opportunity is great and it brought me lots of skills and good memories.

* * *

Since December 2013, the Grundtvig program is unfortunately over, but don’t worry, there are many other opportunities to go and live abroad for a while, even without money and strong skills in a particular area !

To get some ideas, you will find here a brief and not comprehensive list of programs and other opportunities likely to meet your expatriation needs (this list aims to give you ideas to do your own researches) :

• Voluntary placements and internships without specific skills/experience requirements

– Erasmus plus (European program for youth, education, and sport) :

– European Voluntary Service : enables a young person to go abroad for up to 1 year, and volunteer for an ethical mission (cultural, educational, social or environmental),

– Youth exchanges : similar opportunity, but on a short term basis,

Link : http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus,

– Public programs open to any nationalities : International Citizen Service, Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (French), Teaching programs, etc.

– Public programs for natives : US Americorps, Service civique international (French), etc.

– Free or low cost private programs : CSV (UK), SEEDS (Iceland), Concordia (French), etc.

– Community websites for free voluntary placements : woofing, aupair, www.workaway.info, www.helpx.net, www.the7interchange.com, etc.

• Voluntary placements and internships requiring skills : Volontariat International en Entreprise ou en Administration (French), United Nations volunteer programs (humanitarian missions), Erasmus plus (part for mobilities of professionals), Royal society’s program, etc.

• Mobilities only for students : Language assistance programs (one year placement abroad in a school), Erasmus plus (part for students), national and regional grants, etc.

• Working abroad : some companies are looking for international employees, and this can help to find a job abroad.

As a reminder, this little list is not comprehensive and just aim to give you an overview of the opportunities to live abroad.

Good luck in your researches !

SoundProof returns for May with an exciting line up of artists exploring the many sides of improvisation. Doors: 7.30pm Free entry, BYOB MŮSTEK ——————- Percussion/electronics vs synth/electronics from Lauren Hayes and Christos Michalakos. Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer/performer/improviser from Glasgow, UK. Her work explores physicality and tactility within live electronic music through performance systems comprising ad-hoc combinations of self-designed software, prepared piano, analogue monosynths, drum machines and electronics. She enjoys performing her music around the world in unconventional spaces, engaging with a broad range of collaborators, as well as writing about the musical implications of new technologies. Since 2012 she has been an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop. “…tantalising, engaging physically with the listener” The Listwww.laurensarahhayes.com Christos Michalakos is a composer/performer/designer from Greece who works with combinations of bespoke software, acoustic percussion, new instruments and live electronics. His practice explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating modes of interaction between the acoustic and electronic sound worlds. Aside from working as a composer and solo percussionist, he often performs and collaborates on projects ranging from duos/trios (Můstek, DMT) to large-scale free jazz, noise and improvisation ensembles (Edimpro). His works have been presented internationally at: NIME (Oslo), ICMC (Ljubljana), ISEA (Albuquerque), Sonorities (Belfast), Dialogues Festival (Edinburgh), BEAM Festival (London), Network Music Festival (Birmingham), SOUND Festival (Aberdeen), Data Is Beautiful (Budapest), among others. WORMHOLE PERM —————————————- Well cited and fully referenced creative commons trad folk. LORCAN DOHERTY/ADAM CAMPBELL/STEWART HOUSTON ———————————————————————————- First outing as a trio for these three members of the BOAR Collective. Adam Campbell on guitar + electronics, Stewart Houston on clarinet + electronics, Lorcan Doherty on prepared violin.

SoundProof returns for May with an exciting line up of artists exploring the many sides of improvisation.

Doors: 7.30pm
Free entry, BYOB

MŮSTEK
——————-
Percussion/electronics vs synth/electronics from Lauren Hayes and Christos Michalakos.

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer/performer/improviser from Glasgow, UK. Her work explores physicality and tactility within live electronic music through performance systems comprising ad-hoc combinations of
self-designed software, prepared piano, analogue monosynths, drum machines and electronics. She enjoys performing her music around the world in unconventional spaces, engaging with a broad range of collaborators, as well as writing about the musical implications of new technologies. Since 2012 she has been an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop.

“…tantalising, engaging physically with the listener” The List

www.laurensarahhayes.com

Christos Michalakos is a composer/performer/designer from Greece who works with combinations of bespoke software, acoustic percussion, new instruments and live electronics. His practice explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating modes of interaction between the acoustic and electronic sound worlds. Aside from working as a composer and solo percussionist, he often performs and collaborates on projects ranging from duos/trios (Můstek, DMT) to large-scale free jazz, noise and improvisation ensembles (Edimpro). His works have been presented internationally at: NIME (Oslo), ICMC
(Ljubljana), ISEA (Albuquerque), Sonorities (Belfast), Dialogues Festival (Edinburgh), BEAM Festival (London), Network Music Festival (Birmingham), SOUND Festival (Aberdeen), Data Is Beautiful (Budapest), among others.


WORMHOLE PERM
—————————————-
Well cited and fully referenced creative commons trad folk.


LORCAN DOHERTY/ADAM CAMPBELL/STEWART HOUSTON
———————————————————————————-
First outing as a trio for these three members of the BOAR Collective. Adam Campbell on guitar + electronics, Stewart Houston on clarinet + electronics, Lorcan Doherty on prepared violin.

Growing underground open stage, on Thursday 15 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Growing underground open stage, on Thursday 15 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky Fingers readers, on Sunday 11 May, 2-5 pm, @ the Cafe.
The READeasy Writers’ Group meets every two months, alternating with the SPEAKeasy Performers’ Group, at the Forest Café. Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, something else, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the READeasy Writers’ Group is yours. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a special (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud — and it’s anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

Inky Fingers readers, on Sunday 11 May, 2-5 pm, @ the Cafe.

The READeasy Writers’ Group meets every two months, alternating with the SPEAKeasy Performers’ Group, at the Forest Café. Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, something else, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the READeasy Writers’ Group is yours. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a special (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud — and it’s anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

TBC (2 acoustic bands gig), on Sunday 7 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

TBC (2 acoustic bands gig), on Sunday 7 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Less is mor (gig), on Friday 9 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Less is mor (gig), on Friday 9 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Songwriter’s workshop, on Thursday 8 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.
With Polly Edwards.

Songwriter’s workshop, on Thursday 8 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

With Polly Edwards.

Unfolk (gig), on Wednesday 7 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Unfolk (gig), on Wednesday 7 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky fingers open mic, on Tuesday 6 May, at 8-11 pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky fingers open mic, on Tuesday 6 May, at 8-11 pm, @ the Cafe.

Film screening « The shaman and the jaguar » (documentary), on Sunday 4 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.
Indigenous shaman and initiating shaman son explore the jungleand its inhabitants (wildlife)

Film screening « The shaman and the jaguar » (documentary), on Sunday 4 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Indigenous shaman and initiating shaman son explore the jungleand its inhabitants (wildlife)

Different drummer (DJ set), on Sunday 4 May, at 2-6pm, @ the Cafe.
By Paulo Nino Aka Taktart 

Different drummer (DJ set), on Sunday 4 May, at 2-6pm, @ the Cafe.

By Paulo Nino Aka Taktart 

Screening of short films, on Saturday 3 May, at 6-10pm, @ the Cafe.
Screening of short films + music and comedy.

Screening of short films, on Saturday 3 May, at 6-10pm, @ the Cafe.

Screening of short films + music and comedy.

Spoken word, music, & poetry, also on Friday 2 May, at 8.30-11pm, @ the Cafe.
With Daniel Arco.

Spoken word, music, & poetry, also on Friday 2 May, at 8.30-11pm, @ the Cafe.

With Daniel Arco.

Old hat book lauch event, on Friday 2 May, at 6 pm, @ the Cafe.
Special event to celebrate our brand new amazing free radical library.

Old hat book lauch event, on Friday 2 May, at 6 pm, @ the Cafe.

Special event to celebrate our brand new amazing free radical library.

Acoustic gig, on Friday 2 May, 2-4pm, @ the Cafe

Acoustic gig, on Friday 2 May, 2-4pm, @ the Cafe