All in all, the new faces are excited to dive deeper into this project and are looking forward to an intellectual, cultural and – of course – joyful exchange.
On Tuesday, the 21st of November, the long awaited team building event, in which the organization teams participated, took place in the lovely Cafe Mondial in the middle of the old town of Konstanz. Its colorful and lighthearted atmosphere emphasized the program of the evening.
Besides the enormous variety of self-made food, to which everyone contributed, and some matches at the soccer-table (fair-played of course), the main intention of this event was to get to know the new faces and to see the old ones again, said Rebecca, Head of the IstKon-Event-Team. But what are the expectations of these „new faces“ for this project? What makes the exchange so attractive?
Access, says Helena. Access to a country and its culture, which western media draws a certain image of. She thinks that the exchange contributes to a more tolerant and open-minded attitude.
Mimi emphasizes the current political context in which this exchange takes place. No matter if German or Turkish – we should stay connected and learn from each other, because this is the only possibility for true progress and a peaceful coexistence.
To meet people who are like you and me, thinks Sophie. Each one of these students has a different relation to the political system of his or he country. They are young, educated and the future of their nation. It is more than interesting to get to know their perspectives and ideals.
All in all, the new faces are excited to dive deeper into this project and are looking forward to an intellectual, cultural and – of course – joyful exchange. So cheers to that!
After picking up and eating the delicious food, to which the invited people were divided into little „get to know“- tables, the evening ended with a „get to know“-bingo and the presentation of the individual organization teams and their tasks, because you should always know who you are sharing the row of your flight seat with, am I right?