But i really don't want to write another story here
I will simply add some pictures here later
Our University was a part of Multicultural Understanding in the Baltic Sea Region - Opportunities Obstacles in Communication meeting, which was held in Mariehamn, Aland Islands, 29 March - April 2 2011. During this meeting students from Baltic region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark and Finland) worked together trying to find the way to protect the environment and what was the main concern - Baltic Sea.
On the first day every group made presentations about their home countries, where we were talking about the things about what, in our opinion, everyone should know. The biggest surprise for foreign students was that our country is almost fully covered with Wi-Fi and that Skype came from Estonia. Later that evening we took the test on personality profiles, based on what our future team would be formed. We also played Barnga game (here we can add later youtube link)
On the second day we made presentations about our home researches, which included media coverage, young people's concerns for the future and interview with local company about their green policy. We are sad to admit, but we were the only country, whose biggest concern for the future is unemployment. All of the rest countries are more concern about the environment. After presentations we had the lecture on cultures and values. Later that day we were divided into the groups of 4-5 people, in which we were working on the green projects. The main idea was to collect all colors from our "personality profiles test" in one group, so that each person can work with another who is completely different. In the evening we had a lovely excursion around the island, so that we could see how people there live.
On the third day we were working on our projects, but we still had time to listen to 2 interesting lectures "The future of the Baltic sea" and "How to present complex ideas in a catchy way?". After the busy day we had some extremely amazing time in Maritime Safety Centre, where we were given some information about how to rescue people and even had trainings in heavy suits and under the rain and strong wind and stormy weather. The task was to safe the person who was in the open sea. Despite that we were in the swimming pool, that was extremely hard task to do, but everyone was safe. The lesson learned: Respect the sea.
On the final day we had our project presentations, which were very interesting and really possible to be managed. There were 1st, 2nd, 3rd places given, and students from our country were in the teams that got the first and the third places. Congratulations! After hard working days we had our gala party, where people were happy and didn't want to say good bye
Overall that was a useful meeting to be, we had learned how to work in teams, where the only thing in common you have is your second language, think fast and believe that your ideas can change the world.
I know, that sound quality is awful, so here you can read the script:
We got the 3rd place, so congraaaats to us I still think with our absolutely new and innovative idea and funny perfomance we deserved to win the 1st place, or at least 2nd, if the 1st place would belong to the Carrots group
Anyway, congraaaaaats to us!!!
I know, that I'm terrible actress, but, well, I can't fake anything:)and I think it is really good, hard for me, but good for the rest
Our team of awesomeness is:
Naughty fish - Anna (Åland islands, Finland)
Good fish - Joonas (Helia, Finland)
Storyteller - Marie-Louise (Denmark)
and me, of course:)
*I converted 346Mb .mov video to 54 Mb .avi and the quality was lost during uploading it up here, but in my computer it is much better, yaaaay to me!