Croatian students motivational letters – for mobility in Serbia

Lorena Benčak

Dear Erasmus+ staff

I would like to go on this mobility for three reasons. The first is to exchange views with children from other countries on things that are current like social media, Youtubers and in general about content for young people online. Young people in Croatia follow a lot Youtbers from Serbia, so I’d like to hear the opinions of colleagues from Serbia about the Serbian Youtube scene. I would like that during mobility we have a workshop on the good and bad content from popular vloggers.

The second reason is my desire to expand my horizons about other countries and their inhabitants and to present my country the best I can with my behavior and as leading as an example. I would also like them to learn something new from me and me from them. Also, to socialize and that our friendship lasts even after the mobility.

The third reason is my desire to contribute to this mobility myself. I think I can do this with my knowledge from different fields and my resourcefulness in new and unknown situations.

Besides, I’m always ready to work hard for every task and challenge. I consider myself a social and cheerful person.

From this mobility, I expect that we will learn something new, especially about the media, and that we will socialize a lot and participate in different workshops. I think that these kinds of mobilities contribute to the development of tolerance and thinking in some other way and that the knowledge we have gained there can improve the community in which we live.

Regards!

                            Lorena Benčak

Dominik Đurnin

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

I’m a 7th-grade student and live in a village that has the same name as the school. The place where I live is nice and pleasant, and people are kind and hardworking.

I read about the Erasmus+  project on the school’s website.   I decided to  apply to  meet peers from other countries, and I would also like to improve my communication in English. For now, except at school, I only do it over the computer when I play my favorite games with my peers.

I think the media is very important for getting information about events in the country and the world. It’s not good that the media often use it for bad purposes like spreading lies about some people. As I have never participated in the Erasmus+ project and similar projects before, I would like to take advantage of this opportunity that seems interesting and useful to me. I expect that by participating in this mobility I could learn a lot about the media.

I think I’m a tolerant person and I solve problems by communication, not violence. I hope to be chosen to participate in this mobility and to have the opportunity to meet and socialize with my peers.

Respectfully,

Dominik Đurin

Lea Harča

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

I am a member of the school journalist section and occasionally write articles for our school newspaper “Klinček”. Participation in the journalist section has also started my interest in getting to know the media.  As the Erasmus+ project in which our school participates deals with media and media literacy, I have joined the project because I want to learn more about the media and find out what other students’ experiences with the media are.

I would like to travel to Serbia because I expect it will also be an opportunity to make new friendships. Also, it would be a great way of exploring life in Serbia, as well as meeting peers from other countries.

I’m a 7th-grade student and am 13 years old. I find myself a very communicative and tolerant person and I like to learn new things. This mobility would also be important for me because of the opportunity to communicate in English.  I would like to travel to Serbia because I expect it will also be an opportunity to make new friendships.

It would be a great honor for me to be chosen for the mobility in Serbia and to have the opportunity to learn more about the similarities and differences in our cultures.

Sincerely,                                  

                      Lea Harča

Leona Peklić

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

I’m an 8th-grade student and I’m 14 years old. Aside from extracurricular activities, I attend a journalist section and am a member of the Križevci Girls’ Guard. It was founded a few years ago in tribute to the girls who in 1848 were awarded the Medal of Honor as they guarded the Croatian ban Jelačić when he was in Krizevci. People who know me often tell me that I’m a cheerful and wacky person and that I accomplish what I want, no matter how hard it is.

At the journalist section, I heard about the project “Young journalists of today, responsible digital citizens of tomorrow”. The project interested me because I like new challenges and learning through projects is more interesting to me than classical teaching.

If I am elected to participate in Erasmus+ mobility, I expect that staying in Serbia will allow me to learn more about the media and especially fake news. I strongly resent the spread of fake news to the media, and I think any media that spread fake news should be punished. 

I also expect that I will meet likeminded children but also those who think differently. I will respect their opinions as well, but it will also be an opportunity to share views, and from discussions, you always learn something new.

I would like to be part of the Erasmus+ team for Serbia and I expect to meet interesting young people there who, like me, want to change the world for the better.

Best regards,

                            Leona Peklić

Luka Šok

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

our school participates in the Erasmus+ project for the second time. I participated in one student exchange in our last project and would like to be a participant in Erasmus+ mobility again because the last time I enjoyed hanging out with children from different countries.

I’m a member of a film group at our school. I am particularly interested in filming and I think that on mobility in Serbia I could film our activities to make a film about the project. I think it would be good to make a film about mobility to show other students what we do during  Erasmus+ mobility.

I heard that on mobility in Serbia we will learn about fake news. I’m very interested in this topic because we are very often surrounded by fake news on social media. I hope to learn a lot about Serbia’s tradition and culture, too. I’m a tolerant person, ready to respect traditions and culture different than mine and I wish all people were like that.

Although my English is not the best, I’m a very communicative boy, and I expect this mobility will help me to improve my English.

Respectfully,

                              Luka Šok

Karlo Aleksić

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

I am pleased that our school is part of the Erasmus+ project, as Erasmus+ projects provide some important things for young people. One of them is making new friends and being able to communicate with them in English.

I am very successful in communication in English and that’s why I was on mobility last year in Italy, helping some of my friends. They were also joking that I was their translator. It wasn’t hard for me at all because I like helping my friends. I also love traveling and getting to know other cultures. Because of all stated above, I consider myself a good candidate to participate in mobility with our partners in Serbia.

The topic of this exchange seems important to us young people because we are increasingly following the media, and there is a lot of fake news in them. I expect that on the exchange we will have the opportunity to learn how to deal with fake news.

In my spare time, I play football. I play at our local football club Prigorje.  Through sport, I learn what fair play and friendship are.  I expect to experience the same in Serbia, and that is why I would be very happy to be part of a team that will travel to Serbia.

Greetings,

                                 Karlo Aleksić

Jelena Poljak

Dear Erasmus+ staff,

I’m a teenager who likes to travel, get acquainted with new challenges and learn from it all. That is why this mobility is an ideal opportunity for children like me, open and eager to communicate and exchange opinions. 

Like other young people, I use social networks a lot. Since I am a person who always loves truth and justice, it bothers me that there are more and more of those who spread false news and intolerance through social networks.

I expect that on mobility in Serbia we will have the opportunity to learn a lot of new information about the problem of fake news. Of course, I want to meet a lot of new friends and have a nice time with them, and I hope this mobility will also affect the improvement of my English.

I think this kind of mobility is very useful for young people to increase their knowledge, to learn about customs and different languages. A trip to Serbia would also be the most beautiful gift for my  15th  birthday, which will be a week after the end of mobility.

Best regards,           

                        Jelena Poljak

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