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Newsletters from Romania

Our staff in Romania regularly put together a newsletter which is sent to volunteers working in Romania at the time, those signed up to join a project in Romania and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Romania and much more. If you're considering overseas voluntary work the newsletters are a great way to gain a better idea of what to expect.


960KB Romania Newsletter - March 2014
On the 27th of February 2014, Projects Abroad Romania Team were extremely proud and happy to present once again our Charity Show, ‘Iubind Daruiesti, Daruind Primesti’ (Loving is Giving, Giving is receiving), which reached its 7th edition. Being initiated in 2008, when I started to work for Projects Abroad Romania, our concerts ended up becoming charity shows, being a great method of raising funds for our care placements that most needed it.

838KB Romania Newsletter - February 2014
During my time in Romania I have been working for the wonderful foundation called ‘Fundatia Rafael’ in Codlea. This is an organization that dedicates itself to the support, care, education, guidance, training and community integration of disabled people. It thereby ensures the welfare of disabled people in Codlea and its surroundings areas.

857KB Romania Newsletter - November 2013
Brasov is a picturesque city, rich both in culture and hospitality. Most people are friendly, which makes It is very easy to find someone willing to give you directions or other needed information. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is your first time abroad, Romania is a great place to be. Romania is said to be one of the friendliest countries in Eastern Europe and the people of Brasov certainly live up to that maxim.

1,68MB Romania Newsletter - October 2013
Before I arrived in Romania, my image of the country was not so good. All we Japanese really hear about Romania is that it is a former communist country, that Nicolae Ceausescu was one of the worst dictators in the world, or about the violent revolution.

1,41MB Romania Newsletter - July 2013
When I first arrived in Romania I remember feeling both very excited and apprehensive at the same time. I had already done a voluntary placement a few years ago so I kind of knew what to expect, but it was still unknown territory and I had never lived with a host family before.

1,66MB Romania Newsletter - June 2013
When I first got in touch with the Romanian team in Brasov to assist me with planning my two month trip, I was so happy, as they communicated with me regularly to step by step plan my trip and arrange my placements.

1,43MB Romania Newsletter - May 2013
All of the Romanian life and culture is a novelty to me coming from Japan. I think Brasov is a town that has many churches, interesting cultural buildings and defensive walls. When I went around Brasov, I thought I wanted to look over the whole town, so, I walked up to the highest place. When I arrived up the hill, North-East from the central park, I could look out at the whole Brasov's scenery.

1,30MB Romania Newsletter - April 2013
Romania is incredible. I know that sounds like a sappy, generic statement, but I am honestly struggling to put into words my experience. I have spent the last twenty minutes typing, deleting, and typing again the introduction to this entry, and nothing else seems to summarize my three months spent in Romania.

1,53MB Romania Newsletter - March 2013
We at Projects Abroad wish to give our expertise for the creation of this drama group which would improve the spoken English of your pupils.

1,08MB Romania Newsletter - January 2013
You can’t get lost in Brasov. It’s a beautiful town in a valley surrounded by mountains with a huge B-R-A-S-OV sign a la Hollywood, on the closest hill. Unexpected sure, but you can see it from wherever you are in the town so it’s a beacon home. It used to be S-T-A-L-I-N. They cut down trees on the mountain in the shape of the Dictator’s name. That’s gone now. Clearly.

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