During the first days in Valencia, we organize a City Tour for all the participants that decide to join our ESMOVIA experience!
The best way to start your mobility
We consider this activity a must in the mobility programme, as it helps participants discover the city center, its squares, modern buildings, and narrow central streets. In this way students feel more self-confident and there are less probabilities to get lost while walking in the center or while reaching ESMOVIA.
During the City Tour, participants realize how close our office is situated to the most touristicplaces: Plaza de Toros, main train station, city hall square, central market.
The walking city tour lasts around one hour and is led by our official guides in English, Spanish or Italian, depending on the characteristics of each group. The guide offers historical insights and fun facts that participants can also easily remember during the following weeks.
The participants can also ask for some tips on what to visit and eat during their free time, how to reach the touristic areas and where and when there are free entrances and events that are taking places during their stay period.
More information on what to visit can be found in the ESMOVIA handbook and in our website.
Let’s start walking!
On July 10th and 11th, 2023, ESMOVIA and fellow European Partners, Universidad Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT), the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency HdBA (DE), and Institute of Research and Information on Volunteering IRIV (FR), met for the third Transnational Meeting in Augsburg, Germany, as part of our KA2 Erasmus European Project EMoCC – European Mobility Career Counseling.
EMoCC project is a KA2 Erasmus project that aims at promoting European job mobility by providing adequate training to Career Counselors in the form of 2 different massive open online courses (MOOC).
Leading up to this meeting, each partner was working hard on the development of their assigned units, and we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor in this meeting, by sharing and celebrating the work we had done, to continue moving forward and improving.
Partners presented the video lessons they had made for our first MOOC, focused on Career Counseling, and technical questions arose and were debated. Information is continued to be collected by partners, to design and organize the video content and the units production. Big advancements were made, and a plan was set for the next steps moving forward.
On the other hand, partners obtained clarity on our second massive open online course of our project. A proposal was made and accepted by all partners, with clear intentions of the work distribution load for this second MOOC, which is focused on European job mobility.
A final part of the meeting was dedicated to show the progress in the dissemination strategy. Getting to know the project will be essential in the next steps when MOOC’s will be ready and will have to be tested by externals.
The city of Augsburg was a beautiful place to hold this meeting, with a lot of history to learn and celebrate. We are quite happy to be moving forward in the construction phase, and the next update we give will be the launch of our pilot MOOC for Career Counseling!! Make sure to stay up to date so you can be one of the first to take the course when it’s ready.
More information on EMoCC project can be found at https://emocc.eu.
As an Erasmus exchange student undertaking your internship in Valencia with ESMOVIA, you are undoubtedly seeking enriching experiences that blend mobility, fun, and learning. Amidst Valencia’s many cultural events, one spectacle stands out – La Batalla de Flors, a vibrant summer celebration during the Gran Fira de Julio.
Embracing the Colours of Valencia’s Batalla de Flors
The Gran Fira de Julio, celebrated throughout July, is a summer celebration of a traditional festival that infuses Valencia with a joyful atmosphere. The streets come alive with music, dance, and many cultural events. Amidst this celebratory ambience, the Batalla de Flors takes centre stage on the last Sunday of July and is the crowning jewel of the Gran Fira de Julio. Imagine decorated carriages and floats adorned with fresh flowers parading through the streets, accompanied by the joyful laughter and cheers of the locals and visitors.
The Erasmus Experience: Mobility and Fun by Learning
Participating in the Batalla de Flors is not just about observing the spectacle from the sidelines – moreover, you are an active participant in this centuries-old tradition. Catching and throwing flowers with the locals and other participants is a fun experience you can have in the heart of the city. And to really feel the Valencian culture and enrich your Erasmus experience with a cultural exchange.
A Floral Feast for the Senses
Prepare to have your senses indulged at the Batalla de Flors. The vivid colours of the floral arrangements, the sweet scent of fresh blossoms, and the lively cheers of the crowd create an unforgettable sensory experience – You will have the best memories of your internship abroad! And as you capture these moments with your phone, you will have a lovely gallery of joy you can take back home.
For an Erasmus intern with ESMOVIA, taking part of Valencia’s Batalla de Flors is learning through cultural exchange – where you gain insights into the local customs, traditions, and values. You will learn, grow, and connect with people from diverse backgrounds. It is a true celebration of unity, where you can feel the warmth and hospitality of the locals embracing visitors as one big family. The Batalla de Flors is more than just a flower fight – it is a journey of discovery, unity, and personal growth that will enrich your Erasmus adventure in Valencia.