STORIES 1

First 15 days of EYE

STORIES 2

In the middle of the exchange

STORIES 3

EYE, I already miss you

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STORIES 1 - FIRST 15 DAYS OF EYE

Story 1 – Agnes King – Malta

Story 1 – Agnes King – Malta

I always knew that I want something more from life. I knew that the typical 9-5 life was not for me. I knew that working for someone else’s dreams would never feel natural and satisfy my cravings. This spark of curiosity that fuelled my burning desire to constantly...

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Story 1: Darcy Wrafter – Romania

Story 1: Darcy Wrafter – Romania

My name is Darcy, I’m from the UK and I am just starting a 6-month exchange in Romania. When I left school, I went straight into the catering and hospitality industry, and over 5 years progressed through many different roles. My professional experience in restaurants,...

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Story 1: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Story 1: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Hey my name is Stephen and I’m out in Hungary for a 6 month exchange, from February to August. I’m originally from the UK and I kinda had a huge turn around in my life which led me to the path I’m on now. I studied Technical Arts & Special Effects at university. I...

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Story 1: Andrea Torchia – Italy

Story 1: Andrea Torchia – Italy

EYE: Another step! Hello everyone, I'm Andrea, I'm 35 years old. In 2008 I obtained the qualification in car design at IED Turin and I have been involved in nautical design for about twelve years with a lot of enthusiasm, gaining experience in luxury yachting. Some...

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Story 1: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Story 1: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Hello everyone, my name is Maria and I’m originally from Peru. I grew up in Madrid and moved to the UK since 2011. While doing my degree I was able to work and study overseas in over five countries such as UK, Canada, France, Singapore, China. I started my social...

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Story 1: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

Story 1: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

EYE: getting started! My name is Catarina, and I’m a social worker that have been working almost exclusively for 12 years with youth at risk in an urban area. However, for the last year I challenged myself to experience other settings and possible routes for my...

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STORIES 2 - IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EXCHANGE

Story 2 – Agnes King – Malta

Story 2 – Agnes King – Malta

It was a busy couple months. Looking back at me from two months ago and comparing her to me from today, I can confidently say that I learned so much, and even though it’s only been a few weeks, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs has already proved invaluable to a...

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Story 2: Darcy Wrafter – Romania.

Story 2: Darcy Wrafter – Romania.

Wow! I cannot believe that I am already half-way through my 6 month exchange. The last months have felt like a blur, it both feels like time has gone so quickly, and we have achieved an unbelievable amount in such a short time. Coming into this exchange, I was so sure...

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Story 2: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Story 2: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

It’s crazy that it’s already been 3 months. Between meeting new people, working on my business, hiking and exploring Hungary, the time has just flown. I’m already halfway through my exchange of 6 months and it feels like I’ve only just begun. Back in February, I...

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Story 2: Andrea Torchia – Italy

Story 2: Andrea Torchia – Italy

Us from the south again! Our adventure continues here in Sant'Eufemia's gulf. The upcoming beautiful spring welcomes the advancement of our collaboration which is reaching the middle of its total duration of six months. It began in the cold of January 2021 with a...

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Story 2 – Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Story 2 – Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Today I am completing the third month of this journey of knowledge and changes in my professional perspective, and starting the second half of this "trip". Being back in Barcelona and resuming activities has been especially important. Oceanogami, my host company, has...

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Story 2: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

Story 2: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

From Portugal to the World within walls! “Olá” desde Paredes, Portugal, where I’ve been staying since last October. At this point I’m midway my EYE exchange, which will come to an end this April. I’m definitely happy with this experience with my host entrepreneur...

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STORIES 3 - EYE, I ALREADY MISS YOU

Story 3: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Story 3: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

I arrived in Hungary in February 2021, a new entrepreneur with a ‘solid’ business plan for the next 6 months. By August 2021, I would have a fully functioning business, be making a reasonable income and I would have just begun making my mark on this world. But like...

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Story 3: Mariana de Almeida – Spain

Story 3: Mariana de Almeida – Spain

Always worth it In October 2020 I took the first steps of this great journey of knowledge, development and of course, many friends. Earlier, I was lucky to find Oceanogami and Patricia as the host and main guide of this trip. Oceanogami is an international consultancy...

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Story 3: Catarino Pinto – Portugal

Story 3: Catarino Pinto – Portugal

My third and final story about this journey within the EYE program is a bittersweet moment because it symbolizes both the ultimate achievement of my entrepreneurial development goals but simultaneously the time to say goodbye to a wonderful experience. After spending...

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Story 3 – Tetiana Boiko – Spain

Story 3 – Tetiana Boiko – Spain

My EYE mobility is over. Now it is the time to reflect on the obtained experience, learned skills, and gained knowledge. Just to give you a bit of background, I spent almost 6 months in Spain doing my exchange with a very dynamic company. During my stay there, my HE...

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Story 3: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Story 3: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Hello everyone, here is my last story! During my exchange in New York, I attended several conferences, like the ‘Never It is too late to start NYC’. In this conference, I had the opportunity to network with different women entrepreneurs and connect with them. Thanks...

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