Young foreigners invited to Discover Romania Beyond Dracula this summer

AIESEC Romania, the largest students’ organization in the world, will organize between July 20 and August 31 the international project Discover Romania Beyond Dracula, aiming to show foreigners the country beyond the legend of Dracula.

The project is financed by the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports and aims to improve the country’s image on a both national and international level, among young people. Thus, for seven weeks, 60 young foreigners from 25 countries will come to Romania to explore the beauty of the country, its culture and to make new friends.

The young foreigners will come to Romania from Canada, Brazil, Belarus, Germany, Greece, Albania, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Taiwan.

Between July 20 and July 23, AIESEC representatives will organize professional trainings on topics such as journalism, blogging, photography, photo and video editing and social media. Participants will write articles for their blogs and for the blog of AIESEC Romania, Facebook and Twitter, updating their friends with information about their experiences in Romania.

Between July 24 and August 17, participants will make study visits to cities where AIESEC has subsidiaries, namely Arad, Craiova, Oradea, Timișoara, Bucharest, Constanța, Galati, Iasi, Pitesti, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu and Targu Mures, in the rural surroundings and in popular tourist areas.

From August 18 until August 20, young foreigners will edit the data they gathered  (text, photo, video) and will make press materials to be published on their blogs and social media accounts. On august 21, their photos will be displayed at exhibitions organized in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara.

Global Village, an event that aims to promote volunteering among young people, will be organized at the seaside on August 23.

Other events will be organized between August 23 and August 31, when participants will share their experiences in Romania. The event’s website here.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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