Before going to the 1st European Passion Academy in Sajan, Serbia, I honestly had no idea what to expect. It was the first training course I was attending and with a topic like “passion”, I was a bit confused beginning the course. I soon realized I was not alone in my confusion and that I was abOout to embark on a unique, 10-day experience that combined passion, youth workers, and lots of dancing. I learned a great deal about myself on the trip, and though I didn’t exactly find my passion during the training course, it was filled with life lessons and new insights. The people I met in Serbia were one-of-a-kind and they actually taught me as much as the trainers did. The participants came from countries from all over Europe. Not only did I learn about new cultures and languages, but also what people my own age were up to in places like Romania, Belarus and Azerbaijan.
We all grew really close in the small time we spent together, and by the last day everyone was sad to be leaving the small, rural town of Sajan, where there was very limited internet connection and not a bar in sight. My time in Serbia at the 1st European Passion Academy was a wonderful experience enhanced by the great participants and the dedicated trainers we were lucky to have. I feel lucky to have had the chance to attend and it will be an experience that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life.