«On a Mission For Us and Our Society» in Italy

1-9 JUNE 2024
Sinagra-Sicily Y.E.


Reports of the Participants:

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible experience I had in Sinagra,
Italy, as part of the Erasmus program. From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed with
warmth and hospitality that made me feel at home in this charming town.
During my stay, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the rich culture and traditions of
Sinagra. The picturesque landscapes, historic architecture, and vibrant community events
were truly captivating. I particularly enjoyed participating in local festivals and trying
authentic Italian cuisine, which were both unforgettable highlights of my time there.
The academic aspect of the program was equally enriching. Collaborating with local students
and professors broadened my perspective and enhanced my understanding of various
subjects. The hands-on learning experiences and interactive sessions were invaluable and
have significantly contributed to my personal and professional growth.
I am grateful for the friendships I formed and the connections I made. The support and
guidance from the Erasmus team and local coordinators were exceptional, making my
transition smooth and my stay productive and enjoyable.
Thank you for providing me with this life-changing opportunity. Sinagra will always hold a
special place in my heart, and I look forward to maintaining the relationships and memories I
made during my Erasmus experience.

Olympia Maria Christodoulou

Participating in the Erasmus program which focus on sustainable tourism was a transformative experience. I had the opportunity to study and collaborate with peers from different countries, all committed to promoting tourism practices that respect and preserve local environments and cultures. Through workshops, field trips, and hands-on projects, I learned about innovative strategies to reduce the ecological footprint of tourism while enhancing the economic and social benefits for local communities. Also my Erasmus time gave me memories and friends for life. Going abroad is not just an exciting adventure but a life-changing experience which everyone should live at least once in their lifetime. The world is too big to stay in one place.

Eleni Koukopoulou


My erasmus + experience at Sinagra Sicily was amazing. I made friends from other countries and also learn about their cultures and their food. We learned many things about Sicily society and art we visited museums and art monuments that they were remarkable. The whole experience will be unforgetable!

Agis-Alexandros Vezyris

Participating in the Erasmus+ program in Sinagra of Sicily was a transformative and remarkable experience. Studying abroad allowed me to immerse myself in a new culture, meet diverse people, and expand my academic horizons.I explored the city, enjoyed the nightlife, and tasted local cuisine. This adventure helped me develop valuable life skills like adaptability and intercultural communication. The friendships and memories from my Erasmus+ stay will always be cherished. The organizers of the program had an excellent attitude and they were very helpful. I am very grateful for this experience.

Maria Lomi

During my Erasmus+ visit to Sinagra, a delightful village in Sicily, I was warmly welcomed by the locals, who made me feel like family. The Erasmus+ program provided a unique opportunity to immerse myself in the rich culture and beauty of the area accompanied by young people from Spain and Italy, from which i learned plenty of things and made strong connections while wandering through Sinagra’s charming streets. The scenic landscapes and primeval nature added to the magic of my stay. Sinagra, thanks to Erasmus+, offered an unforgettable and heartwarming experience.

Tasos Temponeras

My experience at Erasmus+ in Sicilia was remarkable. I met people from other countries and discussed about their culture. Also, we visited many places and I think that we saw them from an aspect that we wouldn’t have seen if we had gone as tourists. Furthermore, I socialized with local people, learnt about theirown town and practiced their language. Last but not least, we tasted delicious traditional dishes and sweets.

Elissavet Gewrgiadou

Participating in the Erasmus program in Sicily, specifically in the charming village of Sinagra, was a transformative experience. Situated amidst lush landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Sinagra offered a unique blend of Italian traditions and warm hospitality. The immersive environment allowed me to fully experience the local way of life, from savoring authentic Sicilian cuisine to interacting with the vibrant community. The village’s picturesque streets and historical sites provided a perfect backdrop for both learning and exploration. This journey not only broadened my academic and cultural horizons but also forged lifelong friendships and created unforgettable memories. The support and inclusivity of the Erasmus community made adapting to a new place seamless and enjoyable. I highly recommend anyone seeking personal growth and a taste of Italian life to consider Sinagra as their Erasmus destination. It’s an opportunity to experience Italy in its most authentic and enriching form. 

Fani Bantralexi

My Erasmus+ experience in Sicily was amazing. We met many new people from different countries, talked about their different lifestyles and culture. We met the locals of sinagra and had the opportunity to get to know their lifestyle and their language. Also, we visited many beautiful places, and learnt about their different culture in a non-touristic way. Lastly, we tasted their local cuisine which was delicious.

Olumpia Tagkou

My experience at Erasmus was remarkable because it was my first time as a participant.I met a lot of people  from other countries and we created the best team. Also, we saw many parts of Sicily with the best guides we could have as they been local people. Last, we learned about their culture and their traditions and in this way, we loved their place as our own.

Nausika Tzaferh

The Erasmus Plus exchange program in Sicily offers an enriching experience focused on tourism, blending academic learning with cultural immersion. Participants engage in comprehensive studies of Sicily’s rich heritage, vibrant traditions, and sustainable tourism practices.

 The program includes workshops, field trips to historic sites, and interactions with local tourism professionals, providing students with practical knowledge and international perspectives on the tourism industry. 

This unique opportunity not only enhances academic and professional skills but also fosters cultural understanding and personal growth amidst the picturesque landscapes of Sicily.

Konstantinos Koukoulommatis

During my Erasmus+ program in Sinagra, Sicily, I was immersed in a unique cultural experience that allowed me to connect deeply with the local community. 

Sinagra, a picturesque village nestled in the Sicilian hills, offered an authentic glimpse into the traditional Sicilian way of life. The warm and welcoming locals were eager to share their customs and traditions, and I found myself quickly becoming part of the vibrant community.One of the most enriching aspects of my stay was meeting people from not only Italy but also Spain and Greece. 

The diversity of perspectives and backgrounds created a dynamic environment for cultural exchange. We shared stories, traditions, and languages, forging friendships that transcended borders.The villagers of Sinagra were incredibly hospitable, inviting us into their homes and daily routines.

 I learned about their agricultural practices, participated in local festivals, and enjoyed home-cooked Sicilian meals that showcased the region’s rich culinary heritage.

 Their genuine warmth and hospitality left a lasting impression on me.In addition to the local interactions, I had the opportunity to explore other parts of Sicily. 

The island’s rich history and cultural heritage were evident in every corner. I visited stunning art exhibitions that displayed both contemporary and traditional works, reflecting Sicily’s artistic evolution. One of the highlights was exploring ancient theaters, where the echoes of history and drama seemed to come alive against the breathtaking backdrops of the Mediterranean landscape.

Overall, my Erasmus+ program in Sinagra was a profound experience that broadened my horizons and deepened my appreciation for cultural diversity. The friendships I made and the experiences I had will stay with me forever, serving as a reminder of the beauty of human connection and the power of cultural exchange.

Athina Kargakou

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