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Think for yourself because you do not need anyone to think for you. It is necessary to be ‎bold and break the ice-burg when traveling. You can always travel on your own. During ‎the training course for our trip to Italy, I learned how to use the maps at the train station ‎to find the train that will take me to the place I want. I also learned self-reliance in ‎finding the train, the time it will arrive, the gate to which it will go to, how to buy the ‎ticket electronically and how to know the validity period.‎


By: Aya Shaheen

I have trained to read all the signs surrounding the means of transportation because not ‎to read those means getting lost inevitably, as transportation in Italy is very carefully ‎organized, and the people are very punctual.‎

The International Youth Exchange Programme (Zajel) of the An-Najah's PR Department ‎is trustworthy and highly administrative programme that ensures that all participants ‎will follow the instructions, thus facilitating the trip course. The aim of these trips is to ‎enhance the capabilities of the students and train them to manage trips internationally.‎

During our visit to Italy, we communicated with its people and learned about the ‎importance of the system, respect for time and acceptance of the other. In the markets, ‎everything is unique. The water bus ride and seeing the city of Venice was one of the ‎most beautiful experiences ever.‎

We visited Torcello Island, or as I call it the Green Island. It was one of the most ‎charming places in Italy. The presence of the sea next to the old green trees and the land ‎furnished with grass and flowers makes you feel comfortable.‎

I felt the greatness of the Roman Empire and the intelligence of its kings. They knew ‎how to win the hearts of the people through all those beautiful buildings, palaces, ‎popular baths and water taps that are widely distributed in the roads. We visited the ‎Leonardo da Vinci Museum, which shows his genius as the true founder of several ‎current sciences. In the Vatican Museum, I saw many paintings and the intensity of their ‎creativity were impressive particularly the paintings by Michelangelo!‎

The most beautiful thing in the city of Florence was its river, where walking beside it ‎and listening to the sound of the water was a treat in itself. The way the houses are built ‎over the river and its stability all these years was also amazing. I also enjoyed walking ‎in the alleys of the city. As for the city of Venice, it was very beautiful, and there were ‎several beautiful islands such as the island of Burano, which was characterized by its ‎ancient buildings, and the island of Murano characterized by colorful houses, whereas ‎the island of Torcello was the most beautiful of all characterized by the trees green ‎color merged with the blue color of the sea.‎

The presence of some Italian students provided us during our visit with safety and made ‎us closer to the Italian people. They told us about the most famous landmarks, markets, ‎restaurants and short roads, which made it easy to visit places and invest time. We also ‎learned a few Italian words by practicing the pronunciation with them. Our visit to the ‎natural sites in Italy has had a great psychological impact on us, whether it was from ‎contemplation of nature and huge trees by the river, with the sound of watercress or the ‎sound of tree leaves and the breath of fresh air, which positively affected us.‎


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