In the second semester of 2021, CultSense interns have taken over the project’s Instagram page. We believe to be important for young people to have a voice in what concerns the social media content in our page. For them to give an input and share with the followers what they consider to be relevant information gives them room to grow and discover or improve skills they already have.
The first intern doing so was Amalia Ene, a Romanian student from Lucia Blaga University of Sibiu, studying Business Management. She finds this internship to be a great opportunity to develop her digital skills as well as to take a stand in the importance of understanding and respecting another’s culture, values, and traditions.
Next, Golnaz took over. She is originally from Iran and now living in Spain. She is doing a master in Tourism Management and Planning at University of Girona. For Golnaz, being a part of the CultSense Project will help her find ways to aware travelers about their behaviors. For her, local people play a very important role to what regards the interaction with tourists.
The third to take over the account was Mariana. She has a degree in Tourism from Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo and is now collaborating with the Portuguese project team. In her eyes, the CultSense project has become even more relevant with the pandemic crisis the world faces today. Higher education as well as the Tourism sector need to prepare for the future and, through this project, graduates and teaching staff can be more prepared. Sensitizing young travelers to respect the places they visit is the key to improve locals’ quality of life as well as their experiences.
Then it was the time of Oana, a Master’s student in Business Management at Faculty of Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania). She was born in Transylvania, Romania. She finds this internship to be a great opportunity to learn more about different cultures while putting her skills into practice.
And, finally, me. My name is Catarina, I’m from Guimarães, Portugal. I have a degree in Tourism by the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo and currently taking a Master in Tourism, Innovation and Development. I enrolled in the CultSense Project as an intern and I am thrilled to be a part of the team.
Stay tunned with our Instagram account to see what new content is shared by the interns.
Text by Catarina Ferreira