IVS volunteer Ethan Ayres is currently living in Águedo and volunteering with Psientífica as part of the Erasmus+ Volunteering programme.

Being in Águeda has been a great experience. I have met new people from different countries and had a taste of their culture. I am also taking a lot of time to study the Portuguese language, which is very difficult but interesting. I have taken part in many activities including basketball and football, as well as explaining to the rest of the group my educational system.

The linguistic support we get is very helpful, we have access to online classes as well as a teacher. If we ever need help with a specific word, everyone is eager to help. I am really enjoying my time here.