How does it work?

Sending CV and motivation letter

Smile To The Future is accredited to send abroad and supervise enthusiastic young people. This is a thorough process and we ensure that the right person ends up in the right place. In addition, it is highly important to ensure that we meet each other’s expectations. Based on your application, we will decide whether that is the case. Please send your application to: travel@smiletothefuture.org. 

Interview

Once we have examined your application and determined that you will be a good match for the given program, you will be invited for an interview at our office. This will enable us to get to know you better and get a better idea of who you are. We would like to give as many people as possible the chance to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, so no need to sweat over the interview! To ensure the process goes smoothly we must be assured of your commitment to participate in the program to which you have applied for an extended period of time. 

Information Session

Following a successful interview you will participate in a preliminary information session. This may take place individually or together with other EVS participants. This is a chance for you to ask questions and be informed about what will happen in the near future.

Preparation

The preparation phase is perhaps the most important part of the whole process. The sending organization (Smile To The Future) will help you to choose an EVS project that fits your goals and expectations and to arrange practical matters (e.g. visa and insurance). Once you are on-site, the receiving host organisation abroad will supervise you further.

Short Training

Before departure, you will be required to partake in a short training for a few days that will take place at the National Agency of Erasmus+ in Utrecht. During this training, you will receive the final information you need to know before departure. 

Departure

Congratulations! You have completed the pre-departure procedures and are ready to pack your bags and take off for your host country. Smile To The Future will keep in touch with you on a regular basis during your program, and you will also be assigned a local supervisor who you can always contact. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture while simultaneously make a contribution to the society awaits you!