Being part of the Global Shapers has been an amazing experience for me and all members of team 12. Since the beginning of the virtual phase, an atmosphere of great enthusiasm and expectations have surrounded all of us, because it is a program in which we have worked with people from all over the world, with different cultures, histories and point of views.
The first barrier to overcome was the language. English is not my native language and it made me feel a little fearful in the occasions that I had to talk with my group. The fear vanished in the first meeting because everyone was very willing to help me and clarify my doubts when I did not understand some subject. Furthermore, there was always someone who made a summary of the meeting and of all the tasks that each one should develop for the next meeting. All the tools available were used to reduce the distance. We met often on Skype, exchanged many emails and created a group in Whatsapp, so we were constantly able to communicate, independent of time and place.