DNS 2014


LauraLife is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
Hi, I'm Laura from Finland and to say it shortly, I joined DNS to learn, experience and make the most out of it. I want to make a change and actually do something.

<<“People where you live," the Little Prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for...
They don't find it," I answered.

And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."

Of course," I answered.

And the Little Prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”>>
― extract from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.


534230 628830123807998 1980184437 nI am Beatrix from Hungary.
I would like to be one of the best teachers of the world.
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see”.




Farid from FranceHi, I'm Farid Medjahed and I will join DNS. I'm not absolutely sure about how I came to hear about the school for the first time. It was last summer (2012), I got a mail, a message, something by Internet, but as I was reading the school's information and ideas, it was already clear, I would join the school. I’m now a volunteer in Germany and I was thinking that after my volunteer year I could begin to study. I had many ideas but I felt that none were exactly what I had in mind. I wanted more than a classical education could offer, to study but to study in a more effective way, to have a new life experience, to continue to travel and meet people, to live something completely new. I don’t want to be stuck in one way of living. That's why I chose to go to DNS, because it's more. It's more life, it's more emotions, it's asking more investment, it's challenging. I want to find the boundaries in my “open” mind, and break them, in order to be as free as possible and then to take the best decision about what to do.

Those are some of the reasons why I will join DNS. 

Justas from Lithuania


Hej, So, some stuff about me, the name is Justas, I am 21 years old  and I come from Lithuania. I lived in Tvind school centre for the last 5 years, starting from the Boarding school PTG until now - my second year in DNS. I joined DNS because I wanted to and still want to make a difference in the world, these might seem big words for a single person, but that is why I like to be part of the team because we share the goal of learning about how to do that, usually by taking action ourselves. Being a teacher was not my dream, but it has become one after I realized that a teacher does not necessarily have to be in the classroom "teaching". Anyone can be a teacher and one can teach in so many different ways. I chose DNS as it teaches about being an active part of the society and facing big issues of our time. During the education, I also realized that together as a team one can achieve much more and here I gain the skills to work together with people. 

So far my experience in the program was amazing, every day is a day of learning and experiencing something new - the concept of lifelong learning. My first year of the program is where I learned about our global society and challenges of out time while traveling trough the Southern Africa with my team. Neo-colonialization, Climate change, Education system were the headlines we wanted to talk about in our Bring it to the public period as they touched us the most. I was a bit skeptical about the second year of the program at the start, "is just Europe, nothing new" I thought, but as the Europe period came closer I started to see the city full of doors to be opened and knowledge about our society to be taken out of them, not to mention all the actions to do. Like occupying an empty school and demanding to turn it into a refugee center. Now I am looking forward to my 3 months do what you think is most appropriate to do period. I still have to find out what to do. And the teaching practice in where I have a wish to work with educating adults or youth who knows where... In my possible free time, I like to go kitesurfing, do different kind of sports ,play board or computer games and do some Activism!