The Challenge Abroad – Malta

A BADGES-app was created for young adults aged between 18 and 35, seeking work or training, who go on mobility to Malta to gain professional experience abroad, learn and use a foreign language, get to know a foreign environment and culture independently and actively, and gain orientation for the future and their future career path in the scope of the “The Challenge Abroad – Continued” project.

The stay in Malta lasted nine weeks, eight of which were spent doing an internship. Before the stay in Malta, there was also a preparation period during which the participants completed a language course among other things. After their return there was also a follow-up period.

The app was created for use during the stay abroad and during follow-up sessions back in Germany.

In the app different topics are covered, such as culture, food and drink, and everyday life in Malta, each with a few small tasks. During the time in Malta the participants were encouraged to complete these tasks in the different subject areas and document their answers with photos and text. As a small incentive, the participants could also earn a badge if they submitted their answers to all the tasks.

During the follow-up, these results were then used for further reflection, to create memory books or create documents or folders that could be added to their job application to showcase the experience abroad.