25.01.2020 - 20.07.2020
unterwegs auf Reisen
My name is Bianca, I'm a 24-year-old Classicist from Oxford, UK. Here is a brief summary of myself:
I grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the UK when I was 18. I recently graduated from my Masters in Classics at Oxford University. Apart from my research I also love nature, animals (mainly my dog Milo), sports, writing, dancing, and finding new things to add to this list of interests!
I would like to try different kinds of volunteering, but am mainly interested in somewhat environmental projects such as ocean preservation, permaculture, beach clean-ups, sustainable tourism, or working with animals. I also love writing, so am happy to help with blogs, grant applications, articles et cetera. I'm a very social person but also appreciate having moments for myself sometimes- to go on walks, drives, swimming and snorkeling.
I'm very disciplined, perfectionist, and hard-working, but also creative and good at dealing with unexpected situations. I would love to share my skills with people and learn new ones. Things I don't like? Avocados.
Don't hesitate to ask me anything.
English and Dutch: native speaker; I also read German, Italian and French but only speak these on a very basic level. Currently learning some Bahasa Indonesia!
I have some experience tutoring, especially teaching languages, and would be confident teaching English (or Dutch if anyone is interested!). As a Classicist I can also teach Ancient Greek and Latin, Greek/Roman History, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Religion.
I'm a dancer (mainly urban/streetdance) and Muay Thai boxer. Would love to teach or practice either!
I have some experience caring for horses and helped out at a ranch for a brief Workaway trip in the past. I broadly follow the concept of natural horsemanship, though I am not too knowledgeable on individual methods. I can ride but have not done so much recently. Very keen to learn, and also happy to help out with other animals!
I may be small and innocent-looking but I'm actually quite strong! I love woodcarving and have some experience with building from previous workaways. I'm also good at writing: blogposts, poetry, lengthy scholarly articles, you name it. I've worked as a Warden in my college so I'm technically first-aid trained and know how to use different types of fire extinguishers (very useful). Also great at baking pancakes.
I'm vegetarian, but happy to just eat whatever is available or cook for myself!