Ottilie

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, France, French Polynesia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia

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    Travel dates

    20/06/2019 - 30/09/2019

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer
    Explorer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    I am a British 21 year-old who loves adventure and new experiences. I am capable, efficient, inquisitive and am currently in my third year at Durham University. I live in Kyiv at the moment, and will be travelling around Russophone countries this summer to improve my Russian (UK citizens aren't able to travel there atm).

    I am determined to improve my skills in languages because I study them at university (Italian and Russian (French for the first year)) and I have a passion for the art, literature and history of a culture. My degree is very flexible and my main modules are history of art, history, literature, cinema and politics. I have already done six Workaway experiences in South-Western France (x2), and Italy (x3) and Russia. All of which I thoroughly enjoyed and was given 5 star ratings.

    I am a very creative person who draws, sews and knits in my free time, I love reading, walking, galleries and museums (archaeology being a particular interest). I set up an art society at university and run weekly classes. I enjoy cooking with my mum and using fresh, organic ingredients and to share food as a family I find important.

    I also adore animals and have chickens and dogs. Being outside, walking and gardening are also particular favourite activities of mine because I love to be alone and outside. It makes me calm and I feel to have a time to reflect alone is very important. Working on farms is a particular love of mine.

    I am known for being a positive and jolly force and have had numerous jobs working for the local community: I was the Events Manager and the Coordinator of a charity fashion show at my university, I work in a university bar, I have done farm work, and many other outdoor jobs, and so hard work does not faze me! I have also volunteered at a Sexual Health clinic and at Sotheby's, an auctioning house in London.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Life at a Farmstay
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I am sociable, positive and very enthusiastic. I am also a great team player and very efficient. I love art, sport, music, drama, cooking, and being outside too.
    I draw lots with my mum and I can play the cello. I aspire to play the piano too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Russian: Intermediate

  • Age

    21

  • Nationality

    English

  • What else ...

    I have a passion for languages and I want to improve my speaking skills. In the classroom, I am good at reading and writing, now I want to build my confidence and speak it! I would also like to experience new things and have independence. I find being exposed to different cultures very stimulating and what life is about. I long to be fluent in many languages and connect to many people across the world.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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