From: United States
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
01/12/2016 - 31/07/2017
Good day and thank you for checking out my profile! My name is Susan Allen and I am a 22 year old from the United States. I graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology. Now, I am taking a break from my studies to learn about the world, other people, and myself. I have traveled to 22 countries. My favorites so far: Uganda, Australia, and Portugal. I am passionate about other people and I always love to try new things, pushing my limits. I enjoy spending time outside, playing sports, or tasting/cooking new, exciting foods! I assure you I will be a great addition to your team!
Experienced traveler--> 25+ countries on four continents
Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, fluent in English, proficient in Spanish, experienced in hospitality industry, intermediate surfer, hiker, experienced snorkeling, volleyball player, superb interpersonal skills, experienced in customer service and administration, proficient computer skills, skilled at mathematics, great with children, experienced in food service industry, trained bartender, First AID/CPR, athletic, cooking experience, etc.
I specifically have experience working with at-risk children. I have volunteered in an orphanahe in Cambodia and worked at a community centre in Uganda. I also work with at-risk children in my home country. My area of specialty is working with children with special needs.
So far I have had five work exchange experiences:
Nanny in Pamplona
-care for two children
Hostel in Sevilla, Spain
-responsibilities included entertaining guests, planning events, cooking, serving breakfast, leading pubcrawls, etc.
Surf Camp in Sagres, Portugal
-responsibilities included cleaning, making beds, preparing and serving breakfast, assisting with transportation, giving tours to guests, etc.
Interational School in Phuket, Thailand
-assist in the nursery (ages 1-3)
-substitute for absent teachers
Hostel in Langkawi, Malaysia
-help with cleaning
-check guests in/out
-socialize with guests
My experiences so far were wonderful and I can't wait to make more memories! I find that work exchange is a great way for me to travel-- it keeps costs low, allows me to meet new people, and more deeply immerses me into the culture.
Special dietary requirements