Zyra

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  • Travel information

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  • Description

    Hello / bonjour! My name is Zyra, I’m 27 years old and I’m from Niagara Falls, though I currently reside in Ottawa, Canada.

    It has been a few years since I last participated in Workaway, but I have very fond memories! After completing my Master’s degree in Defence, Development and Diplomacy in the UK in 2018, I explored much of Europe using Workaway. Along the way, I met a lovely, dynamic community of hosts interested in sharing their culture, life experience, and language. I found that experience truly enriching - and I’m very excited to be back on Workaway with the opportunity to meet more wonderful people and learn about Québécois culture!

    I am currently studying French online until the end of June 2022. I take an online French class from Monday-Friday, from 8:00am -4:30pm. I’m enjoying the course, but I’m interested in gaining a language immersion experience and understanding more about Québécois culture. With this in mind, I am looking to connect with a host that would allow me to complete my Workaway tasks outside of my French lessons (after 4:30pm Monday to Friday, or on weekends).

    I am triple vaccinated against COVID-19, and I hope to travel to Quebec from early April to mid/late May.

    My goals for going to Quebec are twofold: (1) to connect with new people and spend time exchanging culture and language in a meaningful and immersive way, and (2) to improve my French language understanding and proficiency.

    Overall, I’m open to new experiences and looking forward to meeting you!

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Nature
    Sailing / Boating
    Water sports
    Winter sports
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Languages
    Books
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture
    History
  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Languages
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Life at a Farmstay
  • More details about your skills

    I’m a hard worker, I learn quickly and I have a ‘can-do’ attitude! I can work effectively independently or in a team environment. I have a wide variety of past experience, ranging from picking fruits, working on a farm, helping out in a cafe, painting, and teaching - amongst other tasks. I'm very happy to chat about my skillset and see if it might be a good fit for you!

  • Age

    28

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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