Ilonalessing

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Ilonalessing

  • Profile description
  • Hi, my name is Ilona! I am 24 years old and I am from the Netherlands.
    I will be going to South Korea soon with the Work Holiday visa, so I am planning to spent around a year exploring the country, learning the language and more about the culture and cultural heritage. I am very excited about this since I know it will be very different from what I am used to, and I can't wait to experience this.
    I love meeting new people and listen to their stories, and especially in such a different country it will be so interesting. I have already participated in some (cultural heritage related) volunteer projects abroad in Europe and I always had such a great time with the other participants. I still keep in touch with a lot of them, and I hope to meet many new friends in this new adventure to South Korea too.
    In my free time I like to do art, read, rollerskate and play piano. I also really like to go on adventures either with my friends or alone and visit cool new places. I always keep a sketchbook with me, and whenever I meet new people I ask them to draw something, so after my time abroad in South Korea I hope to have a full book with drawings to remember everyone by:)
  • Profile details
  • Account type: individual
  • Nationality:Dutch
  • Age:24
  • Skills: * I speak English fluently. My bachelor and masters degree was in English and I have had fully English speaking jobs for years. I also have experience in teaching languages. Many of my international friends and colleagues needed to learn Dutch, so I have helped them by making lessons and explaining things whenever they had questions.
    * I have a lot of experience with creating events, in both planning and logistiscs (for example: conference for the university faculty; promotional activities for a museum; introduction week for new students). I really like to come up with out of the box ideas and figuring out how to make them happen.
    * I have experience in hospitality. Last summer I was a hostess on a ship and that's where I learned a lot of things like serving customers, but also quick problem solving.
    * I love doing creative stuff. I like to draw, do scrapbooking, paint, anything artsy really. I also like to play piano, guitar and sing.
    * I have a Law degree. I am not sure if that will come in handy during my time abroad, but I thought I should mention it anyways.
  • Task Willing to do: Art project
    Building
    Charity work
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
    Helping with tourists
    Language practice
  • Languages: Dutch (fluent); English (fluent); German (intermediate); Korean (beginner)
  • Planned travelling dates: 2022-10-06 to 2023-09-30
  • Countries planning on travelling to: South Korea (October 2022-September 2023)
  • Dietary Requirements:None
  • Driver License:Yes, from the Netherlands
  • Allergies:None