Irina Miteva

Irina Miteva

English Teacher- Assistant at Ministry of Education of Spain
Lives in Nijmegen, Netherlands
over 6 months ago

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Fields I am interested in: Recruiting, Tourism and Hospitality
I am hard-working, responsible and passionate about exploring new cultures.

Experience

  • English Teacher- Assistant

    Ministry of Education of Spain - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

    Communication
    October 2016 - May 2017 · 8 months

    I was a teacher-assistant in three primary schools in Gran Canaria. The experience of a foreign person teaching English helped me to learn a lot about the host culture: customs, traditions, work ethic, cuisine.

  • English Teacher

    Self-Employed - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Communication
    October 2015 - February 2016 · 5 months

    I was helping a Korean boy with his English homework. The job gave me experience with Korean culture and with the life of expats living in Bulgaria.

  • Writer in Edna.bg

    NetInfo Bulgaria - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Communication
    August 2015 - September 2015 · 2 months

    I wrote articles for a female lifestyle website. Some of the articles I wrote were about travel, holidays and looking for new lifestyle opportunities abroad. Оctober beach holiday in Mallorca: https://www.edna.bg/svobodno-vreme/na-more-prez-oktomvri-zashto-ne-4639464 Flying alone for the first time: https://www.edna.bg/svobodno-vreme/moiat-pyrvi-polet-sama-4639479 Valencia, the romantic alternative to Barcelona: https://www.edna.bg/svobodno-vreme/valensiia-romantichniiat-brat-na-barselona-4639385 Eight good reasons to travel alone: https://www.edna.bg/svobodno-vreme/osem-prichini-da-trygnesh-na-pyt-sama-4639226 Amazing art, inspired by a tragedy in Thailand: https://www.edna.bg/svobodno-vreme/izumitelno-izkustvo-vdyhnoveno-ot-tragediia-v-tajland-4639338

  • "CEO for One Month"

    Adecco - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Administration & General
    July 2014 - August 2014 · 2 months

    I applied for the Adecco challenge "Adecco Way to Work " and I was chosen to be a "CEO for one month" in Teach for Bulgaria, an organization which hires teachers for less developed rural areas in Bulgaria. More information: https://zaednovchas.bg/en/ and https://www.adeccowaytowork.com/en/ceo-for-one-month/phase-1/ I learned some basic administrative skills such as sorting out documents, translation, Twitter, Excel and Salesforce. I also met some of the teachers and we exchanged some ideas about our professional development.

  • Intern for EDISON project

    AIESEC - Ostrava, Czechia

    Communication
    September 2013 - October 2013 · 2 months

    This project was about improving the level of English in Czech high schools. I was working in a team of 7 students from very diverse backgrounds. We prepared presentations about our countries, showed a bit of traditional music and dance and we organized local cuisine days at the schools. The activities were supposed to be more fun and encouraging students to speak English.

Education

  • Master of Tourism and Culture

    Radboud Universiteit - Nijmegen, Netherlands

    September 2017 - August 2018

    One of the most important benefits of this programme is the possibility to involve students from many different backgrounds and specializations. We are studying different trends of tourism, trying to challenge stereotypes and searching for firm backgrounds of those trends into history. My master thesis was about the Tourism experience during the Carnival in Gran Canaria. I am researching how tourists perceive Carnival. Is it a form of entertainment, ritual experience, creative expression, representation of Canary culture, etc? I also work on one project with the Dutch War Grave Foundation together with Radboud University. We are a group of three students (one from the Netherlands and one from the United States and me) who are trying to attract more international visitors at Loenen Field of Honour. My current task is to find out why international visitors would (not) like to visit war cemeteries and what they would like to see there.

  • English Studies

    University of Valencia - Valencia, Spain

    September 2014 - February 2015

    This was an Erasmus exchange programme for one semester. It was my first opportunity to study abroad. I experienced the similarities and differences between the Spanish and Bulgarian Educational systems and I started to use and upgrade my knowledge of Spanish language.

  • Bachelor of English and American Studies

    Sofia University - Sofia, Bulgaria

    October 2012 - July 2016

    This Bachelor Degree was a good opportunity to use and improve my English language schools from high school. I had subjects about British and American Literature, which strengthened my text interpreting skills. In addition, I had British and American History and Culture courses which helped me to make my first steps into the stereotypes, traditions, ethics and traditions of England and the United States. The Linguistics and Translation courses built my background into languages. Thanks to Linguistics, I can find logical similarities between foreign languages and I this helps me easily communicate and understand them in certain contexts.

Languages

  • Bulgarian
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Full professional
    80%
  • Spanish
    Professional working
    60%
  • German
    Limited working
    40%
  • Dutch
    Limited working
    40%

Skills

  • Bulgarian Cuisine
  • Bulgarian Culture
  • Canary Cuisine
  • Canary Culture
  • Empathy
  • Energetic, friendly
  • Foodie
  • Helpful
  • International Mobility
  • Salesforce

Other

  • "Седем приказки на подсъзнанието"

    I wrote a small book after I returned from the Erasmus experience in Valencia. It was provoked by some negative experiences of adjustment to my home culture after coming back and some instances that were similar to those of different members of my family. Certain chapters are inspired by the Family Constellations workshops I participated in Bulgaria.
    Published by: Ес Принт
    Sofia, 2016
    ISBN: 978-619-7121-12-4

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Mihai Lițoiu
Sales Executive at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest
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