2012–2013 – Oksana Kulakovska a Lina Avetisyan

Oksana Kulakovska

15/10/2012 - 21/08/2013

Oksana vedla během svého působení v ICM Anglickou konverzaci pro pokročilé, Ruskou konverzaci a Ruštinu pro začátečníky. Zapojila se do seminářů pro studenty středních škol a sama připravila Ukrajinský podvečer. K problematice stereotypů vytvořila zajímavou nástěnku. Mimo jiné se zapojila i do prezentace ICM Prostějov např. na Prostějovském veletrhu zábavy, Evropském týdnu mládeže či festivalu STARTFest. Jejím přičiněním vznikl blog pro zahraniční dobrovolníky Young Europeans in Prostejov a jejich anglický zpravodaj změnil nejen své jméno (E-VoiceS), ale i celkový vzhled.

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A little bit about myself

My name is Oksana and I came from Ukraine, an open-minded and creative person who can easily get along with everyone. I am a recent graduate from Master’s Program in Specialist Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw (Studium Europy Wschodniej) and finally I arrived at point in my life where I have to make decisions that are vital for my future and once I knew about EVS I realized that’s it. It is a great opportunity to get involved in social life.

I have got a huge experience by studying abroad in Warsaw University and facing the difficulties and stereotypes which the foreigner may face in other country. I perceived that as a challenge that will make me much more steeled and helped to make up my decision to work on the issue of national stereotyping and tolerance. So that’s in my Master dissertation I have been inquiring into the problems of national stereotyping in Central Europe (on the example of Poles, Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians).

That is why one of my biggest dreams is to create some project which aim is to promote intercultural tolerance and solidarity among children and youth by making some photo exhibitions or cutting short films about how youth sees the representatives of other cultures and nations.

I try to devote my spare time to my biggest hobby - photography and filming. I usually take my camera everywhere I go to take some unexpected pictures and videos. Besides photography, theater and cinematography have been my big passions for ages. Also I am a rock music appreciator. I can add that I am a big football fan as well, of course I am better in watching than in playing, but I am quite good at table football.

About Lviv

Lviv is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and its central part is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Lviv history is as colorful and amazing as a city itself. It is filled with interesting events and outstanding figures. Today Lviv is more than 750 years old and it has lots of stories to tell you! City situated on the crossing of two profitable trade routes developed and flourished rapidly and became one of main trade centers of medieval Europe. Afterwards while being a part of different countries, Lviv borrowed some parts of culture and knowledge from invaders. Later on it transformed not only to an architectural gem, but also to the modern capital of scientific, spiritual and artistic life.

Lviv is an extremely attractive tourist area of Ukraine. It is a city of magnificent architectural landmarks: impressive temples and ancient squares, cozy narrow streets, museums and galleries housing artistic masterpieces of different historical epochs.

The city is known as a center of art, literature, music and theatre. Nowadays, the indisputable evidences of the city cultural richness are a big number of theaters, concert halls, creative unions, and also high number of many artistic activities. Temples, frescos, paintings, traditions, feasts, festivals – all these are the heirdom of the past and the product of the present geniuses, which can be felt only in Lviv.

Lviv and coffee are two notions that became one. Perhaps now it’s impossible to imagine old narrow streets without seductive tart aroma that flies out of small windows of cozy cafés and running through the city mysteriously. In the summer Lviv citizens savor coffee sitting outside of cafés, in winter in cozy warm cafés, sluggishly talking about last news of the city.

Lviv is one of the 8 cities that hosted UEFA EURO 2012 – the sport event of the third significance in the world after Summer Olympic Games and World Football Championship. Taking pride in the honor of being one of the host cities Lviv was committed to readily welcome the maximum number of tourists and hold three group stage matches.

Kde píší o Oksaně a jejích aktivitách:

  • Oksana poskytla svůj první rozhovor pro česká média, a to pro redakci iProstejov.cz - přečtěte si, co všechno o sobě prozradila.

Lina Avetisyan

12/11/2012 - 22/08/2013

Lina vedla během svého působení v ICM Prostějov Anglickou konverzaci pro začátečníky a skupinu zájemců o ruskou konverzaci. Vypomáhala s focením akcí a zapojila se také do prezentace ICM Prostějov např. na festivalu STARTFest a Setkání všech generací. Sama připravila Arménský podvečer, veřejnosti nabízela nejen lekce fotografování, ale také možnost nechat se vyfotit. Každý měsíc přispívala svými články do anglického zpravodaje E-VoiceS a aktivně se starala o Facebookovou stránku ICM.

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So let me introduce myself Smile

Hello to everybody! Smile

I'm a pretty cheerful easy-going person full of vital energy and have a great portion of power, motivation and enthusiasm. I'm communicative and rather natural, like getting new experience and meeting new people. I’m fond of learning something new. So I keep challenging myself to learn new things. I am a very positive person; I have a great sense of humor.

I would like to use my skills and experience at best by working among people of different nationalities and culture backgrounds. I shall broaden my perspective and contribute to my personal development by expanding my abilities and widening my experience in a variety of working disciplines. I consider it is a challenge and great opportunity to contribute to the development of the society and, why not, explore and identify ways of improving myself.

I am very interested in Czech language and eager to learn by communicating with native speakers thanks to which I shall be able to learn Czech in the short period of time.

I am a person with many interests and hobbies. Firstly I would like to mention that I have recently taken up photography and now I realize that it is more for me than just a hobby. I just fell in love with it. Smile I take photos with great pleasure and feel charge of energy during the work process.

During the weekend I usually go on excursions exploring beautiful corners of my country. Let me note that Armenia is a small country, but there are thousands of sights, each uniquely impressive and memorable. However, anyone who visits Armenia will forever remember the most majestic and noble scene in the world, the fabulous view of Holy Mount Ararat.

Holy Mount Ararat

The Bible states: "And on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mount Ararat." (Genesis, 8:4). During the Great flood, after floating on waters for 150 days, Noah's ark parked on Mount Ararat, and on this very day, the human race was granted a second birth in Armenia: on Mount Ararat. This very fact makes both Ararat and Armenia a holy place.

One of the most memorable churches is the Khor Virap which is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery. Khor Virap is the monastery where Grigor Lusavorich, later known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was imprisoned for 13 years by pagan Armenian King Tiridates III for preaching Christianity. Armenia became the first nation to declare Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD. The Saint is believed to have been kept there without food. A legend says an old widow brought him bread for 13 years in a row. The monastery has been rebuilt many times but it still preserves the breath of all those centuries.

Khor Virap

The highest peak of the Republic of Armenia is the Mount Aragats (4095 m). This four-peaked giant is the most favorite mountain of climbers. On the way to the southern peak, the best stop is at Kari Lich (Stone Lake), which is at the height of 3250m. On the top, one opens the most attractive scene: the silhouette of green valleys from one side, the eternal snow and silver lakes from other sides and the Biblical Mount Ararat far in the fog of Ararat Valley.

Me On the Top of Mount Aragats in August, 2011

Kde píší o Lině a jejích aktivitách:

  • Lina poskytla svůj první rozhovor pro česká média, a to pro redakci iProstejov.cz - přečtěte si, co všechno o sobě prozradila.