2011–2012 – Birgir Freyr Gunnarsson a Valentina Dani

Birgir Freyr Gunnarsson

20/10/2011 - 20/8/2012

Birgir po celý školní rok vedl anglickou konverzaci pro pokročilé, organizoval sportovní akce, učil děti i mládež žonglovat. Zapojil se také do prezentace ICM Prostějov na Burze škol v Prostějově, Setkání všech generací či Prostějovském veletrhu zábavy. Společně s Valentinou připravil a pomohl zrealizovat mezinárodní výměnu mládeže s názvem Multicultural Filmmaking, která proběhla 22. - 29. července 2012 na Velehradě.

About me :

My name is Birgir Freyr Gunnarsson and I’m 22 years old, I come from a cold country called Iceland and I lived there until I was 19 years old. I lived in a small town named Saudarkrókur which is an old fishing town and there are only living about 3000 people there. When I lived on Iceland I was in school where I studied sociology and sports in high school (16-19 years old), and then I worked at various places during the summer, for example construction work and cleaning fish and making it ready to be shipped to the stores. The summer before I turned 19 I moved to Denmark to a town named Billund, Billund is also kind of a small town, there live about 6000 people there. The whole time I lived in Denmark I was working in a factory that makes signs and brochures out of paper, I mostly worked on a machine that cut signs out. Then last easter I decided that I wanted to do something else, something new and exciting and then I heard of the EVS volunteer programs. I started to check some projects out and coming here to Prostejov looked quite exciting, and so far it’s meeting its expectations. I almost speak no Czech yet but hope I will learn it quick to be able to communicate better.

Hobbies and Interests :

I like sports a lot and although I’m not good at a lot of them I like to try new sports and just have fun. I like watching football and basketball and I’m planning to see some basketball games here in Prostejov since I’ve heard the team is quite good. I also like going to the cinema and seeing some new movies, then music and going to pubs is quite fun too.

About Saudarkrokur and Billund :

Saudarkrokur is one of the oldest town in Iceland, most of the old towns are fishing towns just like Saudarkrokur. In the town there are some activities, like a cinema, youth center and you can always go fishing in the sea or nearby rivers, and there‘s almost everything you need to do any sport.

Billund is the hometown of the lego corporation, and therefor there’s no surprise that they’ve got a theme park called Legoland, the first Legoland that was built.

Billund is a small town that’s known all throughout Denmark for its Lego production and their theme park Legoland which was built in association with the Lego Company. Now the Lego factories and Legoland are not connected, some rich guys bought Legoland and therefor separated it from the Lego production.

Billund also has a lot of activities but not a cinema. They’ve got a water theme park called Lalandia where you can ride some water rollercoasters, there’s also bowling and a ton of sport relative activities.


Kde píší o Birgirovi a jeho aktivitách:

  • Birgir poskytl svůj první rozhovor pro česká média, a to pro redakci iProstejov.cz - přečtěte si, co všechno o sobě prozradil.
  • Přečtěte si, co čekalo na návštěvníky Islandského podvečeru na pvnovinky.cz.
  • O Islandském podvečeru se také dočtete na www.itydenik.cz

Valentina Dani

5/12/2011 - 31/8/2012

Valentina se zapojila do anglické konverzace pro pokročilé a sama nabídla konverzace v angličtině pro začátečníky, v ruštině pro mírně pokročilé a italštině pro začátečníky i pro pokročilé. A pro mladé lidi otevřela "divadelní kroužek" v angličtině s názvem "English Theatre". Společně s Birgirem připravila a pomáhala realizovat mezinárodní výměnu mládeže s názvem Multicultural Filmmaking.

About me:

My name is Valentina , I’m 24 years old and I come from Bologna, Italy. I decided to become an EVS volunteer because I wanted to make an international work experience after the end of my studies and, since I’ve studied Foreign Languages at university, moving to another European country looked like a good idea!

I decided to come to Czech Republic because, after studying Russian at university, I thought it would be interesting, and also not too hard to learn another Slavic language.

My hobbies:

I love meeting new people, travelling and reading. I also like teaching and learning new languages, and teaching languages is one of the activities I would like to do during my stay at ICM. I also like theatre, although I’m too shy to be an actress  but I would like to start an English theatre group in ICM, so anyone who wants to join it is very welcome!

I also like photography, and another thing I would like to do is to organize photo exhibits in ICM, because I believe that photos help us looking at things with “new eyes”.

About Bologna:

Bologna is, well, in my opinion the best city in all of Italy! I’m partial, because I come from there, just like my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on! The three symbols of Bologna are the university, the towers and the arcades.

Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088. Many students come from other parts of Italy and from abroad to study in Bologna, and that’s why Bologna is a real “students’ town”, with many things to do.

Bologna is also famous for its two medieval towers, which were built in 1200. It’s also possible to climb on the towers, although it’s a really long way up! From the towers one can enjoy a really wonderful view on the town’s landscape.

Another nice thing to do in Bologna is to walk under its arcades. We have 37 km of arcades in town. They were built around 400 years ago, and they stretch throughout the centre, which means that if you are in the center of Bologna and it starts raining, you don’t have to worry about it because you’re always going to have some roof over your head!



Kde píší o Valentině a jejích aktivitách:

  • Valentina poskytla svůj první rozhovor pro česká média, a to pro redakci iProstejov.cz - přečtěte si, co všechno o sobě prozradila.
  • Valentina pozvala na svůj Italský podvečer čtenáře pvnovinky.cz
  • O Italském podvečeru se dočtete na www.itydenik.cz