Olga is from Moscow (Russia) and enrolled in our Study & Work Program.
Her main reasons for participating in the program was to deepen her skills in her field of study; hospitality, with an experience abroad in a Canadian Hotel, discover Vancouver, one the best city to live in the World – which has become very popular in Russia during the Winter Olympic Games of 2010. And of course improve her English, in order to eventually get a job promotion when she goes back to Moscow.
She started her experience here with a 3month period of Intensive English study at our partner school located in downtown. Thanks to this study period, she has increase her vocabulary and grammar skills and therefore feels more comfortable with her English now.
Regarding her work experience; thanks to the help of a STEPWEST placement coordinator she was able to get an interview and is now working in a Vancouver high-end hotel located in Dowtown, as a front desk attendant . Olga is enjoying her job a lot; she has the opportunity to practice her English in a professional atmosphere and exchange a lot with clients. It took her a while to get used to some night shifts, but on the bright side, she has time to enjoy the beauty of Vancouver!
If you are looking for an effective way to improve your English level, and earn money at the same time. Or just want to gain experience, contact STEPWEST. We offer multiple program options, which includes English study, combined with a Casual Job or a Professional Internship Placement in Canada.