My journey started after I completed my BA in Psychology and International relations, in the meantime I was Au pairing and really enjoyed taking care of children. I decided to teach abroad and moved to Hong Kong and taught English for a year. It was the most magical year and I travelled a bit around Asia to Singapore and Vietnam, which has become one of my favourite countries. Once my one year contract was up, I travelled to South America and taught English in Peru and crossed something off my bucket list and did a five-day trek up to Machu Picchu. Travelling gives you a sense of humility, patience and inner strength. I live for the incredible adventures venturing overseas gives you, and the beautiful friendships you build. Take this exciting step and study abroad in countries like New Zealand and Canada and not only invest in yourself, but have an adventure while doing it.
One of my biggest dreams while growing up, was to live in another country.
Thanks to OVC this was made possible for me on one of their gap year programs.
I am very excited to now be a part of the OVC family, where I too can make other people’s dreams of seeing the world and experiencing different cultures a reality.
I had the chance to not only live in the USA for a year but also travel to various other countries while I was on the program, I travelled throughout the majority of the USA while also going to Amsterdam, Dubai and the Caribbean.
The various cultures, customs and foods that I was exposed to while travelling were absolutely amazing and this is something that I think every young person should be able to experience.
I always say that it is better to collect moments, and not things.
Working at OVC Johannesburg makes waking up every day something I look forward to!
The reason being, is that there is plenty of opportunity to help someone see the world! Not many are able to say that in their lifetime!
In terms of what I can bring to the table – I think that being as young as I am, I can completely relate to the clients coming straight out of high school, who are ready to try something new with our awesome gap year programs.
I especially look forward to promoting these programs with them, as it is something they will never regret.
I have been part of the OVC family since January 2006. I started as a consultant and slowly worked my way up to Branch Manager and in May 2007 became Franchise owner of the then OVC Melville. January 2016 will see a new chapter in my life with the opening of our new store in Potchefstroom as OVC North West. I can truly say that OVC is the No. 1 Youth travel company in South Africa.
I have had the privilege to travel to several countries and my favourite destinations thus far have to be Chiang Mai in Thailand, New York in the States, Barcelona in Spain and then Madagascar, an amazing Island destination. Being the Program Manager of the Teach Abroad programs, I have had the opportunity to visit Thailand numerous times and love to share my absolute passion for this amazing country.
I have a passion for Travel and believe that my experience in the Youth Travel Industry will help any young wannabe traveller in making the right decision on which program he/she would like to partake in.
Please feel free to contact us and set-up an appointment to discuss your next adventure.