or part of it. Some want to remain anonymous and have the right to be.
My name is Laura, and although I was born and raised in Girona, I currently live in Santa Cristina d'Aro. I studied Public Relations at the University of Bournemouth in England. I am responsible for managing the accounting and human resources department at the school. I really enjoy sports and dancing salsa, and whenever I can, I take the opportunity to travel!
Hello! I'm Noelia Orellana. I was born in the Maresme and have been living in Girona for a few years now. I studied Administration and Finance, as well as Business Studies at the University of Girona. I love working in a team and being involved in the daily lives of our students. I try to travel as much as I can to experience new cultures and broaden my horizons.
Hello! I'm Cristina Ramos, and I'm from Banyoles. Currently, I live in Girona, and although I miss the lake, I must confess that I am very happy here. I studied Catalan and "Spanish" degrees at the University of Girona and later pursued a Master's in Teaching Catalan and "Spanish" as a Second Language. I absolutely love teaching languages because it allows me to work with language, which has always fascinated me, and it also lets me explore other cultures and ways of thinking. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, though I also take great pleasure in music and reading.
I was born in London but lived in various places in the south of England. My father had a hotel and that was why I first got a diploma in Business Studies and then specialised in Hotel and Catering Management. By chance I ended up in Girona and after a few years teaching English, I decided I liked it enough to get serious about it. I took a TEFL course and after a brief spell as a professional hot air balloon pilot I started with UP! Idiomes.
My name is Anna Ortega, and I'm from Girona, where I currently reside. I have studied for a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and I'm completing a Master's in Teaching Catalan and "Spanish" as Second Languages, both at the University of Girona. I work as a teacher of "Spanish" and Catalan as foreign languages, and I had the opportunity to do my teaching internship as a Spanish teacher at the University of Florence. I really enjoy travelling, cooking, and going on excursions!
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am an English teacher and translator. I am originally from Southampton, England but am now living in Girona. I really love the city!
I was born in Manchester, where I worked in the insurance industry. I have worked as a tour guide and entertainer in France, Blanes, and L'Estartit. I have been an English teacher for sixteen years. My hobbies include mountain biking and songwriting. I have five YouTube channels, and my favourite football team is Manchester City.
After 30 years in international businesses based in the UK I decided it was time for a change. My wife and I had many adventures travelling the world including being caught up in a powerful earthquake in New Zealand. We moved to Girona last year and enjoy everything about the city...I try and run or cycle...but more slowly than I used to...I am an old man...but our biggest challenge is learning Catalan!
Hello! I'm Neus, and in 2020, I completed a double degree in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education. Later, I obtained a C2 level in Catalan and subsequently pursued a Master's in Teaching Spanish and Catalan as a second language, which allowed me to conduct a basic Catalan course at the University of Bari (Italy) in 2022. Currently, I teach classes at UP! Idiomes and offer a Catalan course at the Empordà Formació center in Palafrugell."
Valéria de Araujo
Hi, my name is Vito! I’m from a little town called Piana degli albanesi, located in Sicily, Italy. In this city exists what we call “bilingualism”: my ancestors are from Albania and we speak the same language as 500 years ago!
Bus Up! Idiomes
1969 Leyland Titan PD3 that has been with us since 2010.