My name is Jenny Amann and I’m 18 years old. I live with my parents in the biggest city of Vorarlberg – Dornbirn. Currently I’m a student at the upper-level secondary vocational college in Bregenz. I don’t know what I exactly want to do after my graduation in 2016, but probably I will start to study. In my leisure time I like to spend time with my friends, going shopping and doing sports. I’m very glad to have this opportunity to gather theses experiences. I’m really looking forward to get to know the Irish culture and gain a lot of work experience and I’m sure we’ll have a great time in Ireland.


Hi, my name is Janine Blum and I’m 18 years old. I live with my parents and my older brother in a small village called Höchst, which is located in the west of Austria. At the moment I’m a student at HAK Bregenz, a secondary commercial school. After my graduation I want to study international business administration in Dornbirn. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends or doing some sports. I take part in this project because I like to travel and I want to improve my English skills, while getting in contact with interesting people and learning more about the Irish culture. I’m very excited and I’m looking forward travelling to Ireland. I’m sure it will be a great experience.

 Hello, my name is Timna Defranceschi and I´m 18 years old. I live with my family in a small village in Vorarlberg called Gaißau near the beautiful Lake of Constance. At the moment I´m a student at the HAK Bregenz which is a school focused on economics. After graduation I would like to become a teacher. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends as well as travelling since I´m very interested in other cultures and their way of living. I want to see the world, see how people live, what they eat and how they spend their time. During a short-term-exchange in South Africa, I could already gain a lot of experiences. This project is a great opportunity which I am very thankful for and I´m looking forward to meet new people, a new country and a new culture!

My name is Dominique Denz, I’m 18 years old and I live with my parents and my siblings in a little village called Koblach in Vorarlberg, Austria. At the moment I’m attending the HAK Bregenz, which is a vocational school focused on business topics. In my leisure time I like spending time outside with my friends, playing in a music society and I also like travelling. After my graduation I would like to work in a Marketing or Event Office. I’m very interested in other languages, especially English, and the different cultures of different countries. That’s the reason why I’m taking part in this project. I’m looking forward to learn more about Ireland and its culture and to get in touch with new people. I’m sure this is going to be a great experience.


Hey guys, my name is Raphael Feurstein and I am 18 years old. I live with my parents in a little village called Hohenweiler. It’s the northernmost village in Vorarlberg in Austria, near the border to Germany. At the moment I am a student at the HAK Bregenz, which is a college focused on economics. After graduation I would like to study economy in St. Gallen (Switzerland). I love to do sports. Most I like to do biking trips because of the great and beautiful landscapes. I also spend my free time with firefighting. It is my passion going into burning houses and rescuing others. I am very excited about having the opportunity to take part in this project. And so I am really looking forward to this project because I want to improve my English and get in touch with new people.


Hi, my name is Beat Leander Gmeiner and I’m 18 years old. I live in Dornbirn, a small city located in Austria, together with my mother and my two brothers. Currently I’m a student of HAK Bregenz, a commercial school close to the Lake of Constance. After my graduation I would like to go to university in a foreign country. In my spare time I love doing sports like climbing, volleyball, soccer, jogging or going to the gym. Moreover, I like hanging out with friends and traveling a lot. I’m taking part in this project to improve my English skills and collect experiences in a foreign country. Furthermore, I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful landscape of Ireland.


Hello, my name is Sabrina Huber and I am 18 years old. Together with my parents, my younger sister and my brother I live in Hörbranz which is a village in Austria on the border to Germany. At the moment I am studying at the BHAK Bregenz, an upper-level vocational college that focuses on economics. After graduating, I want to study at the PH Feldkirch in order to get an education as a primary school teacher. In my leisure time I love painting, reading books and spending time outdoor with my friends. I feel much honored that I was chosen for this project and I am really looking forward to it. I like to take this internship as an opportunity to collect some work experience, improve my English skills, as well as my self-confidence when speaking in a foreign language, and meeting new people. Besides, I cannot wait to finally travel to Ireland in order to get to know the culture and the landscape.


Hello, my name is Chiara Kofler, I’m 18 years old and live in Dornbirn, Austria. At the moment, I’m a student at the HAK Bregenz, a vocational school, and after graduating I‘d like to study languages, preferably abroad. In my leisure time I mostly hangout with my friends, play the piano or just relax. Also, I love travelling because it’s a great way to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures. Therefore, I’m taking part in this project and can’t wait to spend some time in Ireland.


Hello, my name is Klaudija Krstic and I’m 18 years old. I live together with my parents and my 4 siblings in Fußach, Austria but we are from Serbia. At the moment I’m attending the HAK Bregenz, a commercial school. After my graduation I would like to work in a bank or study romance studies to become a teacher. In my leisure time I like to listen to music, spend time with my friends and play volleyball in a team in Dornbirn. When I’m bored I visit my nephew and my nieces and play with them in the garden. I’m taking part in this project because I want to improve my English and get to know new people. Furthermore I think it’s something new to live with a host family and I love to travel. 


My name is Philipp Kutzer, I am 19 years old and I’m living in Götzis a small village near Feldkirch with my parents and my two younger sisters. At the moment I’m a student at HAK Bregenz, a commercial school. After I graduate I would like to study event management or graphic design in Vienna or Berlin. I played football for 8 years for SCR Altach and St. Margarethen and I’m still a great football fan, my favourite club is Real Madrid. On the weekends I have a part time job at Cineplexx Hohenems. In my leisure time I go out with my friends or play football. I am taking part in the project because I want to improve my English skills and I am interested in different cultures, meeting new people and drinking Irish beer.


My name is Hannah Moschen and I’m 18 years old. I live with my mother in Bregenz in the west of Austria. At the moment I am a student at the HAK Bregenz. After my graduation I want to go on a journey. Then my plans are to study in Vienna or in another big city.
Handball is my passion, but in my free time I also like snowboarding, swimming or hanging out with my friends. At the weekends I spend my time very often with friends, handball and my family.
I’m very glad to have the opportunity to gain work experience abroad. I look forward to improving my English from a native speaker and I like to get to know foreign cultures.

Hello, my name is Michael Österle and I’m 17 years old. I live in a very small village called Sulzberg in the west of Austria near the German border. I’ve got a brother who is 4 years younger than me. At the moment I‘m a student of the HAK Bregenz, a school with a  focus on commerce and foreign languages. After my graduation I would like to study in a foreign country because this will help me to improve my language skills and I’m very interested in other cultures. Typically for Austria I like to go skiing in my free time. I’m taking part in this project because it’s a great chance to collect work experience in a foreign country, to get to know a lot of new people and I hope I will be able to improve my English skills.


My name is Vanessa Rangger and I’m 18 years old. I live with my mother, my father and my younger brother in Dornbirn, in the west of Austria. At the moment I’m a student at the HAK Bregenz which is a school focused on economics. After my graduation in 2016 I want to spend a year abroad because I like to travel and experience new cultures a lot. In my leisure time I like being outside, swimming, riding horses and going out with friends. I’m taking part in this project because I’m interested in experiencing Ireland, the Irish people and their culture. Furthermore I want to improve my English skills because in Ireland I have to talk and communicate very much. I’m certain I will get many incredible and unforgettable impressions there. I’m really looking forward to having a great time in Ireland and getting in touch with a whole bunch of new people!


My name is Theresa Scheidel and I am 18 years old. The place, where I live with my parents and my younger sister, is a village in the west of Austria, called Götzis. In September 2015 starts my last school year at the vocational school “HAK Bregenz”, which is a commercial school. Afterwards I plan to go abroad for some months and study at the University of Vienna. In my leisure time I enjoy spending time with friends and reading well written books. Due to the fact that I love travelling I also appreciate getting the chance to see new countries and getting to know the mentality of their inhabitants. For this reason I take part in the project.


Hi, I am Derya Sivgin and I am 20 years old. My parents and I live in Bregenz, which is located in western Austria, at the shores of Lake Constance. I am attending the final year of the vocational school BHAK Bregenz which focuses on business related topics. In my spare time I like cooking, reading and spending time with my friends and my boyfriend. Furthermore, I love to travel and to get to know new countries and foreign cultures. I also think that my language skills will get better when I get in touch with people, who speak the English well. That is my reason for taking part in this project.


My name is Selina Wohlgenannt and I’m 18 year old. I live together with my family – my parents, my brother and my dog in Dornbirn. At the moment I am a student at the upper level vocational collage Bregenz. After graduating next year I would like to stay a few months abroad. In my free time I love spending time with my friends. Furthermore I like to go mountain biking and horse riding in my leisure time. I am participating in this project because I like travelling, want to improve my English and get in contact with new people. I am really looking forward to having a great time in Ireland.


My name is Demet Borihan and I’m 18 years old. I live together with my parents my older sister and my twin brother in Dornbirn, Austria. At the moment I’m a student at HAK Bregenz, which is a commercial school. Afterwards I want to study Social Work at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. In my free time I like to read books and play volleyball with my friends. I’m taking part in this project, because I want to improve my English skills and also get to know the Irish culture.


My name is Jessica Schütz and I’m 19 years old. I live with my parents and my older brother in a small village called Kennelbach. At the moment I’m student at the HAK Bregenz, which is a commercial school. My plans for the future are to graduate from school next year and afterwards to start working. I often spend my leisure time with my friends or my family. I like travelling and being outdoors but I also like it to stay at home and do nothing besides watching TV.  I’m taking part in this project, because I want to improve my English and I am interested in the culture.


Hey guys, my name is Fatih Tura and I am 19 years old. I live with my parents, sister and brother in Dornbirn, Austria. At the moment I am a student of the upper-level secondary and vocational college in Bregenz, which is the capital of Vorarlberg, also called “Ländle”. In my free time I like hanging out with my friends and family. After my graduation I want to study business law or international business in Vienna, but my career aspiration is to become a policeman. I am participating in this project because I want to explore the Irish culture and improve my English skills. I am very excited and happy to be a part of this project!


My name is Isabel Trucker and I was born in Feldkirch at the 17th February 1997. Now I live in a house in Hohenems with my mother and my brother. At the moment I am a student at the BHAK Bregenz and after my graduation next year I intend to spend half a year abroad. In my free time I really like to take walks with my dogs and to meet my friends. I am looking forward to going to Ireland to meet a lot of new people and to see their culture. I’m taking part in this project to improve my English and to learn something about the Irish culture. I’m sure we’ll have a great time in Ireland.