Ivana Karavdic | Student Affairs Advisor

Ivana Karavdic

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I am a Student Affairs Advisor and have been part of the ITA team since March 2021.

What's your story?

I was born in Bosnia and moved to Vermont when I was in middle school. This life-changing experience shaped me in so many ways, but most importantly, it helped me to embrace and love change and independence!

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, I worked in higher education administration for a bit. Then I randomly got an opportunity to help teach English to new Americans, which in turn helped inspire me to pursue a graduate degree in TESOL and live abroad.

After graduation, I moved to Seoul, South Korea and taught university students for five years! I also continued teaching English and cultural differences in a variety of special programs at Saint Michael’s College whenever I was back stateside.

Where are you from, where did you go to college & what did you major in at college?

I was born in Bosnia and moved to Vermont when I was in middle school. I majored in Business Administration at the University of Vermont, and then went on to earn an MA TESOL from Saint Michael’s College.

What countries have you visited?

Austria, Bosnia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Vatican City, Vietnam, and the UK.

Where have you lived/taught abroad?

I studied abroad in Vienna, Austria for a semester, and I taught English in Seoul, South Korea for five years.

Favorite ethnic food?

I love all kinds of food, but if I really had to pick favorites, it would have to be Korean, Mexican, Indian, and Japanese! Really, anything spicy is my go-to.

Why do you like working at ITA?

Helping others fulfill their dream of traveling the world is my greatest joy!

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