Jorien is a Dutch 23 year old who had just returned from a stint in Andalucia working for a tour operator before she joined the Inaugural Edumadic program.

Jorien is from a small town in rural Holland, and as a result has always wanted to get out and see more of the world. She’s spent the last 3 years doing just that, travelling around the world, mainly as a model. She spent a year and a half in Milan, 3 months each in Istanbul and Athens, 6 months in China, and 6 months in Andalucia. It’s safe to say she’s caught the travel bug! After so long working on the road, Jorien wanted to take some time for herself to decide what’s next.

“I feel at this age people have pressure from family and friends that you need to have some stability in life, but for me my mind is full of creative ideas pulling me in different directions. These 12 weeks will serve as a great way to figure out exactly which path I want to take as well as being a welcome break from work life!”

Jorien actually completed a diploma in Tourism whilst she was abroad, so has already been combining remote studying with travel for some time. She’ll be finishing off a Spanish course that she started whilst she was working in Andalucia and also work on some entrepreneurial ideas that she wants to explore. She’s also really into her fitness and likes to keep her body guessing.

Whether it’s Yoga in India, Muay Thai in Thailand, or Surfing in Bali, Jorien is always keen to try something new!

Locations visited:

Chiang Mai