“Lisa is living her best life”

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Lisa Ruck loves travelling, teaching and her hometown Barbados. And she is looking to one day combine those loves and create her dream job. She’s a 36-year old bright and bubbly Bajan girl living her absolute best life in Rome for the last eight years.

“I love my job; it’s perfect. I did a short course in teaching English as a second language, so now I teach legal English and business English in Rome. I still do one or two business courses but at my pleasure,” she said proudly.

However, when she left Barbados, teaching was not the plan. Interior design was her focus.

“I was a primary school teacher in Barbados. And I always wanted to study interior design. I told myself I needed to take the chance now and go before I had more responsibilities and things tying me down. I decided to do a master’s in interior design in Italy,” she explained. And she ended up staying in the country.

But Lisa couldn’t stay away from the classroom for long. The passion for teaching was too strong.

“I did some internships while I was there in interior design but the market was so saturated. But in Rome there’s such a demand for English speaking teachers, so it made more sense to go back into the classroom. I missed the classroom a lot as well,” she said with a laugh.

And she also speaks Italian fluently now. (DB)

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