Hello my name is Ian, I’m 22 and I’m from the U.K.

I grew up in Birmingham a big city right in the middle of England, the furthest you can get from the sea in the U.K! However, I left in 2013 to live in London for a year volunteering with a charity and then moved to Canterbury in 2014 where I studied history for 3 years. And now I’m here in Amsterdam!

I’m really looking forward to a challenging and interesting 10 months at the Mission House helping and learning from people from all across the world. I also hope to be able to speak a decent amount of Dutch by the end of the 10 months!

I’m also really interested in history and culture and I’m looking forward to living in a big diverse historical city. I love people and I’m looking forward to building relationships with people from all different walks of life and experiences and I hope that we learn from each other.