Who are ISWiB promoters?

The idea of ISWiB promoters came from the desire of the former participants of the Festival to get involved in its organization. The red color is reserved for them! They are communicative and friendly, but also responsible young people who are passionate about ISWiB, and want to help spreading our spirit and voice in their countries.

Their role is to promote World Youth Wave as organization and ISWiB as a project on a daily basis. Thanks to them, our future participants will have someone in their country who is there to help if they have any difficulties. Because they are so valuable to the whole project, best of them might get a chance to be completely free of partcipation fee.

If you recognize yourself among these qualities this is the right place for you!

Keith George Ciantar


Keith George Ciantar


My name is Keith George. I am a 19 year old from Malta, currently studying Computer Engineering at the University of Malta. I consider myself to bit of a nerd, who enjoys playing video games, listening to music, making bad jokes, and other hobbies here and there. My first taste of ISWiB was in 2017, after it was shared with me via my faculty's student organization. After such a memorable experience, I wanted to become a promoter and spread the word so that more Maltese people get the opportunity to apply and attend ISWiB in 2018.

Barbara Lalić


Barbara Lalić


Barbara is a Music Education student from Zagreb, Croatia. Also describes herself as: 1) a teacher 2) an adventurer 3) a traveler. Being in one place isn’t her thing, that’s why she travels. According to her, ISWiB is one of the best ways to spend summer. It is like travelling all around the world in only one week.

Kubilay Cenk Karakas


Kubilay Cenk Karakas


Kubilay Cenk Karakas is a third-year student of International Relations with Politics department in University of Plymouth, UK. He is interested in political theories and contemporary political events as well as international affairs. He spends his time working on research projects. He is also a travel enthusiast and loves weight lifting. He is currently working on NGOs and Digital Marketing.

Andria Panayiotou


Andria Panayiotou


My name is Andria Panayiotou and I am 23 years old. I am from Nicosia, Cyprus. I have finished my studies in the University of Cyprus with the BA Modern Languages and European Studies. I am speaking eight (8) Languages, Greek (mother tongue), Bulgarian (mother tongue), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Turkish. Next year I am planning to do my Master as a Conference Interpreter in Germany. Also I was a football player for 7 years and a volleyball player for six years but my biggest love is to dance.

Rafaela Samara


Rafaela Samara


Rafaela Samara was born in 1992 in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece and the most romantic one as people say. Electronic Engineering is her field of studies and her thesis was about an automated farming system. But that's not what she loves the most. Her soul fulfils by travelling, singing, learning new languages and of course making new friends. Back in 2013, she was an Erasmus student in Dresden, an amazing and super international city in Germany. During her Erasmus, she realized that international relations is the field that interests her the most. That was the main reason why she participated in many international festivals and workshops, such as GrIStuF, ISWI, ISWiB, ISWinT and WFYS. If she had to describe herself in a couple of words, those would be: adventurer, positive thinker, romantic, cheerful, lifetime learner. Her life's moto is: "Everything happens for a reason".

Vlad Bulie


Vlad Bulie


My name is Vlad, I am from Timisoara, Romania and a former organizer at the festival ISWinT. This will be my third year participating at ISWiB and my first one as a Promoter. This festival is dear to my heart because i met a lot of cool and nice people and made some friendships that will last forever. Actually, some of them are among my best friends now.

Anke Spekman


Anke Spekman


Anke is a student of the bachelor programs Slavic languages and cultures (Serbian/Croatian) and History at the University of Amsterdam. Before starting university she visited Belgrade for the first time, and she has been coming back every summer. Since her first participation at ISWiB 2017, she appreciates Belgrade even more and she hopes to return again for new friendships, knowledge and inspiration.

Alicia Fernández


Alicia Fernández


I’m Alicia, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Madrid, Spain. I’m studying Psychology, currently doing a year abroad in France. My hobbies include photography, languages, reading, writing and above all, travelling. I travelled alone for the first time a year and a half ago and ever since then, I try to make a trip whenever I have the chance.

Svetlana Baran


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Hi! My name is Sveta. I am from Kazakhstan. I am passionate about traveling, learning new languages and meeting new people. Always ready for an adventure, extremely talkative and addicted to chocolate :D Cheers!

Antony Nagy


Antony Nagy


My friends call me Tony! Came to life 22 years ago and it took me 18 years to decide to study Civil Engineering and the other 4 years proved to me I don't want to work as a civil engineer! I am an Egyptian hipster who loves traveling, reading sometimes. It also happens that sometimes when I am not lazy or busy I write my dream in a dream Journal, I am also addicted to both listening to music and dancing! I know how to dance some Latin dances btw.. ;-)  . Play some music and bare the consequences.

Sanya Petrova


Sanya Petrova


Sanya Petrova is a 22 years old student from Bulgaria, participated in ISWiB festival for her first time in 2017. She studies structural engineering in UACEG in Sofia and now she is in her fourth year. As a future volunteer in The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, she believes that developing our social skills as learning to listen to each other, respect different opinions and being able to work in a team takes a very part in the process of our personal development. And exactly at that festival she met opportunity to do that.  Ever since then she is obsessed by the spirit of the festival and wants to spread it through the students in Bulgaria. She is always open for questions connected with her experience at the festival and will help if help is needed.

Maysam Hassani


Sanya Petrova


Maysam Hassani is a 23 years old from Iran. He is a student of Business and Management in University of Kurdistan-Hewler. He has been in multinational environment and studying abroad for last four years. During this period, he has participated in some international festivals, conferences, and programs which help him out to be familiar with other cultures, trends, and traditions more than before. Studying at international universities for his Master and then PhD degree would be his next station of academia.