Name: Olena Opanasenko
Country of origin: Ukraine
Year of birth: 1982
Field of Study: International Media Studies
German university: Deutsche Welle Akademie and University of Bonn
German university: Bonn, Sankt Augustin
This is my aim in Germany: Master
I performed for the blog from October 2016 to February 2017
My hobbies and interests: Travelling, modern arts, creative writing, oriental medicine, animal rescue projects, arthouse movies, poetry, paragliding.
I’ve come to Germany in September 2016 to participate in the International Media Studies program at Deutsche Welle Akademie. In Ukraine I’ve been working for the broadcast, print and online media. During the Dignity Revolution (2013-2014), I joined the NGO standing for the European values in Ukraine. I was also working as a media-trainer at the Institute of Mass Information, in the project “Building bridges for reforms and trust”. I am happy to become a part of the IMS program and hope the following two years of studying in Germany will give me a great chance to move beyond the borders of local obstacles to new avenues of professional growth.