Fjodor Islamaj is one of the very small number of talented people who Travel for Teens hires from a huge applicant pool each year. This will be his first summer as a Senior Counselor with Travel for Teens, and we can’t wait to travel the world with him. When he’s not teaching teens about the wonders of international travel, he’s teaching them physics and coaching soccer in Worcester, MA. Here he is folks!
Fjodor (Fjodi) Islamaj
Languages you speak
Italian, French, Albanian, and conversational Spanish
TFT trips that you’ve been on
No TFT trips YET
Countries you’ve been to
(13) Italy, Albania, Macedonia, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico
Favorite travel book, magazine, or film?
“The Island”, “Eurotrip”, “Silk”
What is your current job outside of TFT?
High school physics teacher
Besides the essentials, list 3 things you refuse to travel without
Notebook/Self made dictionary with common expressions, a piece of paper with important/relevant phone numbers
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
What’s the most beautiful place on Earth?
This question is too hard
If you could live in one country (besides your current residence) where would it be and why?
Spain. Love the weather and the culture. I would be able to watch the Barcelona FC games en vivo.
What’s the strangest food you have eaten?
Fried rooster testicles
What’s the strangest job you’ve ever had?
Selling Cutco Knives
Do you play a musical instrument?
I love playing the african drums although I am sure it probably sounds a lot better to me than it does to other people.
What kind of camera do you bring with you when you travel?
Canon Powershot SD780
Have you ever backpacked through Europe, and where did you go?
Yes, Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza (Spain), Rome (Italy)
What’s your favorite landmark and why?
La boca del Diablo, Cascais, Portugal – A series of straight edge cliffs believed to be evidence that the continent of Europe has broken away from a once-upon-a-time larger land mass
What’s your favorite beach and why?
Formentera, Spain. The lightest and clearest water I ever swam in.
Sports (especially soccer), Traveling, Languages, Spreading the love of physics
Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Snowboarding
What do you love most about working for Travel for Teens?
The standard 9-5 schedule
What are the top 10 places you want to visit?
Bora Bora, The Filipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, The Azul Islands, Egypt, Dubai, Nepal, China, Czech Republic
Thanks Fjodi … See you soon at Staff Training Weekend!!!