THE START OF BREAKAWAY
My name is Marie, I am French, I lived in sunny Provence until I was 21 years old.
Despite the beauty of the south of France, in 2003 I felt the need to escape, to discover something new.
I decided to go to England, however my level of English was not strong enough to give me the confidence I needed to go by myself, so I chose to use the services of a placement agency.
Thanks to their help, my stay in the UK went really well and I found this first experience abroad extremely fulfilling - it actually changed my life.
I realised at that time that helping people go abroad and supporting them in living this amazing experience was a dream I wanted to focus my time and energy on. After a few years of work and study my dream finally came alive - Breakaway was formed.
I understand the project you would like to undertake; travelling abroad on your own in a country you don’t know may seem daunting and challenging.
Assistance, support and safety is what you need to build the confidence to make your project happen, and this is what my team and I are here for.
Many people have already entrusted us in helping them with such projects and I’m very pleased to say that their stay was a success.
I am committed in assisting you in the same way and will ensure your experience abroad is as fulfilling as mine was.
Founder of Breakaway
MEET OUR TEAM
Hi, my name is Marie and I’m the founder and Director of Breakaway. Originally from France, I decided to move to the UK in 2003. A few years later, Breakaway was born. Running this company ever since and helping people to live extraordinary experiences abroad has been extremely satisfying and rewarding.
ILARIA DE FILIPPO
Assistant Manager for Ireland and Manager for Italy
Hello, my name is Ilaria, I am part of the Breakaway Team in Ireland. Of Italian origin, I came to Ireland in 2017 for a 4-month internship through an Erasmus+ project, I decided to stay as I was offered a contract! After that I decided to help international people in love with Ireland and Italy to make their dream happen!
Manager for Ireland and Estonia
Hello, my name is Elodie and I am the Operations Manager in Ireland. Of French origin, I arrived in Ireland 7 years ago for an internship. I fell in love with the Irish culture, its history and breathtaking landscapes. Today it is with pleasure and quite naturally that I help people from all over the world to find an internship in Ireland and Estonia and to live this wonderful adventure!
Manager for Spain
Hi, my name is Patrick, I am 47 years old, I was born in Spain and have been living in Ireland for almost 10 years. I am responsible for the mobilities taking place in Spain and I look forward to meeting anyone who wish to set up their mobility project in this beautiful country.
Manager for UK and Malta
Hi, I’m Priscilla and I am in charge of all mobilities taking place in the UK and Malta. I left France a few years ago to travel, my last destination was England and I have remained since! There is definitely something special about the English culture! I really enjoy helping people with their projects and being part of their new adventure!