Beatrice Mancini Ulbrich has over ten years experience of living and working in different countries. Originally from Italy, Beatrice now lives in Sweden where she works for the national representation of the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture. She has worked in the education sector at different institutions, among others the British Council in Sweden. Beatrice holds an MA in English language and literature and has enriched her academic background with the Certificate in Intercultural Studies from UBC and courses in intercultural communication at the University of Luton, UK and the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. Beatrice has travelled to over thirty countries. She has lived in Germany, the UK and the US, and speaks five languages fluently.