We are two friends from Britanny, living in Brocéliande, sharing the same passion for integration, hospitality and openness to the world. After welcoming teenagers from United States, Spain ans Australia into our homes, we came up with the idea of creating a project around these values. That's how created this association: "I Come From".

Patricia Collet and Nathalie Rolland

Ariane Gray - Ambassador in Dublin

(Républic of Ireland)

Ariane comes from Mont-de-Marsan which is in southwest of France. She has been living in Dublin since 2006. She came as an au pair and never left. She is married to an Irishman and has a young boy (to whom she speaks French and Spanish). She has always been working with children (camp, au pair, creches, childminder) and has always loved languages. 
With I Come From she would like to develop the concept of language exchanges with young people and above all helps to make these exchanges reality. 

Zohra Leggate - Ambassador in Glasgow (Scotland)

Zohra is from Ardèche, France. She has lived in Strathaven, a small town not far from Glasgow, for 18 years. She is married to a Scotsman and has two little boys. Zohra works with French teachers at a college/high school in Strathaven. Being an I Come From ambassador is a way for her to make her adopted country known to young people and help them improve their English skills.

Claire Maradeix- Ambassadrice à Barcelone (Espagne)

Erika Ville - Ambassador in Sweden

Érika is a french women born in Africa. She has always travelled abroad since she was young. 
She is married and has 3 kids, and she has driving around Europe by motor home for the past two years. 
She now lives with her family in Swedish Lapland since 2021.
Erika is a Former Air hostess, passionate about Scotland and always curious to discover other cultures. She would love to help I come From to  develop and promote their language exchanges programs with Sweden, which is the most English speaking country all over Europe just behind Ireland !

Valentina Piermarini Ambassador in Wales and England

Valentina is from Terni, Italy. She has moved to the UK 15 years ago and lived in Rossett for the past 14 years.

Rossett is a small village, between Wrexham, in Wales, and Chester, in England. Valentina has 4 children. She is a teacher and she has been involved in education at different levels. She has always been passionate about the importance of languages to understand different cultures and she hopes that helping out I come from as an Ambassador will be another way to promote integration and mobility. 

Become an Ambassador

In order to develop language exchanges in other countries, we are looking for more Ambassadors. If, like us, you share this desire to help children and teenagers to benefit from a language immersion and to get the chance of discovering your country, join us in the beautiful adventure!