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Veronika P.

High School USA
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia
Hi! I’m an 18-year-old girl from a small country in the heart of Europe. I love traveling and meeting new people. I’ll be spending my senior year in Orange Park, Florida. I’m excited to share my experience with you.


My Local Coordinator

By Veronika P.

My first contact with my local coordinator was through email in May last year. She helped me even back then. We got to know each other a little bit and... keep reading

Community service

By Veronika P.

I had been ambivalent a little before I came to the US about the community service. I didn’t know where I could volunteer even after 2 months into the program... keep reading

It’s Christmas time!

By Veronika P.

Santa Claus is coming to town. I didn’t think there would be a big difference between how people in Slovakia and in USA celebrate Christmas. I knew that here December... keep reading

Moving to a new home

By Veronika P.

After 3 months of being in the United States came the most unexpected thing for me. I didn’t even imagine that this would be my situation. However, it is normal... keep reading

For the first time

By Veronika P.

It has been a little bit over two months that I’m in the United States and since then I have been learning new things every day. I have learnt new... keep reading

Swords Up and Go Raiders!

By Veronika P.

In my previous post I mentioned a little bit about what my school is like, but I would like to explain more. There is a significant difference between education in... keep reading

First days in Florida

By Veronika P.

Right after I met my host parents and host sister in person I knew this is gonna be an awesome year. Of course I was worried so much about how... keep reading

The city that never sleeps

By Veronika P.

New York City for the first time! Actually it has been my first time in the United States. It is just like in the movies. During my orientation meeting there... keep reading

One week before the flight

By Veronika P.

In my first post I would like to share my thoughts before the exchange year. I’ve dreamt about going to USA since I was a little girl. I wanted to... keep reading