My American Experience !!!!

August, 18 2014

Some people do not believe in miracles but I have proved to myself and to others that they do exist. I have never thought that I will be ever able to fly over the Atlantic Ocean and start a new life for a short period of time.

I have spent my year in Helena, Montana, and that is the place I fell in love with and I cannot take my mind of its beauty. My host family is those amazing people who took care of me and supported me, and I could not be any happier with the experience they offered to me. The school in USA, and especially in Helena, was simply a “blast” for me. I have never thought I will ever be glad that it is Monday, but I really loved the school and teachers there, their attitude, and the way they teach students. Also, school is the place where I have met most of my friends - people who made my year an exceptional one. Speaking about exceptional things - would you believe that I have ridden a plane 15 times on the US territory during my exchange year, and 18 times considering the international flights? I find this amazing for a girl who has never rode a plane before. But why so many? Well, thanks to my host family, I have traveled quite a lot and many things on my Checklist were done: I went to the National Park Yellowstone; Disneyland, Hollywood, Catalina Island; Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Washington DC; and to many beautiful places in Montana. But traveling was not the only thing I have done while in US - I did community service as well and I had so much fun with it! I have met many interesting people and learned a lot while helping others. Moreover, I was involved in some school activities: I did swimming, tennis, theatre, and other things that I would have probably never tried in my home country.

Lastly, this experience of being an exchange student accelerated the process of my personal development. I have learned to be more tolerant, open-minded, and also that “It is not better or worse - it is just different”.


Victoria Marola, FLEX alumna 2014

Previous news
În ajun de Ziua Independenței SUA, Asociația pentru Dezvoltare Creativă, ce reprezintă și promovează activitatea comunității de absolvenți ai programelor de schimb ale guvernului SUA, Vă invită să celebrăm diversitatea culturală, sâmbătă, 2 iulie, DRAFT ARENA, BOTANICA, bul. DACIA 32, între 11:00 - 16:00.
We continue to share with you weekly Alumni’s inspirational stories “FLEX inspired me to ….”