Hometown: Davie, Florida
School: Western High School
Sponsor District : District 6990
Sponsor Club: Miramar Pembroke Pines, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hallo, my name is Valentina and I am very fortunate to say that I will be spending a year of my life in beautiful Austria. Currently, I live with my mom and dad, Karen and Juan, and my two sisters; Valeria, the eldest, and Victoria, the youngest. We all are fluent in English, Spanish and French. I am so grateful to my parents for instilling in us that the more languages one knows, the more doors open. I have seen the benefits of becoming an exchange student through my exchange sister, Veronika. I believe she has been an incredible example of what an exchange student should be. To add on, I know that my past experiences have prepared me for this massive undertaking. A move from sunny Florida to mountainous Tennessee required me to adapt quickly. On a more personal level, some things I know will contribute to a more unique experience in my year abroad is my love for music and art. I delight in singing for others as well as playing the cello. Taking photos of the places and people around me is a hobby I love. Some other things I enjoy are roller-blading, bike-riding, horseback riding, skiing, and playing tennis. I can't wait to be able to do this with my future host family. I am very excited to take on this adventure and am hopeful to meet great people and learn of new cultures and traditions. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible for me and until next time; auf wiedersehen.