Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
School: St. Petersburg Collegiate High School
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of St. Petersburg West, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hello! My name is Justina Le, but you can call me Tina. I will be turning 18 years old this summer. I currently live in St. Petersburg with my mom, brother, and our two cats, Kiki and Mimi. I attend St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, which I be graduating from in the spring. Thanks to the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, I will be a 2018-2019 Outbound to Taiwan. Currently, I am only able to speak English and understand Vietnamese, but learning new languages has always been an interest of mine. Mandarin may present a challenge for me, especially due to the complexity and vast number of characters, but I excited to be learning a new language and hopefully even becoming fluent in it. My math and computer classes were the two courses that I enjoyed the most; my love of math, computers, and languages led to my plan to major in computer science or something related to technology since it combines using math, working with computers, and learning a new (computer programming) language. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to Korean music, as well as watching Korean programs, and reading manga and webtoons. Through this exchange, I am hoping to immerse myself in a new and different culture from my own. I’m extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity and am looking forward to the experiences that I will gain. With the help and support of Rotary, I am glad that Taiwan will be the country’s culture that I experience first. After my exchange, I also plan experience the cultures of Japan and South Korea. My goal for this exchange is to make the most out of this opportunity, try new things, and create memories.