Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
School: James S. Rickards
Sponsor District : District 6940
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Tallahassee, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Ahoj! Hello! My name is Sanoor Pradhan and I will be spending my 2019-2020 exchange year in the Czech Republic. I am from Tallahassee Florida and am a senior at James S. Rickards high school. I am involved in several extra-curricular activities including Model UN and Chess club. In my free time I enjoy playing piano and drawing. I live with my parents and our dog, and have one older sister. I attend the International Baccalaureate program, and live 30 minutes away from school via car. Because of this distance, I have lots of time to listen to music, podcasts and audio books, Some of my favorite authors are Haruki Murakami and Malcom Gladwell. I am very interested in global politics and take part in a local radio politics debate show called "411 Teen". I look forward to spending a year in Czechia! I can't wait to learn more Czech, meet my host families and make friends once I arrive. Being an Indian- American I look forward to sharing my unique culture with others as well. Having an interest in politics, I am preparing myself for witnessing and learning about more cultural perspectives about the global and national climates in Czechia. In school I have taken Chinese for two years and Latin for four years and have little familiarity with Slavic languages in general. Although intimidated, I am excited to tackle such an unfamiliar language. I am thankful for RYE and my rotary district for giving me this opportunity at an amazing year in Czechia!