Veronika Leshko

South Korea

Hometown: St. Augustine, Florida
School: Allen D. Nease
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA

My Bio

안녕하세요! My name is Veronika Leshko. I am 16 years old and I study at Allen D. Nease High School. I live with my Mom, Dad and a Pekingese pup. But all is going to change in a few short months. I have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to be an exchange student to South Korea for the 2019-2020 academic year. Thank you, RYE Florida! This exchange year is going to be one of the most important stepping stones towards my dream of one day becoming a U.S.A foreign diplomat/advisor. Exchange to Korea will truly make me a global person exposed to American, Eastern European and soon the Asian cultures. While on exchange I will learn my third language in addition to Ukrainian and English. Right now, in school I take seven classes, two of which are foreign language (Spanish III and French I), which makes learning Korean all the more difficult. Challenge accepted! Next, hobbies. I love reading mystery, fiction, non-fiction, true story, poetry and anything I can get my hands on. My host family, you are in for a treat; I also enjoy baking and can pretty much make any dessert your heart desires. I know Korea has some amazing foods (I have already tried some) and I cannot wait to learn a family recipe my future host family may have. Thank you, RYE Florida! Thank you, my future Host Families!