Welcome to my exchange blog! My name is Carissa Plut, I am 16 years old, and I am from New Jersey, USA. Starting on August 26th, I set out on a journey of a lifetime. I will be spending 11 months abroad as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Košice, Slovakia! During my year abroad, … Continue reading Welcome to my Blog!
If someone had told me that during my exchange year I would take a trip to the United Kingdom, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here I am, 7 months into my exchange year, and it happened. My host family had surprised me about this trip when we were on our skiing trip in Italy. … Continue reading Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cambridge
It’s hard to believe that we are already about 7 months into our exchange year. But with the months progressing comes more rotary trips. And that includes Ski Week! Inbounds from across the district traveled to Ždiar, High Tatras in Slovakia for a week of skiing and fun. I actually came the day after ski … Continue reading Ski Week 2020
The Ples Priateľstvo (Friendship Ball) was certainly a night to remember. I mean, how could it not! It was my first ball and I was beyond excited to attend it. So, let’s start from the beginning... In the days leading up to the big day, Amelia and I spent some time after school searching the … Continue reading Ples Priateľstvo
Last weekend, the Slovakian exchange students had the winter meeting held in the Poprad-Tatras. On Saturday, I started the day off in school and left after 5th class to get lunch and head to the train station with the other exchange students. We got on the train a little after 2:00 and arrived there at … Continue reading Winter Meeting in Poprad-Tatras
The last few weeks have been quite hectic. So, I finally have some time to sit down and work on a blog post. Over the school winter holiday, my new host family brought me on a skiing trip to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy! The trip started off on Friday, 3 January, as we drove to spend … Continue reading Skiing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
On my second day with my new host family, we went on a winter hike through the High Tatras! The day started at around 5:30 when I woke up. We had a hearty breakfast and packed up the car. And by 7:00 we were on the road. We arrived at our destination at around 8:30 … Continue reading Winter Hiking in the High Tatras
This year, I had quite a different experience celebrating Christmas and New Years! Let’s start off on the last day of school. To end the school year on a good note, the whole school attended a Christmas classical music concert in the Church of the Holy Trinity on Hlavná. Beautiful classical Christmas music was played … Continue reading Veselé Vianoce a Šťastný Nový Rok!