By: Konrad Raksa, Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar

Konrad is an international student from Poland who is in the United States for the Work & Travel program. As an Ambassador Scholar, Konrad will be active in his host community of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Get caught up on all Konrad is doing!

Arriving to New York City!

Arriving to New York City!

I have been in the United States for two weeks now. I arrived to this country via the huge airport in New York City, called John F. Kennedy. I have been in the United States before, but I always find it fun to arrive here through JFK.

I didn’t stay in New York City for very long after I arrived, because I wanted to get to the city I was going to work in, to see all of my friends from doing the Work and Travel program before. Since arriving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (my host community), I have done quite a lot!

Public Transportation in Harrisburg, PA

Public Transportation in Harrisburg, PA.

Going around Harrisburg.

Going around Harrisburg.

I use the public bus transportation to get everywhere in Harrisburg, and each time I come back here I have to get use to using the public transportation system. It is quite different from public transportation at home in Poland.

I have already done a lot of shopping in Harrisburg; something I like to do in the United States. I have also gone to an international party which was hosted by some of my Ukrainian and Slovakian friends. This party’s theme was Ukrainian cuisine. A lot of Americans and other nationalities also attended the party, so it was a true cultural exchange experience!

International cuisine party

International cuisine party.

I have been staying active during my program, by going to the gym. I have been inviting some of my new friends to come with me so that we can meet new people and stay healthy and active together.

Amusement Parks are great in the United States!

Amusement Parks are great in the United States!

I believe this will be one of the best summers I will ever have!