The Daily Adventures of an Ambassador Scholar
By: Konrad Raksa, Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar
I have no idea where the last month has gone! I have met a lot of new neighbors who are from different parts of the world, but live here like Americans. I have learned a lot of new names: Eleazar, Luis, Christian, Carolina, Back, all of them are my very good friends. We recently organized a cultural integration party. It was tons of fun with playing the American game “Twister.” Another kind adventure was when I tried to help mend Eleazar’s car. We did it together and as a result he let me borrow his car! Cool! It is very helpful to have the use of his car, because I can go with a friend somewhere to see interesting places or go shopping.
I currently live in small city called Hershey in the state of Pennsylvania. Everybody knows the famous chocolate from this area, which is made right here. It tastes delicious. This is a very nice area where tourists come and spend time having fun in the resorts. I try to explorer some of these places which are possible to see within 1-2 hours. During my time off, I have had the ability to visit Harrisburg, Palmyra, and Lancaster. But what does my regular day look like?
On my work days, I usually wake up about 7:40 am to be on time at work at 9:00. I walk about 15 minutes to work, but during my way I always see a lot of squirrels jump from tree to tree. I meet neighbors who ask with a smile on their face “How are you today?” I finish work around 5:30 pm and then I go straight to the gym. I use this time to relax and take care of my health. I have met a lot of new friends at the gym who play basketball with me. I come back home around 7:30 pm and then talk with my friends about my job or about our plans for the following days.
I believe that soon I’ll be able to visit places a bit farther from Hershey. I love travelling, so I want to see something new. Yesterday was a local Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z concert. I was able to be very close of the stage. It was amazing! I have never been to such a great event like that before. With 36,000 people around me, I had an amazing adventure with the great music. I hope my adventures last!