Veronica is a 23 year old student, studying in Milan and this summer she ultimateXchange helped her fulfil one of her dreams of traveling to the U.S, and she was certainly not disappointed. We caught up with Veronica after her trip to find out how it went.
Growing up I always thought it would be cool to host someone from a different country. While I never got to, I knew people that did, like my neighbor family next door. When I was in high school, a girl from India named, Succhi, stayed for the winter semester and I remember hanging out with her and going sledding. A different year, a girl from France (I can’t remember her name now) stayed with my neighbors. It was so funny because I had hung out with her so much that I started to develop a french accent! I remember thinking that she was so cool and I found her culture to be fascinating.
When I was in high school I always found other countries and cultures to be fascinating. I was a young girl with big dreams but I never thought I would have an opportunity to study abroad in another country. I took Spanish from middle school, all through high school, and then continued in college. After 7 years of Spanish, I still feel inadequate to fluently speak the language, which is why I wish I knew about an organization like ultimateXchange that helps people grow and immerses them in the language and culture they find so amazing.