First of all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Alexander but every body call me Ali. I was born in a city in Slovakia. Slovakia is a nice small country in central Europe. With my family we live in my city my whole life. My family includes me, mother and father. My parents are divorced. I have one brother and two stepbrothers. My family also includes the partner of my mother and my father’s wife. I live with my both my parents, one week with mother and one week with father, they live close to each other so I have my room in both their houses.
My mother has company for medical travel and work also as personal stylist. She likes yoga, skiing, walking, traveling. She is very careful, helpful, she is often cooking and baking for us. Her partner is from United Kingdom. He is living already 6 years in Slovakia with us. He is project manager. We have very good relationship.
My father is entrepreneur with variety of companies. He is very occupied with his work but he is also very careful and try to give me always good advise. He likes reading books, skiing, traveling. His wife is also nice, we have good relationship.
With my own brother we live together and therefore we have close relationship, even when we sometimes argue. He has been in Chile for 10 months one year ago. He likes football, skiing, arching, diving, playing guitar, reading books, traveling and sometimes we play computer games together or watching movies. He speak very well English and Spanish. He attend the same school as me and will graduate in two years.
Two of my brothers are my stepbrothers. The older one is CEO of bioenergy company, he likes reading, traveling, skiing. I don’t live with him but we are meeting on family occasions quite often. He get married last year and has very nice wife. My youngest brother is in primary school. I meet him when I come to my father.
Whole my family live in my city. I meet quite often also my mother’s parents. They are retired. They like gardening, traveling, reading, diving. I also meet on family occasion or holidays my uncle – my father’s brother and his sons, my older cousins, and his wife who’ll has 50 anniversary soon. I also spend time with my auntie, my mother’s sister. She has two young children and husband.
Unfortunately both parents of my father died already. I loved them very much. I spent with them a lot of time when I was younger.
With my mother, her partner and my brother we travel a lot and I really enjoy it. We also travel often with my father, his wife and my stepbrothers. I have a lot of nice memories from different places in the world. I’m very grateful for it.
During the school year I’m in the school from 8 AM till 2 or 3PM. After school I play football or go to cinema with my friends. Twice a week I go fitness to gym with my trainer and brother. During summer holidays in July and August I spend time at home socialising with my friends or we go for holiday with my family. Most often we go somewhere sightseeing and then we go by the sea to enjoy water sports. During winter holidays we celebrate Christmas with whole family and in January we go skiing. Another member of our family is also 6 year old British cat.
I’m studying at bilingual English high school. My native language is Slovak. In the school I play soccer for school team. I’m not sure what kind of job I’d like to do in the future but I’m sure I’ll study at the University after I’ll finish High School. Maybe I’ll go study business or economics because now I like Business Studies at school. From the study at the school in USA I expect new friends, new activities, studying some new subjects, learning new things.
I like to fill my spare time with lot of activities. From young age I was interested in sports. Especially fitness, skiing, football and basketball. At winter I prefer to go skiing with my family and school mates. With my family we would usually go to Low and High Tatra mountains in Slovakia or Alps in Austria or Italy during the winter holidays. During the whole year I’m doing fitness twice a week with my trainer. I like listening to a lot of genres but mostly Rock and Rap.
I’m sociable, emphatic, I have a lot of friends. We are going to cinema, cycling, barbecuing. I have a good sense of humour, we have a lot of fun with my friends. I’m trying to be responsible and disciplined but sometimes I’m leaving my duties on last minute. I can put a lot of effort for my goals. At home I’m helping my parents sometimes tidying and shopping.
I hope I’ll become part of my host family soon. I’d like to have siblings at about my age if it would be possible.There are more reasons why I would like to go on a Exchange program to a foreign country. The opportunity to experience a new adventure, change the everyday habits, meet new people and make friends are just some reasons why I have chosen to go on a Exchange program. The reason why I and my family have chosen USA as the host country is that I can speak English already but would like to improve it. My two older brothers was also on a similar program before me and also persuaded me to go. One was in Canada and the other has been in Chile. They both have many interesting memories. The main thing which I would like to achieve at the end of the stay and is one of my biggest motivations to participate in the exchange program is to improve my English and learn how people live in USA in terms of culture, traditions, nature and people.
I’d like to thank you for choosing me being part of your family and looking forward very much to meet you.