Hungarian exchange student enjoys Petersburg


September 21, 2023

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Rotary Youth Exchange student Sara Eszik

Petersburg's new Rotary Youth Exchange student from Hungary, Sara Eszik, says she's "really happy to be in Alaska." She had requested the U.S./Canada, followed by Finland and Taiwan. "I feel like I got kind of a two-for-one between the U.S. and Finland, getting to come to Alaska," Eszik muses.

"I don't feel homesick at all," declares Eszik, explaining that there are four stages to the experience of a typical exchange student. In the first stage, everything feels good and exciting, with little room for apprehension or regret. The second stage is a come down from that, along with a reckoning wit...

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