Our Czech students
In 1998 I went to teach English in The Czech Republic.
My best student, by far, was Helena Karasova. She wanted to study in the
USA to improve her English. She lived with us and attended our local high
school. She had to return to her country to finish her own high school
program. She was awarded a nice scholarship at Central College in
Iowa. Then Veronika Blechova, two years older and a student also came over
and eventually attended the same school. She will graduate in the spring
Helena and Veronika in June,
This is Helena Karasova at Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado. Karas, the family name, means "fish."
This is Helena at the "center of things" in ND.
My cousins took us there on the way to the Peace Gardens on the US Canada
Helena is from the Czech Republic.
She received her degree in 2003 as a double major in political science and
German with a 3.97 GPA in each. She graduated with top honors, Summa
Cum Laude, in only 7 semesters. Helena received the top academic award
out of a class of 350 students. During this time, she served in 4
internships. After graduation she is worked at Stanford Hospital in the Dept of
Patient Relations. She was an assistant to the department director and is
learned public health. She is now attending graduate
school at Emory University in International public health. Helena speaks Czech, German, English, Russian and Latin. Learn more
about Helena on her web site http://karasova.com
Read what Central College says about her.
Our other student
This is Veronika Blechova. Her family name is
Blecha, which means "little flea" in Czech. She is 25 and also a
student at Central College. Both of them come from Trebic, a city of about
45,000, in Moravia and about 2 hours east of the capitol, Prague. Veronika
is a major in French with a minor in business. She speaks Czech, English,
French and some German, Russian and Latin.
Learn more about Veronika on her web site http://blechova.com