Yuriy is very proud of his hometown, which he describes as “an ancient city you won’t have enough time to explore even in one week!” Yuriy is an only child, but he is used to a lot of responsibility at home with the family pets and cleaning. He likes spending time with his parents, whether that’s swimming or walking in the park. He considers himself “outgoing, active, and communicable” and also says he is a very talkative person—a trait he hopes will help him bond with his host family!
For such a young person, Yuriy is pretty sure of the path he wants to follow: “In the future I want to be a programmer or 3D modeler. I’m studying 3D design software and I really like it. It’s interesting for me to create different objects. I like to play games too.” There’s more to Yuriy than just computers and games, however. He also is studying artistic photography, practices wresting and swimming at school, and regularly spends time getting fit with his friends at a fitness center. While in the U.S., he wants to try a new sport like football.
Yuriy is really looking forward to getting to know you and sharing his culture. He writes, “I’m really glad that there is an exchange program which gives possibilities to learn the culture and traditions of the USA and also share our Ukrainian culture, traditions, history and holidays and how we celebrate them.” It sounds like Yuriy is ready for his FLEX experience to start!