Congratulations to Oana Penciu
The winner of our Student Travel Romania competition walks away with $1000 Cash!
''This summer was the greatest I could have ever asked for. I had waited for it for a long time, in fact this was one of the reasons I was waiting to become a student. When I got there, I had no idea what this summer would actually mean for me but now I can say it was a complete experience. I worked as a ride host for one of the biggest amusement parks, Cedar Point. This gave me the chance to meet some amazing people and make friends from all over the world. Even if work was hard sometimes, we were a bonded team and helped each other. I also had the chance to see and talk with thousands of people every day, which helped me with becoming even more sociable.
After working in this park for three weeks I had the chance to travel and see some extremely beautiful places, such as California, New York, Niagara Falls and make my dream come true as I had always wanted to see those places. This means that my summer was perfect.
More than all those wonderful experiences, one evening, after checking the Student Travel Fb page, one of my friends came to me, asking if I am Oana Penciu. I confirmed I am and this is the way I found out about the $1000 I won! I couldn't believe it as I'd not expected it but in that moment I was extremely happy. I still can't believe my luck. I haven't thought about spending the money yet but I'm more than sure it will likely go towards more travelling as this is the thing I love the most.
All in all, I feel like I had the greatest summer ever, a summer I will never forget.
The average US tax back we get for J1 students is $800