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Hello and welcome to my humble blog:)

My name is Daniela and I’m a 17 year old schoolgirl living in Zagreb, Croatia. Besides being a typical high school student, I have a passion for animals, movies, music and good food (only eating – I cant cook to save my life). In my short spare time I have between after school activities and studying, i can usually be found out with my friends or being bitten by our evil black pet cat.

I enjoy reading, Christmas time and going to the movies – its almost like therapy to me – and usually find it very difficult to introduce myself. Well, that’s pretty much the basic information about me in a nutshell.


BHV Education

BHV Education is a consulting agency founded in 1995 which engages in cultural exchange programs and education-related advising. They help refer young people from Croatia and the surrounding region to education, language courses, professional training and work abroad. By providing young people with useful knowledge and contacts abroad, their goal is to help the attendants of their (rather numerous) programs ensure themselves a successful future. The high quality work of BHV and it's dedicated staff has been recognized by many different educational institutions, organizations, universities and embassies, as well as the countless students which have attended their programs.

For more detail information about BHV and the various services they offer, click on the link below:)

Here’s what Korina Rus, a former attendant of BHV’s High school year abroad program had to say about her experience:

 “ Everybody’s seen the typical Hollywood movies about such programs and to me, they’ve always seemed like a lot of fun. I  love to travel and I always wanted to attend a program like that, so for my third year of high school I thought “Why not try it out?” It was sort of a now-or-never decision. There was no way my parents would let me go in 4. grade because of the Matura exam and after that I was going to go off to university, so it was either third year or not at all…I did some on-line searching and came across BHV and the great thing was that the application form was available right there on their page…The whole process was actually really simple. After I sent in the form they contacted me and arranged an interview. Because I wanted to go Portugal, the interview was in Portuguese, but that obviously varies depending on where you want to study. There was also a girl there who had already attended the program to tell me about her experience and answer any questions I had. I brought all of my documents and papers and within a week I was informed that I had been accepted. At first I was a bit scared because it was the first time I was leaving my family for so long, but my foster family in Portugal was so amazing that they treated me like I was their own daughter. They took good care of me and I became very close to them and their children. School was also very fun. Portuguese schools are very different to Croatian schools, but the teachers were very helpful and I didn’t have any problems. I made a lot of new friends and learnt a lot of new things. The culture, the people, the food...everything was fantastic! The people were so open and simple, it’s a whole different and amazing world compare to what I was used to back home. By the end of the program, I was sad to leave because I had fallen in love with everything and everyone there. I loved it so much that I’ve been back twice! And I still keep in touch with my friends and family from Portugal, I feel like it’s my home away from home…and to think that I was worried before leaving that I wasn’t going to fit in! It turned out to be such a beautiful and memorable experience… if somebody’s considering doing something like this or taking a course but isn’t sure yet, I recommend it wholeheartedly! I think everybody should have a experience like this, it was really life changing and eye-opening for me! I learned so much about the my favorite country and made some friends for life. It really doesn’t compare to the movies, it’s an unique and one-in-a-lifetime experience...I’m going to remember it for the rest of my life!

Click here for more testimonials and information on the High school year abroad program :)