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Get to Know a Grantee – Taylor Kloha

Interview By: Maureen Heydt

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Dvořák, Smetana, and Martinů. Before 22-year-old Taylor Kloha had even been to the Czech Republic, she was already familiar with some of the nation’s greatest and most famous composers. Now, Taylor is living in the South Bohemian capital city of České Budějovice, teaching English through the Fulbright ETA program, and experiencing the land and culture of the musicians who first inspired her to seek out the Czech Republic. Below, Taylor discusses her myriad passions and interests, ranging from German philosophy to performing in orchestras, and describes what life is like as an ETA in one of the Czech Republic’s most famous cities. 



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Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
University/Major: Carthage College, Major: Great Ideas, Minor: Japanese
School in Czech Republic: Střední škola obchodní, České Budějovice
Age: 22
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Get to Know a Grantee – Jeremy Acevedo, ETA

Interview By: Maureen HeydtThis article is the first in a new series appearing on the Fulbright Czech Republic blog entitled “Get to Know a Grantee.” Throughout the year, we will be conducting interviews with our American grantees to the Czech Republic for the 2016-2017 grant year, and publishing the articles online. This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
Jeremy Acevedo is a 25-year old college graduate who is spending a year abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Jeremy previously studied abroad at Charles University in Prague, and was so enamored with his four-month sojourn, he decided he had to come back and this time, stay for longer. Below, Jeremy discusses his life prior to becoming a Fulbright ETA, his experiences so far in the Czech Republic, and what he hopes to accomplish during his year abroad.

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-Hometown: Middlebury, New York