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PetrHrubý

Bishops Gate Golf Academy

I started studying in the USA because of golf and the Czech winter - during this time of the year, training is quite problematic in the Czech Republic. Of course, I wanted to improve my English while also learning how to take care of myself...

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VeronikaCibulková

Cheshire Academy

The possibility of studying high school abroad has come to my and my parents' minds when we visited the JK Education EXPO in Prague and met Mr. Kania. The following co-operation with Mr. Kania and JK Education was very helpful...

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TomášKameník

Lyndon Institute,
University of South Dakota

I had been thinking about high school education abroad for a long time. I was looking for a school where I could live on a campus, and that is why I contacted Mr. Kania right away when I found out about JK Education…

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Jessica Hašková

Thornton Academy, Maine, USA

People are always asking why I decided to leave the Czech republic when I had all I needed there. I had just started my first year at a pedagogical high school and was leading dance clubs. My reason was simple…

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Felix Macháček

Thornton Academy, Maine, USA

I have always wanted to visit the USA. I have always been fascinated by the view of Manhattan or the infamous Golden Gate Bridge. My life in the Czech republic was really ordinary…

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Kristína Novotná

Hawaii Preparatory Academy

My dream was to study at the best universities in the world. Little did I know, it would bring me to Hawai'i.

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Emily Appeltová

Vermont Academy

I live in Prague with my mother and my younger brother. I spend my weekends with my dad and my horse.

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Experience of the parents

Daniel a Jiřina Šíbovi

Our son studies at a boarding school in Quebec, Canada.

Bishop’s College, the school where our son Ondra currently, studies was recommended to us by JK Education which led us through the whole admission process. Ondra has been playing hockey since he was five…
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Bishop’s College, the school where our son Ondra currently, studies was recommended to us by JK Education which led us through the whole admission process. Ondra has been playing hockey since he was five…

In the ninth grade of the primary school his grades were very average, and he - labeled as the “hockey player” - started to think about what was coming next. It was a coincidence that we noticed an advertisement for the JK Education EXPO — a fair of international boarding schools. The fair was perfectly conducted, and we were impressed by the number of schools that actually came. The most interesting for us was a Canadian school Bishop’s College School, which was absolutely more than we expected. It was exactly the school we always wanted for our son. It was able to follow our requirements — good quality education, foreign languages and hockey. We wanted to break the stereotype that a hockey player can’t be clever and a good student while being a professional sportsman. Back then, the cooperation with the agency started. The result of that was that our son got into BCS. The cooperation still goes on up to this day and is possible thanks to the hard work of Veronika Horehleďová who takes care of our son.

Bishop’s College School is not easy to study. The requirements it has for the students are quite high and the hockey program is very demanding. We knew it wouldn’t be easy from the beginning, but it was worth it for sure.

The communication with the school is perfect and professional, the teachers, staff and the students are all very friendly and supportive. For Czech people, this is just a fairy tale.

For holiday, we have still more and more grown man coming. He is confident, knows world languages, is independent, behaves and knows fair play — the things that have been slowly disappearing from our society lately.

Our Ondřej is a very good student, who got several awards. In June 2019 he will graduate from high school and is thinking about the American hockey junior competition and a study at university. Of course, this is all a result of his strong will and a hard work. JK Education gave him an opportunity, trust and helped from the beginning. We are very grateful because it made one young boy’s dreams come true, these would be really hard to fulfil in the Czech Republic.

We value the most that everything promised at the first meeting has actually been fulfilled.

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Bára Hrubá

Our son studies at a boarding school in Florida, USA

The idea of our son studying high school abroad first came to our minds in 2016...
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Uvažovat nad studiem v zahraničí pro syna jsem začala již před dvěma roky v roce 2016, kdy jsem zkoumala možnosti synova studia ve spojení s výkonnostním golfem tak, aby mohl plně trénovat i v době české zimy. V zimě roku 2016 pak jel syn s nejstarší dcerou na „inspekční cestu“ Floridou, která se zdála být tím ideálním místem, kde jde studium spojit s vrcholovým sportem. Absolvovali tam spolu návštěvu asi čtyř míst a také jeden tradiční juniorský turnaj – DORAL PUBLIX JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC.

Po návratu z Floridy v lednu 2017 už jsme kontaktovali našimi kamarády doporučenou zprostředkovatelskou společnost JK Education a začali zkoumat konkrétní možnosti a kroky k realizaci celého plánu. Vybrali jsme na doporučení JK Education vlastně jednu ze dvou možností spojení studia střední školy a golfu, která na Floridě existuje. Se synem nemohl nikdo z rodiny natrvalo do USA odcestovat, čímž se možnost výběru zúžila na internátní golfovou akademii, která spolupracuje se střední školou – Bishops Gate Golf Academy a Montverde Academy nedaleko Orlanda.

S celým procesem získání studentského víza, komunikací se školou i golfovou akademií, s vyplněním všech anglických a pro člověka s průměrnou znalostí angličtiny složitých a nekonečných formulářů, nám skvěle, ochotně a bezchybně pomáhala od počátku Veronika Horehleďová, která nám jako Client support manager JK Education byla přidělena. Na její práci, pomoc a ochotu mohu s klidem dát doporučení. Nestalo se, že by mi s něčím, co jsem potřebovala, nepomohla… a že toho bylo! Naše spolupráce přetrvala školní rok 2017-18 a nadále velmi příjemně pokračuje.

Náš původní plán byl studium, tréninky a pobyt tehdy šestnáctiletého syna v USA na půlroku vyzkoušet. Po lednu 2017 se měl vrátit do Čech a pokračovat rozdílovými zkouškami na střední škole v ČR, jenže před Vánoci vyhrál velký golfový turnaj DORAL PUBLIX JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC 2017, který hrál i v roce 2016. Vysokoškolští golfoví trenéři na takové turnaje pravidelně jezdí a hledají nové hráče do univerzitních týmů. Nabídky budoucího univerzitního stipendia nakonec rozhodly, že jsme opět na doporučení JK Education nechali syna dostudovat nejen 11.ročník střední školy, ale i ten 12. - v Americe maturitní ročník. Syn se jel podívat na některé z univerzit, které ho k návštěvě vyzvaly a nabídly možnost vysokoškolského studia a univerzitního golfu, který je v USA na velmi vysoké výkonnostní úrovni. Náš původní cíl, mít vysokoškolsky vzdělaného potomka, a synův cíl, být vrcholovým golfistou, získal konkrétní podobu.

Když celý, stále pokračující příběh naší cesty za studiem a golfem shrnu, musím říci, že má své klady i zápory:

  • syn je v mladém věku daleko od svých blízkých i přátel – osamostatnil se, umí si s ledasčím poradit, vlastně velmi rychle dospěl
  • adaptoval se na americký systém školství a naučil se anglicky – občas se mu zasteskne
  • studium je to nejvíc, co mohou rodiče dětem do života dát – je to velmi nákladné (studium a speciálně golf)
  • golfově to syna posunulo vpřed – fyzická příprava není tak ideální jako v ČR (což je dáno hlavně osobností českého kondičního trenéra)
  • v USA platí velmi přísná pravidla ohledně kázně, učiva, absence ve škole – někdy je to komplikovanější s dohodami mezi školou a sportem
  • odchod do neznámého prostředí a systémů – správnosti našeho rozhodnutí dostudovat v USA rozhodne až čas, ale bez pokusu není úspěchu

A jestli bychom svou cestu doporučili? Těžká otázka! Každý je jiný, každý jinak zvládá změny, odloučení, jiný přístup atd. My v rodině ctíme názor, že kdo nic nedělá, nic nezkazí, ale také nemá šanci něco získat!
Nás tato zkouška rozhodně všechny posunula vpřed.

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Jiří a Jitka Štěpánkovi

Our son studies at a boarding school in Maine, USA

Our son has spent a year at the Washington Academy in Maine, USA - thanks to JK Education...
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Our son spent a year at the Washington Academy in Maine, USA, thanks to JK Education. We had always planned for him to go abroad for a year but it had been up to him when this would happen. We had reached out to many agencies and had contacted many students and their parents. We had been recommended JK Education.

Based on our experience during the year, with fast and smooth communication and helpfulness, we can only recommend JK Education. We communicated mainly with Ms. Horehleďová who was very helpful and always at our assistance when sorting out the necessary documentation.

We had chosen the school Washington Academy because we recevied very detailed information ath the JK Education EXPO in Prague, and because of meeting Mrs. Robin Moloff-Gautier. The school can be found near the sea and with beautiful surroundings. Our son was living in the dormitories where he had his own room with all the necessary equipment. All the meals he had were provided by the school canteen in the campus. He was very satisfied because he could study the subjects he truly enjoyed. He chose International trade, Economics, Law, Marketing, Bussiness mathematics and accounting, Robotics, Public speaking and English. He got better at English and at many other areas of his interest. The school's offer of sports and other extracurricular activities was large.

The direct communication with the school went smoothly, too. We overcame our initial fears and were sure that our son was very happy. The decision to let him study abroad for a year was one of the best we have ever made. Our son grew to a young independent adult. The year has truly shaped his future.

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Simona Lazzari

Our daughter studies at a boarding school in Connecticut, USA.

We were vey happy with JK Education's services. Mr. Kania has proven to be a very competent and helpful advisor…
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We were quite satisfied with JK Education's services. Mr. Kania has proven to be a very competent and helpful advisor, very intelligent and perceptive young man and a great negotiator, always there to defend our interests, requirements, possibilities and expectations.

Our daughter had heard about the agency in the media and after the first personal meeting, Ondřej has quickly gained our trust. He is very calm, dedicated and empathetic. Our daughter had chosen the schools herself and Mr. Kania has started negotiations with these schools while regularly informing us about the progress.

Mr. Kania had personally visited the school with an IB (International Baccalaureate) program and personally negotiated with the school director. In the end, we paid around 15% of the full tuition fee. It was still a significant amount of money but education is expensive and this was a reasonable amount to invest into our daughter's future.

Ondřej Kania had helped us with all the formalities, the visa process and the necessities that come with studying in Connecticut, USA.

Our daughter is very happy and satisfied, she studies the full IB program so she is extremely busy but she's got great teachers always willing to help her when needed. The system is completely different from what we know in the Czech republic, it's more effective and useful.

Mr. Kania is still at our hand and we can always tun to him, consult and share. He will assist us even during the upcoming graduation year, still in full IB program. We cannot but recommend JK Education.

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Evžen Machytka

Our son studies at a boarding school in Maine, USA.

My son has dreamt about studying in the USA for many years. We wanted to choose the best school possible for his education...
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My son has dreamt about studying in the USA for many years. We wanted to choose the best school and environment possible for his education. We didn't like the approach of big agencies that were offering only state schools with uncertain reputation. Although I travel to the USA frequently and have no problem getting around, it was quite difficult for me to communicate with the schools and I couldn't work out their offers. At JK Education they have got great experience and individual approach which meant that after the consultation we chose the school we were absolutely happy with. They can help anybody to find the best fit. less

Soňa Prokopová

Our daughter studies at a boarding school in Vermont, USA.

After only a months at the boarding school in Vermont, we think that studying in the USA was the best decision we have ever made. Especially contacting JK Education...
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After only a months at the boarding school in Vermont, we think that studying in the USA was the best decision we have ever made. Especially contacting JK Education was really a good idea. We appreciate the professional and helpful approach they have. Our experience is very good mostly because all the conditions of the contract were made. We can only recommend JK Education to all thinking about studying abroad.

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Pavla Suchánková

Our daughter studies at a school in British Colombia, Canada.

We contacted the agency JK Education (J&K Consulting) in 2013. Our daughter (16 then) longed to study at a school abroad. Everything went well until...
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J & K Consulting Agency I contacted in the year 2013 in autumn. The daughter (then 16 years) wanted to study on the foreign í š round. In š e vyv í went quite well until the F á from when we changed í Nili that the daughter is playing from á vodně squash and that she would like to continue in this sport during her stay in abroad í. This moment for other í agency became neře š Iteln ý (St á TN í š Wheels are not able to cont ý t individu á Ln í á, families are not willing to í t have such é D í you to é) and we found ourselves in a dead é m point. I was looking on the internet somehow ý Jin ý link and on š la contact to Mr. Kaniu. Right after first í m phone á Here I knew that Mr. Kania is a man who ý from na š í "Nev ý Feast" Grant á PR á in ý throw.

í gently é, BC á Telsky tuned é personal the í meeting, na n í á m p. Kania explained the í between studies on St á TN í and private é š round in the USA and Canada, described í Possibility and procedure for í SK á N í Scholarships, explained fungov á n í vzděl á vac í ho syst é mu v abroad í I responded to a lot on š ich ot á Zek, I knew this man for n á with Grant á maximum. Mr. Kania Vych á from í of SV ý CH personal í CH Experience š openness í and from í Skan ý contacts, M á Big ý Overview of the situation on the foreign í š kol á ch and SV ý m Way anyway í Unik á tn í know how.

We have written with the agency p. Kanii contract and then š Lo really in š e smoothly. Mr. Kania Vytipoval š wheels, Device í Dil in š Kerou communication with š wheels, regularly n á s reported on in ý Voji situation, about possibilities of study also in ý š and scholarships and in Customs é m process accept í mac í him í Zen í N á s represented. Finally, we could choose from two š bikes, which é the daughter á me akceptovateln ý ch finančn í ch cond í EQs. In ý Sledkem is that the daughter boarded in š Koln í m year 2014/2015 at St. Michaels University School. One á is a very prestižn í private Canadian š Coke with a long history of í, which á with í DL í in Victoria. If the daughter will study ZVL á data, then on T é this š round í   in the spring 2015 maturitn í tests š ku. In ý š e scholarships, by P. Kania for n á s from í Rocks, amounted to 44 thousand. Cad. We are very grateful to í and on š í daughter I gave š í m Czech Republic ý m students on the foreign í š Kol á We wish that such a great Životn í í ležitost Maxim á lně used.

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Milena Janků

Our daughter studies at a boarding school in Vermont, USA.

Since the time I realised that I would like my daughter to study abroad, I was thinking how to do it. Since…
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Since the time I realised that I would like my daughter to study abroad, I was thinking how to do it.  

I wasn't really interested in the travel agencies that were offering the experience at the state schools in the USA. I was afraid my daughter would be placed in a family which might not be suitable, which part of the USA she would be sent to and lastly, I was really worried about the quality of the school they might send her to.

My friend recommended Mr. Kania. I looked up his website, rea the references and knew that JK Education will be the best for my daughter. After the meeting with Mr. Kania, we made a decision. Mr. Kania explained the whole system and everything that needed to be done before leaving to the US. Even though he is very young, he is very professional, capable and reliable. The biggest plus was that Mr. Kania had his own experience with high school in the USA.

The whole process wasn't as difficult. I will be grateful for my whole life because he managed to get our daughter to a boarding school even though at first it seemed too expensive.

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Milan Zemánek

Our son studies at a boarding school in Pennsylvania, USA.

Our son has played hockey since he was a child. That is very time consuming at a professional level. Even though we always tried…
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Our son has played hockey since he was a child. That is very time consuming at a professional level. Even though we always tried to have the school as a priority. Even at the primary school it was really hard to balance school and the trainings. Unfortunately, the Czech system doesn't really count with students having other activities. What had been very complicated during the primary school, became almost impossible on high school. With the Czech system it was either sports or school. It wasn't really possible to focus and school and manage to have the training needed.

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