About Me

Hello! my name is Elijah Pendergraft and I am originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina – USA, and have been teaching in Poland for the past 14 years. I first came to Poland when I was 17 years old to visit a friend, and realized that this part of the world is really intriguing to me. Later, I studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow during my university years and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in International Relations and specifically Slavic Studies.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina, I was destined to work for the United States Foreign Service, but my heart wasn’t into United States foreign policy; instead I got my English Teaching Certificate and came to Poland in my early 20s as a good place to live and explore the world. Besides a few breaks to the United States, I have been living and working in Poland ever since, and Poland has become my second home.

Furthermore, my other greatest passions are traveling and world cultures. I am very fortunate enough to have traveled to over 50 countries and most of the States in America. Closer to Warsaw, I don’t think I have met a Pole that has traveled throughout Poland as mush as myself. All my students come to me for advise on where to go and explore. I absolutely love discovering new cultures, customs, languages, foods and different ways of thinking and viewing the world. It has really helped me grow and develop myself and become a very open-minded individual.

What’s more, I am very much interested in: Human Rights, Spirituality, Symbology, Gardening and Permaculture, Sacred Geometry, Animal Rights & Vegetarianism, Non-Mainstream accounts of human history / understanding the control system we live in, and anything to do with becoming a more conscious and loving human.

Yours Sincerely,

Elijah Pendergraft

Please find below a gallery with pictures from my life. If you would like to know more about who am I and some highlights from my adventures from around the world, then please click on the first picture to open it and use the arrow keys to surf them.  Happy Trails!

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