Hello, my name is Carlos, a boy who wants to study one year in United States Of America, because I have a lot of interest about learning English and knowing the USA customs. Also, one of the reasons why I would love to participate in this program is because I want to get a new member of your family. I also wanna be able to teach many things about the Spanish culture.
Regarding my personality, I am sociable, polite, at the beginning a little bit shy but in a short period of time I’m funny, nice and familiar. Also I’m a sporty boy, I like a lot of sports like soccer, padel but the more important for me is tennis. Tennis plays a very important role in my life, I trained for six hour during the week and at the weekend I go to play tournaments.
The country where I live is a place where we have a very good weather, because in summer it is not very hot, and in winter it is not so cold. Also we have a lot of beaches where I usually go swimming. My religion is catholic but I don’t go very often to pray because during the weekend I go to tennis tournaments to other cities.
I would like also to tell you about my family: my father, my mother and my sister. My father is a vet and he has a clinic and it is so close to our house. He is not tall and he has brown eyes and brown hair, he is so nice and loving and also he is so sporty. My mother is a dental prosthetic, it consists on making teeth to the dentist. Also her work is so close to my house and our school. She is short, she has green eyes, the thing I like the most from her is that she cares a lot about us and how much she works. Finally, my younger sister has brown eyes and brown hair. She is so funny and interesting and we go together to school.
My family is so close, because we do a lot of things together: sports, also one thing that we like so much is to visit villages around our hometown to know their traditions.
As a family, we also like to play tennis together. We usually go all the weekends to our club to play a game and then we have lunch there. Also we go to the mountain to ride bikes.
This year I choose between science or humanities, and I chose science, the subjects that I like the most are biology and chemistry. Also I have more subjects like physics, maths, English and Spanish. I have chosen science because I would like to study economics and business.
I would like to present my school: it is so little and we only have two classroom with 30 students per level. It has an advantage because everybody knows us. The school’s facilities are few, we only have a soccer court and a gym. The best place from the school are its big and beautiful gardens, there a lot of types of trees and we study biology there.
My group of friends: we are six. Two of them are studying at a foreign country, one in Portland, and one goes to Ireland. Two are my classmates and also they go with me to the club tournament. Normally we meet to have dinner. Also we go to the cinema to see movies because we like a lot.
I would like to describe one day of the week: I get up at seven o’clock, I make my breakfast and after the breakfast I dress, I brush my teeth and all the days I make my bed. Then I go to the school because I start at eight o’clock. I finish the school at half past two and my sister and I go to my house to have lunch, we always have lunch together and we talk about the school and the work. After lunch my sister and I clean the table and we wash the plates, at half past three to half past six, we study and do our homework, and them Monday, Wednesday and Friday I train, and Tuesday and Thursday I have English classes. At nine o’clock we have diner and at eleven o’clock I go to bed.
During the weekends, on Saturday I go to the tournament and on Sunday I go to have lunch with my uncles and my grandmother. My sister and I cook the dinner because my parents usually go out to have dinner.
I would like to tell you some experiences that I have in other countries. Two years ago my family and I went to Manchester, England, one month to practice my English, and my father thought that I should play tennis there and he joined me to a tennis summer camp. I went to this camp and I stay there from nine to seven and I had lunch in the club. Then my parents and my sister picked up me and went to the centre of the city and have dinner there and I told them about my experience in the campus. It was one of the best experiences in my life because I learnt a lot of English.
Usually my parents have holidays fifteen days and we use this period of time to go to another parts of Spain, for example this year we went to the north of Spain, and we went with some friends of my family, it was a wonderful trip because we do a lot of activities: We did kayak, also we went to a natural park and we saw a lot animals like: crocodiles, tigers, dolphins and lions, the last one was my favourite because they have long and beautiful hair also we went in cableway and we could see all the animals. I think that the north of Spain is so beautiful and green.
Finally I want to mention you a little bit about my expectations as an exchange student. I am really excited about it, although I have also some fears about my adaptation with you, my future family, and the school, I can promise you I will always try to do my best. I am very optimist and I think it would be very good. I believe that Christmas would be a little bit hard because it is so important in my family. But I think I can adapt so fast and I will have fun a lot.
I want to thank you one more time for your hospitality and generosity to read my presentation and for considering hosting me during my American adventure!!
Thank you so much.
Best regards from Spain.