Dear Host Family
Thank you for choosing my letter!
I´m Dana from Germany. I live in a small village near the city. I live with my parents and my younger brother. I feel comfortable in our house and our small village but I´m also open to the city life. That´s why I chose the area of California. Both of my parents have studied chemistry. My mother is employed at a technical university and my father works at a chemical company.
I attend my school in 9th grade. I chose this school for the opportunity to study Spanish alongside English earlier than it is common in Germany. This year I´m taking responsibility of the new students in the school’s sponsorship program.
I love animals and especially horses and horseback riding. I have riding lessons once a week and also take care of my shared horse two to three times a week. When I go to the stable I love it when my horse is happy to see me. I have learned the classical English riding style but have tryed the Western riding style in my vacation and I also liked it a lot. I also love all kinds of pets and would be happy if you had some. I used to do karate for the last six years once a week but stopped as I was the last remaining girl.
I love taking all kinds of pictures with my mobile phone, my camera or my polaroid. So I´m very interested in photography and I attended a photo shop at school. I try to spend a lot of time with my friends and we always have a good time. If time allows we go swimming, skateboarding, take pictures, watch movies, go shopping, out for lunch or just talk. I like doing handiwork with my grandmother, like sewing. Sometimes I join the painting classes she is giving but unfortunatelly I haven´t inherited her talent. I like cooking with my mother. We make a lot of health meals but also cupcakes, cakepops and cookies. At my last birthday party my friends and I prepared Sushi and it was very delicious! Just recently I started a standard dancing course and every week I´m looking forward to the next lesson.
I´m also interested in travelling and learning about foreign cultures. We have been to the United States several times in the past years. We visited New York, Florida, Key West, Miami, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and a lot of National Parks. Since our first vacation in the USA I love the country and the people. A few years ago I began to dream about a year abroad. Spending a year in America has been my biggest dream ever since.
I would be very happy if you chose to take me into your family.
I´m looking forward to seeing you