My name is Johanna and I live together with my sister, my mother, my father, my two cats and my bunny in Belgium where I visit a German school. Although it can be exhausting I enjoy going to school and learning new things and because of my friends it’s a lot more fun. They describe me as a friendly, honest and dependable person.
In my free time, I enjoy playing with my pets, reading, jumping on the trampoline and jogging. Generally, I’m an athletic girl and I like to do outside-activities with my family like hiking and climbing. Before we moved to Belgium, I danced “Gardetanz”, a typical German dance. But because there’s no team that dances that style in my neighborhood I joined the local soccer team. I know it’s a totally different sport and I still don’t quite know how I got the idea but there I was unprepared and not really knowing how to pass a ball the right way in a Dutch-speaking soccer team. That was 3 years ago, today I’m still playing with the same team, I began to make progress with soccer and with Dutch too.
So I’m open for new experiences.
Before we moved to Belgium we lived in Germany and in the USA. I was born in Washington DC, so I have an American passport. But because we moved to Germany when I was 3 years old I can’t speak English like a native speaker. Until today I’ve always regretted that I can’t speak English as well as I think I “should” as an American.
In my year in the United States I want to make progress in English and I’d love to learn about your culture and if you want to I could teach you a bit about the German and Flemish one too.
I would be very happy if you would consider me as your exchange student.