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Amelie

16, Female Student ID: 198SIGE027JYF Germany

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LETTER FROM Amelie

Amelie

Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to become a part of your family.

My name is Amelie and I’m 16 years old. I was born in a beautiful city in Germany and I’m still living there. Before I start getting more detailed about my life and everything what belongs to that, I’d like to begin with a little introduction of myself. I’m a cheerful girl which is interested in chemistry, biology and of course languages. Even though my native language is German, I prefer English. You can be blessed with the fact that English is your native language and you’re able to speak it all day long. But hopefully I’ll be able to do that next year too. (I’m sooo exited!!) Even though I love being around my friends, I really like to take some time for myself and read.

Like I already said, I love being with my friends, but also to cuddle with my two adorable cats, watch series or movies and read. Ever since I can remember I’m a huge bookworm and totally obsessed with animals. (It’s not that kind of obsession that I always want to be with animals, don’t worry, it’s more like a attraction to them. ??) In first grade I learned to play the piano and I never stopped doing it. That’s why one of my hobbies is playing that great instrument, even though I honestly have to say that I’m not that good at it, so please don’t expect me to be. In my childhood I liked to dance, but I changed this sport into indoor-climbing after I came into third grade. Right now I’m doing workouts at home and some dancing by myself but I definitely want to start doing more sports (I hope to get a few opportunities in the USA).

I’m a very open-hearted, friendly person and I hope to make some new friends in the USA soon. I heard a lot about this fascinating country and I can’t wait to see it by myself. Different cultures and traditions are something I really like. In my opinion foreign cultures and traditions are one of the most interesting things ever. To see how life works somewhere else and in a totally different and new way is amazing. Last year I went the first time ever to the United States. I can just call it love at first sight. I’ve been so impressed how lovely and friendly the people living there are. Especially if you compare it to Germany, you can see so many differences (but definitely in a better way). I love the way Americans behave and how they live their lives.

During the exchange year I hope to become a part of you life, a family member and a good friend of yours. I expect the year to be the best year of my life and I hope you’ll help me to come around in a new country. I already want to thank you for your affords and your understanding of my view of life. Lastly, I want to mention that even though I’m vegan, I would never judge anyone for living the life they want. I’m not such a person who would tell someone what to eat and how to deal with it, I think my family could agree with that. (To clarify, my family here in Germany is neither Vegetarian nor Vegan, so I’ve got no problems with that.) I love cooking for myself and to try out new things, I haven’t ever tried out before. My family has no problems with eating together with me, either I only eat the sides or I prepare my one meals.

Now to my family. My family consists of my parents, my sister Elisa, my two Maine Coon cats Layla and Zazou, my hamster Lola and our fish. We’re living in a house with a nice garden with lots of birds and plants in it. During winter time we even offer some nuts for the wildlife and it’s so beautiful to see the squirrel come into our garden and eat the nuts. My mom works as a bank business manager and my dad is an IT manager. My sister is 13 years old and goes to the same school I do. We’ve a pretty good relationship and understand each other very well. For 6 years now we’ve our cute cats Layla and Zazou. They’re longhair-cats and need a lot of afford, but we love them both very much. Over all we’re mainly like a typical family, helping and understanding each other. Moreover, we all love to travel. For me personally travelling is an important matter of my heart and I’m so glad that I’ve already seen so much of our world.

When I think now of the United States, I can only imagine how wonderful it has to be living there. I’m looking forward to meet you someday in person, until that, I wish you only the best.