My life has changed tremendously since I came to the United States

My life has changed tremendously since I came to the United States   I go to school in Palm Desert, a place that is called, “Hollywood’s Playground”. The school routine and the way things run are totally different than what I had experienced for fourteen years. Almost all the people I knew and trusted were not here beside me. It … Read More

My best experience in my life

My best experience in my life   First day, I was so nervous. That was my first time to go overseas on my own. I felt certain distance between me and my host family. I woke up, and I felt something wrong with my legs, like “I know this is my bed now but my brain is saying “Why am … Read More

Through the eyes of an exchange student

Through the eyes of an exchange student Redmond Proficiency Academy Newsletter, February, 2019 by Mos Suttiwetchakul / Staff Writer and Exchange Student   Four months ago, I felt frightened every time I thought that in a few weeks I would leave my home to live in another country, use another language that I was not as good at, live with … Read More

An exchange year is an unforgettable experience

An exchange year is an unforgettable experience   An exchange year is an unforgettable experience, for you and everyone around you. In August of 2018 it was time for me to leave my home in Berlin, Germany for Beckley, West Virginia. It was a very big change, coming from a city with almost double the population of the whole state … Read More

One of the wonderful memories of this exchange program

One of the wonderful memories of this exchange program   Yesterday was my first time to see snow. I went to Santiam Snow Park with my host family. This place is very beautiful, full of snow, happiness, and joy. We played snow tubing and sledding. We climbed to a higher spot and then slid down with a sled. It was … Read More

I am having the best year of my life here

I am having the best year of my life here   Well, I think I haven’t stop since I got here. All of my days are always full of things with my family, my friends and things at school. My family is crazy. I love them. They are always doing jokes and laughing with me. They always take me to … Read More

Living on Route 66

Living on Route 66   My name is Rike, I am 16 years old and from Germany but currently in the USA for 10 months. In December 2017, I decided to go abroad for 10 months to attend a public high school there. On the 8th of August I flew to Springfield, Missouri, where my family welcomed me at the … Read More

My Football-Story

My Football-Story   When I went to the US I was really excited to play football, but it was not like I expected it. At Football we had to lift what I have never done before. It was pretty hard that I didn’t do all my lifting. The coaches got mad at me and I had to run. I got … Read More

My experience has been incredible

My experience has been incredible   I’m Mateo, I’ve been in LA for 5 months right now and my experience has been incredible. The high school I’m in is really big and I have a lot of friends, and I managed to get straight A’s in the first semester. I came here specially for dance, and I’m so glad I … Read More

I am very happy that I decided to spend this year abroad

I am very happy that I decided to spend this year abroad   Hey to everyone, My name is Michelle and I live in Springfield, Ohio with Phyllis and Raymond. I feel very comfortable with my host family. They support me in all my activities. I attend Shawnee high school in Springfield. It is a big school with more than … Read More