My exchange was one of the greatest years of my life

  My exchange was one of the greatest years of my life My exchange experience has been unforgettable, and as it’s coming to a close it has made me realize exactly just how lucky and privileged i am with this opportunity. In Tampa, Florida, where I have spent my exchange I have met so many amazing people who I will … Read More

High School Graduation Speech

  High School Graduation Speech by Alia, exchange student from Spain Here I was during my first month here in Molalla. I was so excited to finally call my grandma who I hadn’t talked to in such a long time. As I nervously dialed her phone number I couldn’t help but wonder what she would say. And much to my … Read More

One of the best days of my life

  One of the best days of my life I have recently experienced one of the best days of my life. My day started at 4.40am with my alarm ringing. I got myself into show clothes which consists of jeans, shirt and boots. At 5.30am our school truck was ready to go with 7 students and a teacher. We were … Read More

It was my first time outside my home country…

  It was my first time outside my home country… … outside Brazil. I remember how scared I was during the flight to San Francisco. What is going to happen? Is my family going to be nice? What about the place: is it cold? So many questions but they only could be answered during the semester. I woke up during … Read More

New Friends – New Experiences – Wonderful Memories

  New Friends – New Experiences – Wonderful Memories This trip is the best trip that I’ve ever had. Bring me lots of new friends, new experiences and tons of wonderful memories. For the whole trip we played a lot, chat a lot. I will never forget about how much we love takin pictures. I remember we went to lots … Read More

An unforgettable art competition

  An unforgettable art competition I love art. And that means that when my coordinator told me that I can join one of the art competitions, I did not even think about it and I decided to join it. After I read the rules, I drew some sketches and talked with my art teacher about my plan. She really liked … Read More

Become an exchange student, it will definitely change your life!

Become an exchange student, it will definitely change your life!   My name is Samantha and I am from Quito, Ecuador. Currently, I am an Exchange Student in Traverse City Michigan. When I told my parents, “I want to be an Exchange Student”, I have to say that I saw a little bit of fear in their faces, but they … Read More

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