Everything is great here

  Everything is great here Hello, My name is Sara and I am from Slovakia. I was placed in Carl Junction in Missouri. It is a city that has about 7,500 inhabitants. I only have my host mom Lesley, who chose me and she is great. She is very adventurous, and we do a lot together. We visited the city … Read More

My host family is the best

  My host family is the best It is about 2 weeks since I have come to the USA, to Texas. I’m not gonna lie- beginnings are not easy. (And airplanes are not created for sleeping). When I got off the airplane in Houston, I was hit by a heat wave that I thought was the plane’s engine, but nah. … Read More

Yesterday was the first day of my exchange year

  Yesterday was the first day of my exchange year Hi, My name is Lea and yesterday was the first day of my exchange year. I flew all the way from Bratislava, Slovakia to Idaho Falls and then travelled two more hours with my host family to Afton in Wyoming. That’s where I am right now! The next day I … Read More

My American Experience

  My American Experience I will remember these ten months spent in America for the rest of my life. It is an amazing experience to have, going to a foreign country without anyone that you already know. You are all alone in a sense, but it is exactly because of this that you can have an amazing experience. Getting to … Read More

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