Every day is a new challenge

Every day is a new challenge and an unforgettable experience at the same time!   It’s been almost a month since I came to the US for an exchange semester, although it doesn’t really seem like it! The first few days were really strange. It was like waking up every morning to a new, different world you never knew about … Read More

“now I get to call Alabama my home”

“now I get to call Alabama my home”   My exchange year was an amazing journey… … and I want to say a huge THANKS to Aimee Vasko Lochrico and the whole family for having me as their own child this whole year and helping me whenever I needed it. I’m so glad I get to call you my second … Read More

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”   I can’t believe it’s almost time to go home after this whole year in America. Happy to be going home, but extremely sad to be leaving my American friends and family, people that I have shared great moments and who are so special to me. I am so glad I … Read More

I’ve grown with every second that has passed

I’ve grown with every second that has passed   Just a minute ago, I opened my suitcase, to pack up all of my stuff yet again. The feelings and thoughts running through my head in this very moment is completely indescribable. It’s the best, yet worst feeling… I had never in my wildest dream thought that I’d ever get so … Read More

These experiences shape who I am today

These experiences shape who I am today   The most challenging task to me is the integration into a new culture after attending an American high school. As an international student, I have a burning desire to know the ways American people think and further immerse in the local life here. There were three steps I took to overcome this … Read More

My Exchange Year, USA 17/18

My Exchange Year, USA 17/18   Who I am and how I became an exchange student?   I am Fabian from Germany and on August 2nd, 2017 I left my home country to spend my entire year of 11th grade in America. My family and I traveled a lot and I was always very interested in all the different people … Read More

I came to America with the mindset of trying out new things…

I came to America with the mindset of trying out new things…   … so when the spring came I decided to join Track & Field. I’ve always thought of it as a boring sport, but I ended up loving it! I met amazing people, not only from my grade but from grades below and above as well, and strengthened … Read More

This was an unforgettable trip with my host parents to Florida

This was an unforgettable trip with my host parents to Florida

This was an unforgettable trip with my host parents to Florida   I was really excited when I heard that my host parents are planning on going on winter vacation. First it was just to do a mission in Haiti but later they have decided that they might go to Florida before they go to Haiti. They asked me if … Read More

Reds Baseball Game

Reds Baseball Game

Reds Baseball Game   The first weekend of May, some other exchange student and I, Beke, went to Cincinnati for a weekend to watch a Reds Baseball Game. After we arrived in Cincinnati at noon, we had some free time at two different malls and lunch at Cheesecake Factory. One thing I really enjoy about those trips is that you … Read More