Hello! My name is Dayeon.
I sincerely thank you for volunteering to be the host for my one year exchange student program. I live in Korea. My English name is Diane and I am sixteen years old in my junior year of high school. I live with my parents near the capital of Korea.
I applied for an exchange student because I wanted to understand American culture for my dream. While living in America, I want to learn and understand America, as well as improve my language skills and experience culture in person. I want to meet good friends and host parents and continue good relationships with them in the future. I want to increase my independence from my parents and I want to improve my ability to adapt well in any environment
I wonder how Americans spend Halloween parties, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, which are not common in Korea. And I wonder how American food would be like. Usually, foreign food is sold in Korea, but the taste and cooking process are different. I want to eat traditional American food while I live with an American family
Also, I want to experience the characteristics of my peers in America and develop myself while I attending an American high school. I found out that K-Pop is famous all over the world. I want to communicate with Americans who like K-Pop by teaching them songs and dances. And I want to experience the traditional American culture. Also, I want to cook simple Korean food for my host family
family is Christian, so I go to church every Sunday. My mother is a
teacher for the high school students at church and I have been a singer
for 5 years in the worship team.
My father is an electrical safety manager and my mother was a high school science teacher. My father is quiet, but he always takes care of me, and my mother is very kind and always takes me at ease like a friend. When I was a student studying in China before, I went to a private international school in China. I experienced various activities such as yoga, cooking, and street dancing. I went to school with my friends while living in dormitory
personality is bright, positive, and curious. My hobbies are drawing
and playing piano. I like watching movies, listening to music, singing,
dancing, and reading books. I was in the gifted class from 5th grade to
middle school. This class is an after-school class that learns math and
science. I learned principles of science and mathematics through
activity was impressive. When I was 2nd grade in Middle school, I was
selected by UNESCO to participate in the “World Civil Service Class for
Middle School Students” every week. Through UNESCO activities, I learned
about world culture. I was impressed by this activity because I am
interested in other countries.
While attending middle school in Korea, I did volunteer work with my mother for 8 hours every Saturday. I had to clean up, help out with meals, and talk with the elderly. Watching the loneliness and illness of the elderly, I began to understand and appreciate the elderly. Also, I went to a nursing home from school when I attended a Chinese school. I learned a lot from preparing performances and massage for the elderly in China. Although I can’t speak Chinese well, I was impressed through volunteer work. They cried while watching the performance I prepared with my friends. I’ve learned that it’s a beautiful thing to impress
have been attending board game meetings with my mom since 5th grade.
The various themes of the board game and the wonderful illustrations and
compositions were very interesting. When I realized that board games
were not only fun, but also that mathematical principles were hidden in
the game, I felt familiar with math that I hated. There is also the advantage that everyone can play together. After
that, I fell in love with board games and I want to make board games in
the future. I hope people all over the world will know about board
When I went to China to study, I was not interested in language, but I was interested in talking to Chinese people. After that, I wanted to learn many languages. I hope to communicate with many foreigners. Thank you for volunteering even though a year is not a short time. I want to make great memories while living in America.
Thank you for reading this letter.