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17, Female Student ID: 228AIIT005JSF Italy

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Dear host family,

my name is Satia, I really love my name, because it’s unusual and different from other names. It’s an Indian name, even if I’m Italian. My parents loved the meaning, it means “truth or someone that seeks the truth”.

Honestly, I can’t believe I’m finally writing this letter, I’m close to realize my biggest dream.

What about me?

Well, as I wrote before, I’m Italian, I’m a seventeen-years-old girl who lives in a small town in the north of Italy. I actually prefer big cities because in my village there aren’t any shops and is very far from my school and my friends.

My dad is a tinsmith, he has a company here where we live, while my mom is responsible for creating projects for schools or for museums. A day a week she also works in a library. I think that was my mum who gave me the passion for reading. Both of my parents really like to spend time together, taking walks or sometimes visiting museums or exhibits.

When I make friends with someone I am very helpful, others say that I am kind. I do not get upset when I have a difficulty, but I try to reason and look for the best way to solve it. I hope this experience can help me to get out of my comfort zone. Most of the time I try not to see the negative things that can happen, but I mainly focus on the positive ones, because I think it’s the best way to overcome obstacles.

As I wrote before I live in a very small town in north of Italy, we are about 3000 inhabitants. Just because it is small the inhabitants know each other and we are quite united. I was born and raised here, always seeing the same people, with whom I was able to create a very close and beautiful friendship. But unfortunately my town doesn’t offer many opportunities: there are no meeting points for teens, there is no cinema or restaurant to eat pizza with friends, all this is offered by the city but it is about an hour’s drive.

I attend the linguistic High School, but I don’t know yet what I’ll be in a future, but I know that I want to continue to study languages, especially French, that I’ve been studying since I was eleven years old, and Spanish, that I’ve been studying for three years.

I like studying and my favourite subjects are Spanish, History and of course English.

I hope to travel a lot in the future, if I will have the possibility, to visit many places and know many cultures and people.

I usually go to school in the morning and I come back home at two o’clock pm. Then, twice a week, I go training for one hour and a half. I’ve been practicing ballet since I was four, I love it because it makes me feel alive, and, while I’m dancing I feel confident.

During my free time, when I don’t dance or study, I love reading and taking walks with my friends. I spend a lot of time with my friends because I live in a very small town and we all know each other, my neighbors are also my peers, and this makes it easier to find someone to spend a lot of time with in the afternoon. Another thing that I really love is music, and I think it’s a way to get close to people, because a lot of friendships were born through music, for example singing loud together. I spend a lot of time listening to music. My favourite singers are Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and The Vamps. When I was eleven I also played guitar with a friend and we had a lot of fun. I also love reading, especially books that talk about love. Also when I have a little time I like cooking, especially cakes (I love to prepare cupcakes).

During my free time I like go out with my friends, eat a pizza together or walk in the city-center, go shopping or watch a film eating popcorn and sweets all together.

I also spend a lot of time with my family, my mom, my dad, my little brother and my cat Olly. I always wanted a little brother and when I found out that my mom was pregnant I was very happy. I love children!

I have a very nice relationship with my family. They always try to help me overcome anything and always support me. They’re very important in my life. We love playing board games or watching tv series or films together, but I also like cooking or going shopping with my mum.

We have a house near the sea and I love spending time there, because I love hot places and the sea.

Since I was a child I have always loved to travel, and maybe it was this passion that led me to decide to attend a semester in the United States.

I’ve always been very motivated. This experience can make me achieve many goals: first of all study English, speak it all day will be useful for my future. I’m always interested in getting to know new things and cultures and meeting new people and I think the best way is to become an exchange student. I hope this experience can help me grow and become the best part of me.

I hope I can bring a small part of Italy to America, like cooking some traditional food from my country, I’d like spending time with you, doing many activities and having fun together.

I chose the United States because a few years ago I visited New York and I fell in love with it, I know that the USA is not only New York but I always wanted to visit other places in the United States.

I always try to make friends with people, when I can, I try to help everyone, in fact my friends say that I am always available.

I hope I can be a good daughter, helping when needed.

I really can’t wait for this experience to start, because I look forward to living this wonderful year since I was thirteen years old and I don’t regret my choice. I really don’t know what words to use to thank my future host family. Thank you if you choose me, thank you because you will be a fundamental part of my dream that comes true, thank you because you will make me live a wonderful experience that not everyone can do, but I was lucky enough to do it. I hope to meet you very soon because I’m sure that you, my future host family, will be fantastic.

I look forward to this experience, I hope to meet you soon and that this experience will be beautiful and magic for me but also for you.

Thank you so much


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