When I received my host family placement confirmation …

When I received my host family placement confirmation …


I was shocked!


I was going to live for 10 months in a little town of 1,243 inhabitants, in central Vermont, a state of which I had never heard before. It was kind of weird to go live in a farm after living in a city for 16 years.

Before coming here, we had a couple of Skype calls and some email exchange, but I had no idea what I was going to experience later.

When I arrived at Burlington Airport and saw my family waiting for me …

I knew that I had come to the right place.

I felt totally accepted in the family, not only as an exchange student guy from Brazil, but as a son and a brother.

Now that I’ve been here for almost 4 months, I feel like I’m at home. My school, Twinfield Union School, is awesome and I really like my friends and my teachers.

Now the cold weather is coming and I am trying to get used to it!

Vinicius 🇧🇷
ICES exchange student from Brazil
living with the Martin family in Plainfield, Vermont


Please feel free to share: