The atmosphere was so warm and nice. I think that’s because our school was so small. Students were such good friends with teachers. They even talked about their personal life with each other! We all learned a lot about different countries and cultures. We will never forget each other. I will miss, so much, my new sisters and brothers when I go back home. This year was some- thing very special. I will never forget it.
It has been a wonderful year for me. I lived in a small town, but I liked it. After little time it felt like home. I have to say lot of thanks to my host family for that. Everyone around me was very nice and always ready to help. It has been really great to live in the dorm because there is lot of people with the same problems. We understand each other very well. We are always ready to support each other. It has been a great opportunity not only to find out about American culture and lifestyle, but about other cultures and people also.
Living in a dorm changed me. I learned to share and that things can’t always go your way. I got so close to my brothers and sisters, they are like my real family. These people helped me to change in a good way. They taught me things and I taught them stuff, too. I never did any outdoor activities before I came here, but now I like fishing, camping and other things outdoors. Yes, I still like to party and shop, but I have added some more stuff to my life and that is GREAT. Thank you for this year!
You get to know all the people in your school. Everybody is nice and kind. The very best thing I experienced here was that nobody, and I mean nobody, really cares how you look like! When people get to know you, they like and appreciate you a lot. I have so many friends here, in the dorm and in town, that when I leave, it’s going to be so hard. This year has truly been the greatest experience in my life and I will remember it forever. I played sports and got to see some of Oregon’s most beautiful places. I really enjoyed it.
In school, because class is small, teachers care about us if we don’t understand. They can teach us and that’s really helped me a lot. We can all play sports here, that’s very good experience for me and for everybody.