I’m sorry, I am really busy in the moment with school and stuff, but I really try to post more in here, especially pictures.
Let us begin with school… I am one and a half month here now and even though I was homesick the first days, I am totally fine. The first days of school were kind of hard, because I knew nobody and I didn’t have time to talk to somebody in or between my classes, because I had struggle with finding them 🙂 But I learned that most people are very nice if you go to them and they will talk to you and help you.
The first week in school was also hard for me, because I wasn’t that good in understanding people if they speak fast. I just always smiled and laughed when somebody talked to me *haha*. I am so thankful that, especially in my freshman classes, people started talking to me fast. They didn’t know that I am an exchange student at first (how should they, I never got introduced or something and it’s a school of 4000 students, by the way the biggest school in Georgia: www.millcreekhs.com), but they found out fast… the reactions were like:
1. Oh cool, what is the biggest difference?
2. Is school different?
3. Say something in German
4. Why did you have to do that?
5. Ohh, I would love to get to Germany one time
6. Cool, I have some ancestors/ other relatives in Germany, but I don’t know them
7. Are you watching soccer? I love German soccer
8. Are you wearing lederhosen all the time?
9. Does the name Claus mean something? I heard Santa Clause is from Germany
10. What kind of music do you hear in Germany? Show me some German songs!
11. Do you have German candy? I wanna taste it
I think my biggest problem at school at first was understanding some teachers and concentrating on the English.. because of that I had a lot headaches, but after 2 weeks it was getting better. Also, I changed my astronomy class and I started really liking US-History. The tests and quizzes are mostly easy multiple choice here, my only problem is, that the tests are looooong (to 80-100 questions) and calculate with Miles, Feet, inches, and this kind of stuff… Also, I think I will be worse in german school than before because I am getting lazy:) here, you just have to take a look at the study guide at home or in the school bus in the morning and you make easily a 80-90%. I think my worst subject is language arts, because I don’t like the teacher. By the way, I hate the school bus… it’s too early in the morning (6 am) and it’s so loud and kind of stinky and especially hooooot. Here, even in September it’s still 30 degrees Celsius and so the bus is just a sauna. Everybody here wishes it would be getting cooler. I don’t know why, but already now you hear Christmas songs everywhere and so many houses are already made up for Halloween.
Some people in Germany may have heard about the hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Even if it was “just” a tropical storm here, it was very bad. We had no school for 5 days and so many trees fell down and houses and cars are destroyed and people got killed… we/ our house wasn’t hit that hard, so luckily nothing happened to us, compared to our neighbors…
Anyways, I have found so good friends here, I sometimes wish I could stay here forever or at least for one year… that was a thing many people already asked me to do. But at the moment I don’t want to think about that, I just wanna enjoy the moment and my time here.
I am really good with my host family and especially my host sisters. I really love them as my second family. The church is also a big part in their family life and my time there is very good. The church is like a big Family here and everybody welcomed me so much. Everybody is nice and friendly there and I really enjoy being there.
We are counting the days to the cruise (21 Days) and we all can’t wait any longer. I am so excited!
I’m sorry for writing such a long blogpost, but I really forgot. I think I just missed half of my themes, but I will post more soon.