Today, we hear from Lilli from Germany. She spent the 20/21 school year in a small town on a farm in Michigan as part of a double placement with another exchange student from Spain. Read on to learn why – even though everything was different from what Lilli was used to in Germany – her exchange was a perfect experience!
Going to the US and living over there for 10 months was the best thing I have ever done.
Living in Michigan, Bear Lake with my host family was the best placement ever. It was completely different to what I am used to here. Literally nothing was the same. At first I missed the city life but after some time I loved the country lifestyle. I loved living in a small town on a farm. I never thought I would miss that so much.
I always dreamed of having dogs. My dream came true when I went to America. I had two great danes over there. Mea Mea and Molly were the cutest ever! I miss them so much.
I also played volleyball in high school which was the coolest part of high school sports. I wish I could go back and play again. I put the team picture, the newspaper articles and awards in my German room and always when I look at them I got to smile.
I can’t put it in words how thankful I am for the people I met in Bear Lake. My host family, my host sister, Anna Wan from Spain, my friends, my teachers. They all have a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to see all of them again!
– Lilli from Germany
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