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Thank You Thursday – Annelle from Germany

Thank You Thursday is here! On this delightful day, we take pleasure in sharing heartwarming stories from our incredible students as they express their gratitude to their American host families, communities, and International Coordinators. Today, we are delighted to feature a beautiful letter written by Annelle from Germany, who spent her 2022/23 year in the charming city of St. George, Utah. Annelle attributes her wonderful experience to the kindness and support of her American host family and the warm embrace of the community. She wholeheartedly encourages future students to “Be open to everything! Say yes!”.

Annelle with her host parents at her local high school in St. George, Utah.

I’m so so thankful for the people I met. The people that made this year an amazing experience. The people that helped me when I had problems, answered all my questions and supported me in whatever I wanted to do.

Annelle (center) having fun with her friends at Disneyland!

Thank you to my school and teachers for being so open and helpful. A very big thank you to my host parent’s. You guys are the most amazing host family and I love you so much. 

Annelle (center, blue jacket) enjoying a snow day in St. George, Utah

Thank you for supporting me and helping me. Thank you for going in trip with me and making this experience possible for me.  Also a big thank you to all my friends. You guys came support me at sports, thank you for showing me around and being open and letting me be part of everything.

Annelle (witch) celebrating Halloween with her friends in St. George, Utah.

I love you. I will never forget what this experience gave me. Lifelong friends and a second home and family. 

Annelle exploring the amazing Big Apple on a ferry!

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