• Hi! This is Shiori. When I came here, it’s already 4 month!!! I can’t believe that. Times fly fast.
I came to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Everything is different from Japan. The flight Chicago to Green Bay, I missed my airplane. It was really terrible. This is my first impression for America. ‘cause I couldn’t tell co-worker about I got jet lag. But now I’m fine. I’m still alive. Haha Okay. I tell you my American life. My school in here has almost 2000 students. Have you ever heard that!? Every students move their own classroom every hour. So every day is like festival!! Teachers give me a lot of homework which need computer. But I cannot use that very well. So it is hard for me. Orz
And here is really cold. Now it’s -４０℃ outside. We cannot go school. So today and tomorrow are no school! It’s impossible in Okinawa. Right? When I was in Okinawa, I was dreaming snow. But now I hate snow and cold weather. Lol ‘cause I’m Okinawan!! Mum… And they have many events like thanks giving, X’mas, homecoming, basketball, football game. etc… It was pretty good. And food!! When I came here, I gained 5 or 6 ponds. It’s really sucks. But I cannot stop eating. It’s not healthy. But it’s good. Sometimes I wanna eat Japanese food.
Btw last month I visited NEW YORK BIG APPLE. It was really awesome. I went broad way, times square, the American museum of national history which was used the movie night at the museum, central park, SoHo which is shopping street, statue of liberty. Whatever. It’s sound cool. Ha? And in March I’m gonna go to LA with my host family. I’m so excited!!!!
At the end, I’m so appreciate with my parents, friend in Japan and here, host family, friends abroad, ISE. For everything. It’s really good experience for me. I have only 6 month I can stay and study in here. But when I’ll be back japan, I WILL be big girl. It mean only inside. Not outside. Seriously. Anyway I hope someone who read my essay will think dreaming to the USA. Bye-bye
From Kedahana Shiori
Almost 5 months since I been here!! It's so fast. Time is fly!! I can't believe that I can stay here as an exchange student only 5 months…
I had many first experience ever only this 5 months. I love American culture, language and atmosphere since I was a child. So this was my dream to go America. I just expected that I'll have good experience in America. But it is not true… of course I had good time here, although I had hard time too. I think I had hard time more than good time. One of my most difficulty is I can't tell people what I feel and what I'm thinking exactly. So it makes me stressful. But people try to understand what I want to say, So they can get it what I said. I'm really happy when I can tell people my feeling.
My favorite time is to hang out with my host family. We do shopping, watching movie, eat outside, watching sports game, just talking stuff like that. They are so nice to me. They treat me like a real family. They are so sweet, I love them. Then we have snow in winter!! So we made snowman and snowball. Also we sliding the road too. I love it. It is so much fun. Sometimes school is cancelled. Because of the snow. I'm sure we have such a experience never ever in okinawa lol
American Xmas was big deal. It really different from Japanese Xmas. It was awesome! I can't never forget one thing . It is about New york trip! I went to New york on December. It was a foreign exchange student trip. I can go many famous place. For example Times square, Manhattan, Central park, China town and so on. It was amazing!! Also I can make many friends around the world on this trip. So it was precious time for me. I have only 5 months left. So I want to have great time more than 5 months that it passed. I hope my English skill become better the end of school year.I'll do my best 5 months left!
From Haruka Aratake
Hi! This is Rin★ First of all, I’m so appreciate to Friends Abroad, ISE, Host family and parents to give this opportunity.
I’m having a good time in Cottonwood, Idaho. It’s been four months since I came here. Time flies very fast!! Cottonwood is a small town, but people are so friendly and I can see snow.
The other day, I took a shower in the morning on the day of school.
And then my hair was frozen while waiting for the school bus. I’m so afraid of this temperature lol
Anyway, My school and friends is awesome!! I’m taking US History, Algebra2, English1, Band, Fashion & Interior design, Sewing and Drama class. Probably I’ll take food class for next semester.
By the way, There were a lot of events so far. Homecoming, Football game(band), Halloween, Thanks giving, Basketball game(cheerleading), culture day, School trip(University), Christmas concert(Band and Choir), Washington trip, Party(Dance, Movie, Halloween, Christmas, ISE, etc..)
I’m really enjoying life in America❤
ってな感じで語りつくせない程のいい体験がこの４か月でできて 留学して本当によかったです！ なにより感謝の気持ちを持つことを学びました。 両親、フレンズアブロード、日本の友達、ホストファミリーやこっちの友達 いつも支えてくれている人に本当に感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。
２月はFloridaのDisneyworld、３月はCaliforniaのDisneylandに行く予定です♪ ディズニーのCastになることを夢見て７年 本場のディズニーを自分で体験できることは きっと自分の将来に大きな影響を与えると思います(*^^)
Best hopes and wishes for the New year！
From Rin Shimonishi