Why did you choose to go on exchange to Germany?
I chose to go on exchange to Germany because I really like the German language, the history of Germany is very interesting to learn about and I think the cultural changes will help me mature.
How have you been preparing for your departure?
I have been preparing for my departure by trying to develop my language skills, by speaking to my host family and researching anything I might want to know before I arrive.
What have you been doing to develop your language?
I have been working hard to pay for my German tutor. I have a lesson once or twice a week. This has been very beneficial to my development. I also use Rosetta Stone to advance my vocabulary and I have an account that I obtained from my school which helps me a bit.
What do you know about your host family and the area you have been placed?
I know that my host family is a family of 5. A mother, father, sister and two brothers and also two dogs. I know about the area I have been placed in thanks to the host family information sheet I received and I know which Bundesland region it is and what the area is.
What have you learnt about your host school?
From speaking to my host family about start and end times I now know them. I know what type of school it is and that everyone there will be new to each other too, which might be a benefit to me.