Sunday, April 26, 2015

EF Workshop day

Yesterday EF organized a day especially for exchange students who are leaving this summer to the USA, Great Britain or Ireland! It was amazing to meet the other exchange students and everyone was really nice :)
The day took place at the EF office in Amsterdam, where we got workshops about Social Media for example. We also did some fun team building activities and we got a quiz with all kind of questions about our exchange year.
We got a lot of information about the customs of our host countries, what to do and what not to do during our year, cultural differences and so on. And let's just don't forget about our awesome CLASS OF '16 t-shirts!
After the workshop we had dinner in the centre of Amsterdam with a small group of exchange students which was delicious and a lot of fun.
This day made me look forward to my exchange year even more, only 3 months to go!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

American Bucket List

There are a few things (almost) every exchange student wants to do, especially when they are going to the USA. And those are also the things I’m looking forward to for my exchange year. I decided to make a bucket list with things I’d love to do next year. Enjoy reading!
Dress up for halloween
Here in the Netherlands we don’t really celebrate Halloween. Okay, there might be some Halloween movies on the television and maybe some Halloween themed parties, but it’s not celebrated as big as in the USA. We don’t decorate our houses or do ‘Trick and Treat’. So that’s something I’d love to do next year: I definitely want to dress up in some weird costume and see all those decorated houses.

Go to prom
In my opinion this is the ultimate exchange thing, haha :) In the Netherlands the school parties aren’t a big thing, at least not at my school. But in the USA prom is a really big thing, and weeks before girls are already looking for the perfect dress. I would normally never wear those, but for an occasion like that it’s really nice. When I see the beautiful pictures of current exchange students I can’t wait to experience prom myself.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The States #2

So, as promised the next post with 10 new states! Click here to read the first post where I tell you something about the states Alabama until Georgia. In each post I'll describe 10 states because I'd like to know something more about them. There's much to tell about each state so there must be some important things I don't mention. Just leave a comment if you can add something interesting!
And no, I still don't know where I'm going next year! But there's a big chance I'll hear it soon, so stay tuned :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tips for future exchange students #1: The application

As an exchange student myself I wanted to give you some tips, especially if you're thinking about being an exchange student too! I can't tell you how it'll be yet because I've not even left haha. But until now everything I heard about the High School Exchange Year is really positive so I can only recommend it. And since I've already been through the whole process of making this decision and finishing my application I thought it would be nice to give you some tips about that part.