Since wanting to visit the U.S for so long now and this dream actually coming true on wednesday (or really more like “thursday, at 1.30am german time”) I will give you a list of things I really want to do while being in South Carolina for ten months! There will probably be added a bunch of things and these are just all the points that came up in my head and that definitely have to be crossed out, otherwise I will not leave the country! ;)
-get the overwhelming “this is SOOO american” feeling (happened three times very intensely) -do a road trip (three down) -meet people outside of school -make friends in school -my first school day (August 17th) -write diary every other day -learn how to small talk like a ‘pro’ -watch American TV-Commericals (yes this is a thing!) -have fun in school -participate at some sport(s) after school -have a locker -have a typical sleep-over -cook something for my family -meet the family of my host-parents -celebrate christmas in the morning, on the 25th
-visit my first real football-game
-go to a high school football game -wear the shirt of my school -go on a jog/walk/hike (or all three) -take the first selfie with friends (that actually looks good ;)..) -not trying to make it perfect -read all bought books (lost count) -have bad days but embrace them -receive my year-book (May 11th)
-receive my class-ring
-run at my first track meet (March 30th) -buy merchandise at a track meet I ran at -make friends that will last a life time -feel like a real family member, feel at home -go to a surprise party (April 23rd) -go to prom (April 30th) -go swimming at night -see seniors in their gowns (May 20th) -throw a (big) farewell party (May 29th, and it was a surprise too)
-show my German family where I lived
-welcome my American family in our German home
-go to target -shop at Whole Foods -visit a “XXL” supermarket (and get lost) -find a vegan restaurant/place -go to a movie theater (two times down) -go to an open air movie-theater (May 20th) -visit Charleston (April 7th) -wander around parks -visit Pennsylvania for thanksgiving -explore a bunch of states -visit Boston
This is it (for now)! I will also add this post as a sub-category to the “Mein Auslandsjahr” (engl.:my exchange-year) section in the menu-bar.
Have a great day!
Yours truly, Sophie