Sunday, August 14, 2011

New York and the culture shock!!

So guys this is the written part - the picture part is under this page

New York was pretty much AWESOME! freakin' time of my life!!After 7 hours of actually pretty much entertainment we got off the plane at JFK and found out how many students we actually were. 73 people and 16 out of us were guys haha! It was still really awesome. We lived on the campus of st. Johns University in Queens and they even allowed me to skate there! pretty sweet even though I snapped my board... I was sharing room with a german called Gordon, a Swedish guy called August, a Chinese guy called Yang Zihen, an Italian called Gianmarco and another german called Niklas. They were all really cool to talk to and I'm actually living a couple of miles from August here in Indiana!

I got a feeling that this page will be filled with alot of "awesome's" and "nice's"
We started out with some group exercises to learn a little about each other and while there were groups from 5-10 people from each coutry, the Norwegian people outnumberede us Danish people with over 4-5 times as many people!!! and there were only one Norwegian boy!!!
We went to Manhattan two times and places like Empire State and Times Square etc. were visited! I met alot of sweet people and this experience will probably stick to my brain for the rest of my life.
If you guys read this: Thanks for those 8 days!

Lets go to the next story shall we?
I arrived at the Airport I think, at 12-1 o'clock but when I arrived, my host family weren't there!!!
I thought:"Oh nooes! They forgot me, they don't want me, they don't care about me etc.".
What really happened was that they got stuck in a car accident and were late. That was a huge relief knowing they were forced to come late. anyways we got back from the airport after some driving and the place is awesome!! They've got a basketball court that you can skate on, a HUGE back and front yard and last but not least (probably the best) I haven't gotten any sort of allergic reaction since I got here and Indiana is the kingdom of pollen! I think it has something to do with the change of environment or something but I'm just happy and allergi free right now! My host family is pretty awesome! my host brother, Andrew, 11, Is a really nice guy and I'm having fun with him despite the big gap of age. there are three other siblings but they all moved out. I've met them all and they're really nice too! Linda, my host mom is so sweet and Andy, my host dad got home today after being in Chicago for a while! He's a welding expert and said that we could make skate rails and that kind of schtuff!!
Yesterday evening I went to a summer's end bonfire with a couple of the upcoming juniors. They were so friendly and I even met one of the other exchange students, Zara from Italy. There's gonna be 4 others from Ukraine, Russia, Norway and Spain.
What I didn't get though was, why Zara, who is just as old as me, got to be a senior?!! unfair...

Even though I lived in the city for all my life I really like this landly place! (First day was a shocker though, but I got over it)

Anyhays this place is awesome and if you're considering spending your 10. grade as an exchange student - do it

You will not regret it.


  1. Hahaha du skriver godt! Du var på camp med Eirin, Helene, Synne og Kari fra Norge right?

  2. haha mange tak, og jo det var jeg:) hvorfor?

  3. Ikke for noget, jeg bare kender dem ;) Heheheeee