My Highschool Year in the US


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"Scandinavia": my GERMAN diary of Sweden/Norway/Danmark 2005!


Hey ho!

Now you're probably thinking: does this girl even go to school because of her huge amount of holidays? The answer: I am *lol*. But I'm enjoying these holidays as long as I can because I don't have any holidays this summer. School is probably starting in mid-August and holidays back in Germany are starting on August 3th. So I have to got to school way longer than others.

Ok, enough with my rambling about school because nobody wants to hear it, right? Right now I'm pretty excited because of my visa interview on June 12th. I've never been to a consulate before. I know they are not gonna kill me (but who knows?) but...yeah I'm still kind of worried what's going to happen.

Brúnka is doing very well right now. You can practically watch her gaining weight. It happens so fast because she eats so much *lol*. And I'm so glad my friend Melly is finally here, too. Now we can go an trail rides just how we used to before we moved (well, Brúnka did!). But still...I miss Nadine. Inga (her horse) moved last Saturday and I'm still not used to not have her here. When I'm think of driving over I always think: why don't I ask Nadine to come with me? But then I remeber. It takes time, I guess.

Yeah...that's it for now, I think. I'm not in a good mood because there's so much going on in my mind right now. Even planning something for my stay abroad doesn't distract me at all. But it will get better.

Bye then,

1 Kommentar 2.6.06 17:43, kommentieren


Hey everybody!

I'm sooooo happy you can't even imagine. Yesterday I checked the missed calls on our house phone. I nearly fainted (don't take me serious *lol*) when I saw an all to familiar number, the number I've been waiting for for weeks now! It was my organisation that tried to call me but it was already after 6pm so there wasn't anyone at the office anymore.

I had to wait until today to call back. First I had to make some calls (I had to make two doctor appointments and to get some information from the American consulate because of my interview next Monday) so I saved this call until I was done. Because I knew if it was what I tought it was (ok, you see, I'm still kinda confused and don't make sense) that I wouldn't be able to do anything else. My mother told me: "You don't know if they really found you a family yet. Berhaps it's because of the eMail you wrote and they want to know something else! So don't halloo till you're out of the wood!"

But I was right. When I called back they told me: "We have found you a family!" I always thought about this moment, what I was going to say...I thought about "OH MY GOD!!" or "REALLY? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!" But all I said was: "Oh...okay." Stupid me.

Simon (TASTE member) then gave me some brief information about my family. My family itselfs (parents and siblings), their hobbies and of course, where they live! From what I already know my family is more then I could have hoped for! All my secret wishes (loving horses and traveling (active family), doubleplacement) came true! I'm getting a french hostsis. I can't wait!

And they're living in Delaware. When Simon told me this I was like: "Uh, huh?!" I never heard of it before and Simon confessed he didn't, too until this moment. It's a small state at the east coast near Phiadelphia (~90 miles) and Washington D.C, Baltimore and NEW YORK aren't that far away, either! My sister Kirsti flipped when I told her. She said the region is really nice. And Millsboro (That's where I'm going) isn't far away from the ocean, it's basically right AT the ocean (river mouth). It's a small town with about 2.000 habitants. Just like Hochdorf, where I live.

You see I already did some research...because I'm just too curious

I'd love to call my family right away tomorrow but I can't because of my doctors appointment. And I can't cancel it because it would be the third time I'm doing it and they can't get me a new appointment within the next two weeks. I want to get it over with so the call has to wait until Friday. I don't know if I can wait that long *lol*. I don't even know if I'm going to sleep tonight...I'm so happy I could...I don't know...kiss every stranger that walks by (Ok, horrible image. Of course I'm not doing that!!)

I nearly got a second heart attack this day when I got another phone call from TASTE. But it was "only" Julia asking if I was ok with the doubleplacement. Of course I was!!! Who wouldn't, really? I can't wait to call my hostparents...I want to know so many things!! Do they have horses? Where exactly are they living (right by the water?)? When does school start there? WHEN AM I SUPPOSED TO FLY OVER? Am I going to be able to drive to school by bike? What are they like? Did they have exchange student before? From where? Why did they decide to host. Why us (my french hostsis and me)?... too many questions to ask.

And I'm also going to call my AR (Area Rapresentative) or I'm sending a postcard. Nah, I'm doing both!

Ok, I think that's enough for now...I'm a horrible person annoying you with all of this...sorry!


1 Kommentar 7.6.06 19:02, kommentieren


Hey guys!

I'm just starting my own blog - like a diary - so you can still read what I'm up to in the USA next year. And I don't have to send 1000 emails (You know I'm a lazy person concerning emails!)

But I also and most importantly started it for my host family (hey there! ) to get more information and pictures about me, my family and stuff.

There is still lots of work for me to do until it's finished (don't think it'll ever be) but at least it's something.

Ok, now it's up to you to look trough everyting (perhaps you want to leave a message? Just chose "Gästebuch" and there you go) If you want to get an email about any news (telling you about a new post or any development on this side), just chose "Abonnieren" and fill in your email-adress.

Enjoy this side!
See you soon!


EDIT: The Guestbook isn't working!!! If you want to leave a note please chose "Kontakt" and write me a short email and I can post your entry in here or you could comment ("Kommentieren", right under the entries) my posts...

1 Kommentar 9.6.06 17:51, kommentieren

Visa Interview


"Icelandic Horses": There are some big updates and I am actually proud of me that I finally menaged to do the "Icelandic Horses" - section! It was some hard work...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'s been nearly a week ago that my parents and I drove upt to Frankfurt am Main to "The Consulate of The United States of America". I had to do an interview because of the visa. I was totally stressed out... We had to get so many different forms (DS-156, DS-158, DS-2019) and they were somehow all the same. I had to pay two different fees and my parents and I had to write three statements (one that my parents were okay with me getting a visa, one that they are able to support me (financially) and one saying that I'm going to go back to Germany at the end of the program). But they didn't look at any of least I had them with me!

But I kind of felt like an dangerous criminal...there was so many security and I swear I've seen guys with guns. First I had to get a tickets (I had T169 *g*) and then I had to go through security. There I met a nice girl from another organisation that was also getting her visa. We went trough security together and she even had to hand over her belt (luckily for me I had decided against wearing one this morning). The security looked like the one at aiports.

Then we had to walk trough a short Garden...but I didn't feel comfortable I felt like beeing watched (Well, I was!). I always looked back. And I was relieved when entering the main hall. There was a nice woman that told us to take a seat in the waiting hall until our number was called. There we met two other girls that were also very nice.

When our numbers were called we walked over to the counter and handed over our things (we had to carry them arround in plastic foils that were see-trough). The woman took everything and it went pretty fast. We had to take our seat again until we were called to the next counter where they took our finger prints and asked some questions (Are you going to go to highschool? Do you know where you are going, yet? Who pays for you? What do your parents do for a living?...)

It took only 45 minutes. I heard from others that they spent 4 ours in there

Now I think that it was no big deal. I mean I live, right? But it's still something I wouldn't want to do every day. The security gave me shivers down my spine.



1 Kommentar 18.6.06 00:40, kommentieren