Aloha. I've already been in Hawai'i two months. The time goes so fast. I decided to write this blog to practice my english and for all those who always wanted to know what an exchange year is like. In the beginning it was really hard to understand English. You think you know a lot but what we learned in school is not enough. Now I've been here two months, and my English gets better and better. Sometimes when I speak Swiss-German I use English words. Some things are the same just like in the movies.
My host family is really nice! They said hello with open arms, and they always try hard to make it comfortable for me. We do a lot of really fun stuff. They show me the island and the American culture. My host mom helped me decorate my room so that it feels like my room. She cooks really well. I love her food. We go snorkeling a lot and I love it. It's so beautiful here. I sometimes still can't believe that I live here. It's like paradise. Some things I've already done since I've been here: snorkeling, swimming, wind surfing, sailing, tubing, shopping at Macy's, seeing turtles, Waikiki, North Shore, hurricane, meeting other exchange students, eating shaved ice, eating lots of oreos, spending a day at the Disney hotel Aulani, visiting a waterfall, powder puff game, fun school assemblies, ice skating, and more.
I've been in school for one and a half months now, and I've made a lot of really nice friends! The school is different than in Switzerland. For every class/Fach we have different teachers and different classmates. We eat lunch at school, and school is from 08:00 to 14:00. We work most of the time with computers and with google classroom. We already had homecoming week, and that was a great experience. We dressed up, had a bonfire and the homecoming football game. Events like the bonfire and football games are really cool because you can hang out with your friends and just have a lot of fun.