Dear Global Horizon Team:

This is my first report in 2018. March has already arrived and I start realizing that only little time is left before my year in Georgia ends.

Since I haven’t written you about Christmas yet, I’d like to start there. I had an absolutely wonderful Christmas time. On the 6th of December, I had prepared a little Nicholas surprise for each one of my family members as well as an advent calendar. Though, these are not common traditions here, they liked learning about them and enjoyed the candy. At the same time, I got to know about theirs. Each night till Christmas my host mom, Jessica, hid two elves and we had to find them in the morning. The week before Christmas break

My Exchange year already went by so fast and overall I’m really happy with my experience. I already made really good friends and I got very close to my host family. After 3 months It feels like a second home here. Of course I miss my family and friends back in Germany but I don’t have enough time to be sad about that. I´m really excited about all the up coming experiences and also about my improvements.

In the fall season I did cross country which wasn’t that easy as I thought. But it was a lot fun and I learned new things about me and I also learned to be competitive. We were only 4 people in the whole team but they all got good friends and we had a great time. One of my favorite races was the one at Mt. Sac and I met a lot of different people from the country for example some students from Arizona. It was a really big race and

Many things have pasted like homecoming, spirit week, tons of sports events, formal days, casual days, sleepovers ect.
 
But to start with I go to boarding school and I absolutely love my roommate, we have our fights but she´s one of my closest friends. I have all fall season been playing varsity volley ball, even though i never played before. It was a blast and I learned a lot, and it was a great way to get into the school community, I got so many friends that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise, i even came in the local newspaper a couple times and the school paper wrote a article on me that all my teachers pulled up in class (kind of cringe, but everyone in my classes are my friends so it was funny). Even from one of the first days I arrived basketball practice started on the side, sometimes morning practice and sometimes after volleyball, but at least three

Dear Global Horizons USA Team,
 
I am already living here for 110 days. That’s breathtaking and the time goes by so fast!
 
I am still really happy with my host family. They are already like my second family. We get to know each other better every day. I’ve found some great friends who I also like to spend time with. I am also happy with my school and the classes I’m taking. Unfortunately I’m injured so that I can’t participate in basketball this season. I’m glad I haven’t gotten homesick yet. 
Today I experienced my first, and probably last, thanksgiving. It was really nice to spend time with the whole family and we ate a lot of food! 
 
I’m very thankful for the awesome and unique time so far! 
Thanks and blessings to you!