Program Start: August 2024
Program Length: Academic Semester
Interests: Soccer, Skiing, Weightlifting, Running
Hello! My name is Joonas. I am 17-year-old boy from an European country Finland. I would like to have an exchange year in USA and stay in your family.
I am very exited about the chance to be part of an American family! I think the best part of this cultural exchange is getting to experience the everyday life and the regular things that makes your culture different from my own. I have always been passionate about experiencing new cultures and creating lasting connections with people from around the world and that is why I really want to be involved in your daily life, learn about your traditions. I’m also curious to see how school in the U.S. is different from what I’m used to in Finland. I mean I’m not that interested in the classes but also in meeting local students, making friends, experiencing how different it is compared to Finnish high-school and enjoying the social side of school life.
It would be great if I could continue playing soccer and also experience American sport culture. I’ve seen in movies and on social media that American holidays are big family celebrations, and I’d love to be a part of that. Experiencing your family’s traditions during these holidays is something I’m genuinely excited about, as it will provide me with a deeper understanding of your culture. I am genuinely interested in learning about your traditions and sharing my own from Finland.
I understand the responsibilities and challenges that are going to be part of adapting to my new life as an exchange student so that’s why I really do hope to not only be a respectful and responsible member of your household but also a helpful and positive addition to your family dynamic. I’m very adaptive person and usually come along with everybody. I want to let you know that I come along very good with people who have different values and way of thinking. I am excited about the journey ahead and I am grateful for the opportunity to share this exchange experience with your family.
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