Noemi’s story: from Lovere-Boario to Cleveland Heights (USA) for a year,
with Intercultura and the support of the Pesenti Foundation.
The journey continues!
1st Quarter: September 2018
2nd Quarter: December 2018
3rd Quarter: March 2019
3RD QUARTER: DECEMBER 2018 – FEBRUARY 2019
Month to month, Noemi tells us about her experience abroad, thanks to the annual Intercultura program in the USA.
Relationships with the host family:
I have been in a new host family for a while now. Mum is always sympathetic and funny, my 16-year-old sister is smart and loves hanging out with friends, my older sister is in college and I I look forward to meeting her, my father works in Florida but he comes back home every three-four weeks. They are all very helpful and kind and they never make me miss anything!
Relationships with the host community and friends:
It is always a bit hard to integrate in a new community, but I’m engaging in many extracurricular activities to integrate better.
Inclusion and academic achievement with respect to performance and interactions with teachers and peers:
My school grades are pretty ok, all As and Bs. Teachers seem pleased with my efforts and relations with classmates are good enough.
I participated in a ski course and entered the tryouts for the skating team.
I have also joined the lacrosse team and the singing group that is having a series of concerts soon.
Three beautiful things I will never forget:
Mary Poppins the Musical.
My senior project.
Three nasty things I will never forget:
Social life here.
The change of host family.
My health problems.