Three beautiful things I will never forget: feeling totally comfortable in another country; having found a second wonderful family; feeling utterly exhausted but deeply satisfied with every single thing I’m experiencing here.
Relationships with the host family:
After about 7 months relationships with my host family have strengthened. With every passing day I feel more and more at ease and I could not be happier to be given this great and special opportunity.
Relations with the host community and friends:
One thing I will always be grateful for is the opportunity to meet other exchange students like me. I have developed a number of friendships that enrich me, friends from all over the world that I will keep with me for life.
Inclusion and academic achievement with respect to performance and interactions with teachers and peers:
School has been getting increasingly better. I have been making a lot of new friends. My English has been improving. I’m trying to make the most of my exchange student experience with clubs and activities after school hours.
With the beginning of the spring sports season, I started athletics 5 days a week; I helped to draw a graffiti, I went to Portland with my host family, I attended writers’ readings once a month.
Three beautiful things I will never forget:
Feeling totally comfortable in another country; having found a second wonderful family; feeling utterly exhausted but deeply satisfied with every single thing I’m experiencing here.
Three nasty things I will never forget: The thing I will never forget are my homesick moments: at the beginning, I had some difficult moments since I could not accept the idea that, like me, also my relatives and friends in Italy were going on with their lives without me.
From Bergamo to the Usa for a year
with Intercultura and the support of the Pesenti Foundation