Du schreibt sehr herzlich, aber pass auf mit Imperfekt. "It just took" nicht "It'd just taken". Auch der Unterschied zwischen "good" u. "well" ist klein aber wenn du die falsche Wahl machst, dann klingt es sehr komisch.
I think I’m an open and honest person. When I ask my friends they describe me as a friendly, helpful, confident person who likes laughing, but also a person, who is a bit special, maybe a bit bubbly. I’m “one of the most sociable person who I’ve ever met”, said one of them and the person on the left side added: “you’re the brain of our group”. They like that I’m spontaneous and that I’m always ready for a joke. But I don’t like it when they’re saying that, it’s just too much.
My mother always says that I’m an interested and ambitious girl. I “know what I want and I try to find my way”.
I’ve got a good connection to my family. With my mum I’m laughing and she’s from my mother also a good friend of mine. We do a lot of things together. My brother is quite nice and we’re joking. He helps and explains me something, when I’ve got problems in school. Of course we argue sometimes, nothing serious though. But as a rule we get on well. With my dad, I think, I’ve got the best connection. I can talk about almost everything with him and he’s the person who understands me in the best way. But because of my parents' divorce, I see him just once a fortnight. When I see him we're usually doing some special things; it might be that we travel to the mountains and go skiing, sliding or something like that. Another time, we’re go swimming in a big pool, visiting popular places or going to a leisure park. So we have a lot of fun together.
My connection to my friends is very nice. I like doing something with them in my free time; sometimes we go out together , sometimes we watch a movie in the cinema or we just have a lot of fun. I can talk with them about everything and they are always there when I need them. Friends are very important for me.
To my family and friends I’ve got an honest connection, that’s good for everybody.
In my free time I like reading books. I’m doing it almost every day; it’s a good distraction from school and family. I’m playing the guitar and the flute, but not regularly. My preferred sports activities are swimming and jogging. It depends on the weather and on my mood how often I practise it. In summer I go jogging approximately twice or three times a week. I’m open to try new things.
In school I’m interested in Maths, German and arts.
In my class I’m one of the best students. I help the other students when they need help or when they ask me something. I think I’m accepted very well in my class. In my family I’m the youngest person. When I need help for school then I generally ask my brother. He’s one class higher than me.
When things are important for me then I can rely on his support.
I got my first impression of an exchange two years ago. In my old school, I attended an exchange with Nederland. It just took one week but it was really nice. Three months later I met an exchange student from Argentina here in Switzerland by chance. He told me a lot about the exchange and I was impressed. I was interested in this topic and I started to look for information.
From an AFS-exchange year I hope to gain insights in a new foreign culture, to make new acquaintances and experiences. Further I expect to speak a second language as well as my native language, but I think that’s not the most important thing. I think this year will help for my future; in school, in a job or just personally. Maybe it’ll give me more self-confidence and independence.
A deep influence was the divorce of my parents. In the first time, I didn’t know what to think about it. It was very difficult when my father moved out of our flat. I couldn’t believe it, I was unhappy and I no longer had the same self-confidence. Maybe I was even a bit furious and disappointed in me and my parents.
With the time I accepted it; I talked to my friends and wrote a lot. I like writing; it helps to sort out my thoughts. It helped a lot to entrust someone with my problems. They could give some advice.
Since they split up four years have passed. I think I got over the situation alright. I went out with new experiences and new courage and I can help other people with the same problems.
When I look ahead my future is not really clear. First I would like to do this exchange year. After that I want to graduate from school. Everything after this – I don’t know. Probably I’m going to study at a university (maybe medical science, mathematics or economics). I’d like to study abroad if it’s possible.