My Exchange in Washington DC
When I arrived here I felt like at home straight away-the people and especially the Stone ridge Girls were very kind and open-minded. Also the teachers made a contribution to my enjoyable stay because.I received a good schedule and gained a lot of knowledge. Still, I had a free period everyday, which spent in the library, so I had no trouble catching up with my school work from Vienna.
In the afternoon my host student had training at the gym everyday for two hours. She is part of the cross-country team, so I joined it, too on most days. I was stunned by how athletic the girls are.
School usually ended for me at six o’clock, so we rather used the weekends to do sightseeing.
The weekends were a lot of fun! We spent two days in Ocean city, tried typical American food, did sightseeing in DC and even explored New York on a longer Weekend.
I did not only improve my language and got to know another culture, but also gained many friends and experiences and learned to become more independent. Going on this exchange was one of the best decisions I ever made and I can sincerely recommend it to every other student!