Dear Host family,
My name is Petra and I’m 16 y/o and my birthday is in February. I live in a house in the north of Sweden with my mum, dad and little brother. My little brother is two years younger than me, and we almost never argue. I easily get on with the most different kinds of people, so I’m barely never in a argument with any friends or people at school.
On my spare time I practise figure skating, but I’ve actually decided that I will stop practicing figure skating in 2016. I’m also a figure skating coach for beginners and I really love that. 4 things that I really love to do in my spare time is to hang out with friends, take photos with my camera, listen to music and go shopping, but I also really love to try new things. I also really like to decorate, so my room at home has been through lots of changes during the past years. If I would describe myself in a few words, I would say that I’m very open-minded, calm and happy. My favourite time of the year is spring and summer, because I just really love when it’s warm outside. I love animals, especially dogs and cats, but dogs are definitely my favourite. I don’t have any pets at home. I really like to travel and I’m always excited to learn new things. When I have time, I really like to watch movies and the tv series Pretty Little Liars. My favourite food is Pasta, chicken and Pizza but I love the most kinds of food. My expectations on this year is definitely to learn lots of new things, and of course get memories for life.
I started to think about going on an exchange year about 3 years ago, and since then it has always been something that I’ve been interested in doing in the future. I choosed the United States because I think that it would be nice to experience a whole new culture, and at the same time practice and improve my english. And since I’ve already been to the U.K a couple of times, it was kind of obvious for me to choose the United States because I want to see, learn and experience something new.
I hope that I can bring something new to my host family, and maybe they will learn something new about Sweden and our culture. And of course I hope that I will bring lots of good memories to my host family. :)
I’m really looking forward to my exchange year!