Hannah’s Monthly report for August and September
Bonjour!! I have had an amazing first month in Angoulême, France. When I stepped off the plane I was greeted by signs and warm hugs from my amazing host family, and was immediately introduced to the famous cuisine in France when we stopped to get croissants before heading home. My family is really great, and I have grown very close to my three younger siblings. My family doesn't speak that much English, so my French has really progressed well. It's the same situation with my school. There are three other exchange students in my city and they all attend the private catholic school in the city, while I attend the a public arts school a little outside the city. I really love my school! The students are very interesting and friendly, and there is always something going on. school is pretty long here, it starts at 8:15 and ends at 6 pm. But this is really good because I hear a lot of French throughout the day.
We also have lots of breaks in between classes (up to four hours long!) and in these breaks I attend a beginners French class for migrants and people who just moved to France at the local middle school. I really enjoy the classes, and it is really helping to improve my French! I also attended a weekend in Royan with the other exchange students in my district, there are about 50! They are all so lovely and I've already made good friends with so many people from all around the world! It amazes me that I've only met these kids once but we understand each other completely, and I have a home all over the world!! Also my host club is the best! All the members are so kind and funny, and have welcomed me with open arms. Especially my youth exchange officer, who treats me with nothing except kindness and understanding! I really like my life here and I've learned so much about the different customs and cultures here, and I can't wait to see what the next month will bring me!!
P.S. Thank you for all the support, it means a lot to me!😊