Letter: New Crailsheim student getting settled in WorthingtonHi, I’m Sarah Meiser, the exchange student from Crailsheim, Germany. I flew on the 27th of July over Iceland to Minneapolis. The total nine-hour flight was very exhausting, and I was glad when I arrived at 6:30 p.m. in Minneapolis.
By: Sarah Meiser, Crailsheim exchange student, Worthington Daily Globe
Hi, I’m Sarah Meiser, the exchange student from Crailsheim, Germany. I flew on the 27th of July over Iceland to Minneapolis. The total nine-hour flight was very exhausting, and I was glad when I arrived at 6:30 pm in Minneapolis. My first impressions of America were that everything is much bigger and everything has a lot more space and all roads are completly straight.
First we’d eat something, and at 6 a.m. German time we arrived in Bigelow, where I’m living with my first host family, the Janssens. In the first few days I was with my three host siblings Nicole (18), Sarah (15) and Kyle (11), and had a tour through Bigelow and Worthington. I was in a water park and got to know the first people with whom I got along really well.
On Sunday, I was in church for the first time at St. Mary’s in Worthington. I think it’s nearly the same as in Germany. In the next few days I was with Sarah as a mentor at the Kids College, which is something like youth group, and we looked after the children while they were making in the various classrooms different things. I like this very much.
Then, we went on vacation. First, we stayed in South Dakota. We went to Bear Country, visited the Sylvan Lake and looked at Mount Rushmore to the presidents’ heads. Things were all very impressive and beautiful. I would prefer to stay longer there. Then, we went to Sundance, Wyoming, where we went to Devils Tower. There we also made old-time pictures with old clothes. That was totally fun.
Then it was on to the next state, Montana, where we did whitewater rafting. That was one of my personal highlights. We went on a river with our boats, and were completly wet at the end. The next day we went to the Yellowstone National Park, where we saw a huge geyser. A geyser is something like a giant, natural fountain. The water in the soil is very hot and then gushes out of a hole in the ground. And then we made a brief stop in Idaho to take a picture.
Then we drove home and stopped at Sioux Falls, where we went shopping. We arrived home just in time to see the Worthington-area musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” It was very good. Now I’m playing tennis, which I’ve never done before, but it is totally fun!
So, you can definitely say that my time here in America was very exciting and cool. I love the weather here, which actually was very hot and beautiful every day. And I am so glad that I am here. Greetings to everyone in Worthington,