Chloe Bents, Worthington exchange student to Crailsheim
The past month has been really amazing. I moved in with my fourth and final host family, the Reimesch family. I really enjoy living with them. We do many activities together such as playing cards, bike tours, hiking and swimming in their outdoor pool. This month, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Paris. It was a school-sponsored trip with the French class, along with another school who we picked up along the way. The bus ride took about 10 hours, and we arrived in Paris around 6 in the evening.
April was great! I continued with orchestra and am working hard to prepare for my concert in July where I will play a duet and solo and with a large group orchestra. I enjoyed my time with the Baumanns. We liked to play games, go out to eat, watch movies, go on walks and so much more. It has been a lot of fun to have younger siblings and has been an interesting, different point of view. I also love seeing and spending time with my friends who now have to prepare for their final exams.
March was eventful and exciting! I began by moving in with my third host family, Markus and Nicole Baumann and their three children: daughters Lea (15) and Feli (12) and son Levin (9). This is my first time ever having a brother, and it has been interesting to live with little siblings. They are very nice people and are treating me well. I am enjoying some usual activities of walking, shopping, bowling and other things.
The month of February was filled with truly amazing experiences. I started the month out with a volleyball tournament. There were 10 teams in total and while we came in tenth place, I still had a lot of fun! I finished my ballroom dance course with an “Abschluss Ball” that showcased the many different dances we learned. It began with the couples lining up and marching around the room so everyone could see. Throughout the night we rotated in groups to show off our dances with the public given a chance to dance in between.
My time in Germany is going fast; I can’t believe the end of January marked half a year I have been here already! I have learned so much, and have experienced many amazing things in such a short time. I strongly encourage anyone who is thinking about applying for the exchange to give it a try. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The month of December has been busy! I continued with ballroom dancing, and I had my first orchestra concert. I also did a lot of sightseeing this month.
This month went by so quickly! I did so much and I had so much fun. At the beginning of the month, I moved in with the Zanzinger family. They consist of dad Ralph, mom Sandra and two daughters — Kira, 15, who is a friend from my class at school, and Liv, 12. It is the first time I’ve ever had a little sibling and I like it. I enjoy getting to know this family, and I am very happy here.
October has gone by so fast! I have done many amazing things to fill the time. I continue with school, orchestra, ballroom dancing and soccer. I also enjoy other activities such as hanging out with friends and going to the movie theater.
I am writing to update you on this past month in Crailsheim, Germany, which has been busy but so much fun! I joined a ballroom dance class, an orchestra, and I continue to play soccer. I enjoy being in various groups because I am able to meet new people and try new things. Both ballroom dancing and soccer are new experiences for me. They’re both challenging but fun. I continue orchestra while away because of my love for the cello. It is amazing because with music you don’t need to speak. It is a universal language, and that is another reason I enjoy playing.
Hello friends! I have been in Germany for a month now and already have experienced so many amazing things. Currently, I live in Onolzheim, a nearby village of Crailsheim. It’s been fun to see parts of the different villages. The adjustment has been going well.