Hej everyone! I am an AFS intercultural exchange student from North Pole, Alaska in Denmark 2008-2009. Jeg kommer fra Alaska, USA (I'm from Alaska). This blog site will be my main source of communication with friends and family for the next year so please comment on my posts and don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about being an exchange student or AFS in general. Tak og Hej Hej!
Hey guys! (that's for you mom because I know you don't like the Hej!)
Today my host parents, Maria and Anders, and I brought Nikolai my host brother to his boarding school about 17 kilos away. Boarding school is very common for kids going into 9th or 10th grade here in Denmark. So I was really excited about seeing a boarding school. The school Nikolai is going to has 3 lines. A line is like a group of classes and topics that you choose. So at this school the lines are adventure (sports and stuff), Musik (self explanatory), and Creative arts (like designing clothes and other arts). You still have to take math and sciences but the line you choose is kind of like your elective classes- the ones you get to choose for fun. So anyway.. after we said goodbye to Nikolai (who is going to come home every other weekend or so) Maria and Anders took me on a scenic tour of southern Fyn. The first picture is just one of the beautiful houses here. I feel bad showing you these pictures because they don't do the real thing any justice. It's hard to capture what your eyes see in a photo....... but i'm working on it!haha.. We also saw this castle that a rich family lives in, but again.. the real thing is MUCH prettier! But I think one day after school this week I will ride my bike down the road and just take good pictures of the gorgeous houses I see. I keep thinking about the other day when I was riding from my host mom's brother, Bjarke's house back home and I saw someone getting married at the church in town. It was the prettiest thing I have ever seen.. I don't know why. It was just sunny and everyone looked so happy and I thought "Stop and take a picture!" but I didn't and I regret it so much! Maria says there will be a thousand more opportunities like that but I'm not sure.. It was too perfect.
Oh! I don't know if I told you that I start school on Tuesday! Ah!! I'm kind of nervous, but I know I'll be okay. Bjarke, who is SUPER nice is going to come to school with me and help me figure out what classes I'm going to take.. so I feel better about the whole school thing already! But now I think I will sleep because I can't keep my eyelids open any more! I've had a long day!