Une lycéenne américaine en France : témoignage

Nous recevons aussi des lycéens américains que nous accueillons pendant une année en France. Voici son compte-rendu à mi-séjour en France (et aussi l’occasion de tester vos connaissances en anglais) :

I am a 16 year old foreign exchange student in Toulouse, France. I am from Pennsylvania (USA). I decided to come to France because I have always been motivated to learn French. Even though I could have just continued taking French classes in order to learn the language, I made the decision to study abroad because I was also interested in learning about the French culture (and of course because I really wanted to see France).

I am glad that I made the decision to come to France because I have been having the time of my life. I have been able to see so much of France. For example, within a week of my arrival, my host family and I went on vacation to Banyuls-sur-mer where we enjoyed the beach, and went boating and snorkeling.

Once school started, I was able to see the differences between school in France and school in America. At first it was a little hard to adapt to the way things were, but with the help of my friends, I have been able to get used to it all. Something I really like about school in France is that we get a lot of vacations, and with these vacations, I have been able to travel within France. During our first vacation, my host family and I went to the Basque Country (Biarritz, Bayonne, Anglet, etc), and during Christmas vacation, we traveled up north to Normandy (Fécamp and Rouen). Then, we went to Paris, where we spent 5 days visiting museums and taking tours of the beautiful city. For the New Year’s celebration, we went to Angers and spent time with a friend of my host parents. It’s incredible to think of all the places I’ve been and all the things I’ve done so far and to think that there is even MORE to come.

I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity. It is truly an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.  

 

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