My name is Cornelia, I'm 17 y/o and until july, 2017, I'm living as a foreign exchange student in Arkansas, USA. Recently I decided to share more of my exchange, than pictures on facebook by blogging.

I've been here for 5 weeks now and It's been amazing! I've hiked in a thunderstorm, been to my first baseball game, seen The Grand Canyon of Arkansas, started High School and much, much more.

August 3rd I left my family in Sweden and I now live with my hostfamily that consists of my hostmom, hostdad, 15 year old hostbrother and hostsister, that's going away to Spain for a year, next sunday.

Even though I'm starting to get used to the American culture, High School and starting to feel like home in this town, I still see new things everyday and it's just as fascinating every time. I've met so many new people and everyone here are super nice and welcoming.

School is a lot of fun, different and exciting.

After school I play tennis and I recently joined cheerleading!

The last weeks have been absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see what this year brings!

Next weekend I'm going to Fayetteville, Arkansas for an exchange student orientation camp and I'm super excited to meet other exhange students in SCRYE (South Central Rotary Youth Exchange).

I'm going to try to post once a week, but I can't promise anything haha

I hope y'all want to follow me and my journey, living in America for the next 10 months.

- Cornelia



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