Friday October 27, 2017 That friday was the last home football game of the season - and it was also senior night for the football players! It rained so much we had to go get hot cocoa and s poncho from the dollar store, but it was so much fun anywa…

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Hi guys! I was lucky enough to get elected into National Honor Society at my school. It is a huge honour, and I'm so excited to see what this club has to offer me, and what I can bring into it. The induction ceremony was last week, and it was so sp…

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Hi guys! It's fall y'all - or something like that... here in Kentucky it's still 25-28 degrees c and humid, so it's not quite the fall I am used to back in Denmark, but I can't complain! My fall break was pretty relaxed, filled with sleepovers and.…

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Hey y'all! Hope everyone is happy, healthy and having a great day! I have been in Kentucky for 2 months now, actually 2 months and 1 day, and that is such a weird thing to me... I don't know why, but before I left I had such a hard time picturing m…

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Hiii people! Hope you all are doing great! I went to Gatlinburg this weekend with my host mum, host sister and some family -friends - and I had a blast! Gatlinburg is such a special and cute little town. And the mountains were absolutely stunning! …

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Hiiii! I completed my first cross country race yesterday, yay! It was a 3K in Charlie Vettiner park. I'm glad it was a 3K, so my first eace was something easier. I slept over at my friend Erika's house with Erika, of course, Bailey, Belle from mond…

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THURSDAY AUGUST 24 2017 Thursday was a normal day of school, I had classes and practise afterwards. After practise my friend Erika picked Belle and I up and we went to Bernheim forest to eat, mostly, get eaten by mosquitoes and talk to stoned peopl…

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Heyy! Kentucky has a fair every year, and I went there yesterday after cross country with my friend, Rebecca, my host mom, host sister, her friend and mom. There's a lot of things to do and see there: Rides, animals, small shops, a rodeo and of cou…

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Hiii! Yesterday I went to see my host sister barrel race for the first time! She raced the two horses in the picture below, and whenever she was on one, I got to ride the other, which was such a blast! Gosh I've missed riding! I was beyond fascinat…

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Hii! Hope y'all are having a great Wednesday! For me, the first week of school is officially done, it has been an exiting, hectic and a bit confusing week. I had to change some classes, because they were too big of a mouthful for me, the vocabulary…

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Hiii! Today - august 9th 2017 - was my first day of school at Bullitt Central! I rode the school bus to school, and it was a little late, but we all got to school in time, so no worries. Overall I would say that it's been a good day! I've been gone for 12 hours, so I'm pretty tired, but I'm still excited! I had homeroom and then my 6 periods (Visual art, Pre AP US history, AP psychology, U.S government, English and Pre calculus). I all went pretty smoothly, we pretty much just got papers today, they talked a bit about rules and other important stuff, so we didn't really do any school work, except for in calculus.

It still doesn't feel real that I've actually started school, I wasn't really that nervous or confused, which I think is because it still doesn't feel real, and because I had already gotten a tour of the school where they showed me all my classrooms... It is true though, that the hallways are filled, like FILLED, you have to push yourself through to get anywhere, it's crazyyyy.

Bullitt Central has a lot of awesome teachers, they are really passionated and they care, they care about the students and their future, which really shines through, I'm really exited to be in all my classes (even my math class and I HATE math with a burning passion ahah)

After school I had cross country, and can I just say how happy I am that I joined that team, it has helped me so much to get a smooth school start and also, the people in there are awesome!

- Kat


Please keep in mind that this picture was taken at 5:30 in the morning ahaha...I am smiling though!

This is one of my cross country coaches, coach Tallent.

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CROSS COUNTRY

As I have mentioned before I joined the cross country team at my high school - and I'm really glad I did! I started practising with them last friday. Friday we ran 5k - that's another thing I love about cross country: they measure in km which means that I understand it yay! Saturday the team meet up at a coffee shop that's just down my road from where I live, and we ran in that area. It's really fun and I love the people there! Today - monday august 7th - all the girls from the team meet up at denny's diner at 8am for breakfast, it's the first diner I've ever been to, it was just as I had imagined! I got banana blueberry pancakes and a bowl of fruit (and coffee of course ahah!). I love how great of a unity you have as a team here in America, it's simply amazing!

WELCOME TO AMERICA PARTY

My host family hosted a welcome to America party for me last Saturday - august 5th. A lot of their family and friends were invited, they were all super nice! I got to invite Hedda, my best norwegian friend, it was so great to see her again, I love that girl to pieces! My host parents had rented a big waterslide for the backyard, and gosh that was so much fun, we had a lot of kids at the party and they sure loved that waterslide! The theme for the part was red, white and blue (of course!). We had all american food and sweets: Apple pie, rice crispy treats, Mac and cheese, hamburgers... and everything in-between (My host mom had made sure there was some fruit and veggies, because let me tell you, they are amazing here!). Overall I had a great day, it was so much fun and I couldn't be happier or more grateful!

(btw. I totally forgot to take photos that day...ups.. so thank you, Hedda, for the photos ahah!

- Kat

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Hiiii! As I have mentioned before I was on bus 1 to the airport, luckily for me I was flying with another girl from camp, Marie, who was also going to Kentucky. We flew from JFK airport at 6:30 in the morning, had a connection flight in Charlotte and then we headed out for Louisville. The flight went pretty smoothly and it was a lot more fun when I had Marie by my side (shout out to you my girl, you rock).

It was so surreal to see my host family standing there with a sign that said "Welcome, Katrine"! I've been here for a week now, and I love It! My host mom took the whole week off of work to get me settled in, which I really appreciate! Monday we went to get me registered for classes, so I'm all ready to start school. I'm joining the cross country team - the coach let me on the team even though they have been practicing all summer, my first run with them was yesterday at 8am! Couldn't be more exited, grateful and happy right now! - Even though I'm battling the Ohio Valley crud right now ahah - It's getting better though, so no worries aha!

- Kat

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Prom was held on the last night of camp - it was really bittersweet, on one hand I didn't want to leave all the great people at camp, but on the other I was more than ready to fly out and meet my host family. The whole prom thing started a couple of days before the actual prom, because people were asking each other to the dance with promposals - ahah it was so much fun!

I had a really good time with all my friends and my prom date! A lot of the students got to go back to the dorms to sleep, but I was on the first bus to the airport, so I had to stay in the gym - That's right, I went straight from prom to the airport to fly to my host family... I must have smelled a lot when I arrived ahaha!

The last song they played was 'Don't stop believing' by Journey, and gosh, right there in that moment all I could think about was how happy I was to have met all these amazing people, and how sad it was that I had to leave, but still how exited I was for meeting my host family the next morning - A LOT of thoughts and emotions that night ahaha!

I would encourage every EF exchange student to go to camp, it has been an amazing experience. A tiring experience, but an experience that taught me a lot and led me to some amazing people. It's crazy how much you can bond with people over only ten days - I am more than grateful.

- Kat

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Tuesday the 25th of July all the camp students, ambassadors and some staff members went to a baseball game! This was my first time at any american sports game - it was so much fun to be there even though baseball isn't the most exiting game to watch...The atmosphere made up for that! I got cotton candy for the first time in 10 years - it still taste the same as it did when I was 6.

Next up is a post about camp prom yay!

- Kat

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I'm apart of Washington Wolves here on campus, but there's three other high schools as well! All the high schools compete against each other in different activities and games. Last Friday we had a pep rally, where the loudest and most creative high school would win. We got in the finals, but then lost to the Polk Penguins... oh well... it was SO much fun anyways!

I did get to feel a little homesick Saturday, the great thing here is, that everyone feels the same or has felt it at one point. I talked it out with Hedda and two of the best ambassadors here at camp, Ida and Joël. All the people here are so great, and I'm beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to do this.

- Kat

This is our ambassadors as well as some staff members at the pep rally! Ahah love it!

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Wednesday July 19 2017

I got to camp at around 3 pm on Wednesday, the flight went as expected - and was great for a journey that long! Saying goodbye to my family wasn't as hard as I expected, but with that said I did cry. There was just so much stuff to focus on that there basically wasn't time to be sad ahah!

Driving through New York City was amazing, I've never seen anything like it in my entire life! We were the second bus to arrive at camp, so there wasn't many people here at all when we arrived. We got our key cards and schedules, and an ambassador showed us to our dorm rooms so we could settle in. Wednesday night we didn't do much, because we were still waiting for a lot of students to arrive over night.


Thursday July 20 2017

This was the first official day here at camp, we started the day of with a parade of nations, where everybody got to feel quite patriotic ahah! It was so much fun! We also got separated into high schools and home rooms, I'm a 'Washington wolf' in homeroom 'north', we have the coolest teacher and ambassador - Cherie and Mathilde! In class today we got to know the other students and we planned Sundays trip to New York City! I can't wait! We were supposed to do 'the amazing race' as an evening activity, but there was a thunderstorm on its way, so we made a movie night instead and watched 'despicable me'.

It's all so overwhelming and so so so much fun, the other students I've meet so far are all super nice! Plus, the food here is great ahaha!

- Kat

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Min familie og jeg ankom til København i formiddags, og har nydt 'den sidste' tid i hinandens selskab. Jeg tager afsted i nat kl. 6:50, og skal mødes med de andre studerende og tre fra EF kontoret kl. 3:50. Ihhh hvor er jeg spændt - ...nervøs, men på en god måde! Vi overnatter i min muts bedste venindes lejlighed på Østerbro, og har ca. 20 minutters kørsel til lufthavnen, hvilket er skønt, i forhold til de 3 timer fra vores sommerhus på vestkysten ahha!

Selvom det ikke har væres den mest byturs-agtige dag, var vi alligevel lige et smut på papirøen, i min mors yndlings vintage butik og på en fransk restaurant til aftensmad. Det har været en super hyggelig dag, nu glæder jeg mig til at tage hul på det hele imorgen.

- Katrine, aftenen før afrejse

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Heyy! I dag er der præcis 1 uge til jeg rejser, det er fuldstændigt surrealistisk! Det jeg har arbejdet- og ventet på i halvandet år, nærmer sig med hastige skridt. Jeg nyder tiden i sommerhus med min familie, hvor vi bare tager den med ro... Men jeg var alligevel hjemme i Strib og besøge mine bedste veninder igår, jeg troede slet ikke jeg skulle se dem igen, inden jeg tog afsted, så det var skønt. Vi spiste pizza og hyggede os hele dagen, dagen efter tog jeg toget til Esbjerg, hvor min mut hentede mig.

I dag var min familie og jeg på 'udflugt', hvor vi bl.a var i Tambours have. - Pigerne på billedet er mine søstre yay!

En af de ting der er så fede ved udveksling, er alle de fantastiske mennesker du lærer at kende! Hvis det ikke var for EF, havde jeg aldrig mødt min gode veninde Hedda. Hun er fra Norge og skal også tilbringe hendes år i Kentucky - tæt på mig! Vi skal oven i købet også på camp sammen, så det er sindssygt fedt!

- Billedet er fra vores virtuelle sleep-over, hvilket næsten er lige så godt som the real thing ahah.

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Det er lige så stille ved at gå op for mig, at jeg snart tager afsted, og jeg er ved at blive lidt spændt, meeeeen mest af alt glæder jeg mig helt vildt til at tage hul på mit år - det bliver helt vildt!

- Katrine, 7 dage før afrejse



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