Saturday, October 20


One of my friend ask me these question for his essay ,

1.  What's your reason to be an exchange student?2. What is/are the benefits you get for being an exchange student?3. What will you do after you finished your exchange year?

Well,Because going abroad is one of my biggest dream , and I believe that exchange year can give you another experience that not all students in Indonesia can ever experienced it.
Just a couple days ago , my mom told me that she has a friend that she knew in the university, my mom's friend was going abroad via AFS , and she really wish that she joined the selection or maybe her future children. Her first children was her only hope , but it was imposible because his son went to a semi-military boarding school. Someday about 3 years ago when my mom's only daughter ask her "May I go for an exchange student selection?" , My Mom smiled and say "Yes, of course..."


The benefits for being an exchange student not only experience, because I went to Netherlands , so Ik kan heel goed nederlands spreken !

Second learn a new culture but because my host-father is Paraguayan so I learn two cultures in one year , Netherlands and south american culture. Once , my host-auntie and uncle came from spain , woaa I think it was so cool , well I can't understand Spanish , but my host-mother always translated it to me, and now I want to learn Spanish too (but I know that I will learn Korean first :p )

Third , I get to know more about myself when I get into a new area , a new environment , a new family (I really love my family ! ik miss jullie heel erg....), and new school. Being an exchange student will get you so many me-time , when you know no-one there because you're so new in school , or when you can't speak the language , be confidence and independent ! 

Friendship , well maybe you never imagine that you have a best friend come from Thailand , Ecuador , Hong Kong and Netherlands , Yes I still keeping in touch with them via email , Facebook and Skype  You may never meet them again , but you know there will be someone out of there that can help you so if you're lost in the street on Hong kong , you can call Bravo ! If you wanna go to the Pattaya Beach you can call Bring, Best, Tonhon or Bam ! or if you are lost in the dessert of Arizona then you can call Chelsea , or if you don't know how to get to the Colosseum you can ask Silvia, or if you are lost in Gresik you can call Shinta <3 nbsp="nbsp" span="span">

For now I’m still concentrate to finish my high school, and go to the best university in Indonesia . I’m still doing my little project in my school , well maybe it’s still quite internal , I help my junior to get free books from the senior that already finished their high school , so the juniors can save their books money, and it can reduce school fee. Of course I’m still volunteering for Bina Antarbudaya – AFS Indonesia :) 

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