Thank you so much for hosting me. My name is Barbara, and I live in Brazil. I live with my mom, my dad, my younger sister and my dog. My mom works for the municipal government. My dad works as a accountant. My house isn’t big so I share a bedroom with my sister. My family and I have a great relationship. We love to travel, eat açaí bowls together, go to the movies, go shopping and we also go to church together on Sundays. My sister and I have a great time together, we watch movies, listen to music and sometimes we cook, although she’s much better than me at cooking
I’m very easygoing and friendly. I’m also spontaneous and talkative around my friends but I’m very quiet around many people because I’m a little bit shy. I’m very hardworking and organized at school, I also try my hardest to accomplish my dreams. Besides that, I love making people laugh and get together with my friends.
My daily routine is almost always the same because school makes me very busy. On weekdays, I have classes which start at 7 AM and every week I have tests. On Saturday mornings I have English classes from 8:30 AM to 10:40 AM and I usually visit my paternal grandparents. On Sundays we have lunch with my maternal grandparents and my relatives, we usually go to the church I haven’t had much time lately because of school assignments and tests so I stay home a lot. In my free time I love to hang out with my friends at the movies and go bowling, I love writing, I have some notebooks and journals where I write about random things, like traveling, playlists or even some texts. I also like to read and I like photography but I don’t know a lot about it. Sometimes my family and I also go out to visit cities around here. I’m not good at sports but I like to watch them in stadiums and arenas. My favorite kind of music is pop music like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran. I also like gospel songs like Hillsong. Most of my best friends live a little bit far from me but whenever we can, we hang out and throw a sleepover party. My best friend and I have been friends since we were 4. But she moved out and she has lived in Philadelphia for almost 2 years.
During our summer vacation, my family and I drive down to the south to visit some relatives who live there. It’s one of my favorite cities in the country. I think it looks a lot like Europe, it has many parks and it’s always full of flowers so we spend a lot of time out visiting places. I’ve never been there during winter but I’d really like to because it gets very cold and I love it. We also drive to another city. I think they have the best beaches in the country. It’s a very beautiful city with nice people.
I live in a state, which I like, that is known for being a historical place and for its gastronomy. In my city there are many museums and malls. When people hang out here they usually go to restaurants, bars and the malls. My favorite place here is a park far from my house where people go to practice sports, walk, hike, make picnics and other fun activities.
The exchange program means a lot to me because I’ve always loved to learn about new cultures and make friends from different places. I wanna improve my English, learn from other people and grow up with this experience.. I really would like to have host sisters/brothers. I’d like to visit a National Park, I also want to see snow because I’ve never seen it and it’s something very different for me.
I’m looking forward to meeting you guys and excited to have a great time in America.