First of all I want to thank you for reading this letter and thinking about giving me a home in your family for my year abroad.
My name is Lara and I’m living with my parents and my younger brother in a small village in the west of Germany. Our village community is quite good because we do a lot of things together and we often participate in village events like our christmas party or may day. We have some events every month.
During the week I usually have to do a lot for school. On Mondays and Fridays I always have one and a half hours of karate. It’s a sport about self-defense and I’m doing it since February 2017. I enjoy it a lot. In the beginning of 2018 I will probably do my yellow belt exam. But the belt color is not that important to me because I can learn something new every time.
I also like horse riding. Last summer, I rode with my neighbor in the woods and the fields as often as I could. However we rode bareback so I don’t know to put on a sattel properly.
When I was four years old I starded dancing. I danced hip hop, quilted, jazz and ballet several times at week. When I was eleven it became too stressful for me and I didn’t enjoy it that much anymore. So I have stopped.
At home we have several pets. Namely two dogs, with whom I go for a walk more often. And also a guinea pig. He lives in my room.
During the school holidays I always go to a christian musical leisure with my best friends. It’s organized by my uncle. It takes a place in the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Easter holidays and autumn holidays. It lasts one week each. I have been going to these leisures since I was seven and I have many good friends there.
My school is a Privates Gymnasium. It starts at 7:20am and ends at 3:30pm in the afternoon. At 11:40am is lunch there and the other nine hours we have class. Except Tuesdays. There we have activities in the last two hours.
When I’m at home in the evening I like watching movies and series. My favorite series are NCIS, Bull and Hawaii Five O. I often cut fan videos about this series with my laptop. My favorite actor and idol is Michael Weatherly. He currently lives in New York and shoots there for his series Bull. He is the main character.
I do not read much but my favorite books are “the Outsiders“ by S.E. Hinton and the trilogy “Delirium“ by Lauren Oliver.
For a year abroad, I was already interested in the fifth grade and I’m very happy and grateful that this dream is finally coming true. I hope I will collect many experiences and will improve my english in this year. I’m exited to meet new people and find new friends. Also I’m really looking forward to getting to know the American culture, living in a host family and attending a typical US American high school.
I hope this letter helps get to know me a little bit better and I would be really glad If I’m able to get a part of your family for my year in the united states.
Hope we see us soon!