I am Leire, a teenager from a small city in the north of Spain. This city is quite popular (in Europe mostly) because we have a great museum. I live in the Basque Country. In this region, the culture is different compared to Spain. For instance, we have our own language. That language is the Basque and I speak it. What is more, some of my subject are in Basque. Besides, we have basque dances and basque cuisine. Basque cuisine is also quite popular. We have “pinchos”, which are kind of little snacks, like bites.
I am a typical Spanish teenager. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends. I also have a good time doing sports and that is the reason why I play basketball in my school’s team. Besides, I really like reading and listening to music. If I could, I would spend all day just listening to music. My city is near the coast, so in summer I always go to the beach. I love the beach! In addition, I participate in scout, which is a program similar to boys and girls scout in States, but here we are mixed. We also encourage team building, work on leaderships skills and we do volunteering work.
In my family we are four members, my parents, my sister and me. My sister is just one year younger than me. As is common between siblings we fight, but in spite of that, we love each other and we also play basketball together. I like spending time with my family so we usually have dinner, watch films and travel together.
I guess you want to know which is the reason why I want to study abroad and why I choose States. I have always dreamt about studying abroad. I think that you can learn a lot of thing and not only academically. If you make the best of this experience, you can know another culture, make friends, learn how is life without having family close, etc. I choose USA because in general, I love the culture. I have watched many American films and in all of them high school seems amazing and very different from here. In Spain we don’t have dances or football games and not even cheerleaders.
This is me. I hope you like the letter and I hope seeing you soon.