Sunday, December 04, 2011
I was in the airport in August 12, my dad and my mom and my all family
just cried and no reaction from my mom. I hugged them and said “ I love you
thank for the opportunity ”,I was crying so much. This would be the first
flight of my life, and I was lost in the Orlando Airport and after 10
minutes I found my host parents I was so happy.
I thought travel by plain I was so scared because was the first time,
with some adrenaline, when the plain took off and landed. I was surprised in
see a metro station in the airport of Miami, I had never took one, this was
the first time. When I arrived in Orlando I was lost but after 10 minutes I
saw my host father holding the plates “Welcome to Florida Rômulo”, I was
happy to believe that my dreams to live in America.
The city where I will live the whole year is Winter Park,there is no
building this is a little different for me because I am from São Paulo and
there are only buildings. My first impression about here in contrast with my
country is that here in US doesn't have walls around the houses and don’t’
have terrible drivers and the cities are really organized and clean.
The Rotary made a welcome party for me and the others exchange students
that are living in same town that me. In this party I had the opportunity to
meet them and all my host families, including Michael, the boy from Palatka
that is living with my parents in Brazil now. Hug everybody with a kiss is
common in Brazil "especially when you are going to live in their houses or
spend a long time together", so in the beginning here I just couldn’t accept
a wave of hand, but now I understand that this doesn’t mean that people
don’t like you.
The first inbound orientation weekend, with all the exchanges from
Florida was amazing, I made a ot of friends who I always contact to exchange
experiences. We (Brazilians) are a big and happy group, and we had a lot of
fun making jokes with each other because the different accents we have from
different regions in our country and the other exchange student are so funny
and laughing all the time.
In the Halloween I went Universal Studios Night Horror was so funny and
so sacred at the same time. Thanksgiving week was a awesome holidays, and my
host parents went to St. Louis, and we ate delicious food, I watched a
hockey game live and I knew the Arch and I ate a lot of cookies (I love it)
that I love! The time is going fast, and I don’t have time to homesick, but
I'm so happy that my English is improving and that and now it’s better to
ate the American food