Har du, eller kanskje noen du kjenner, hjerterom og ønsker å ta imot en utvekslingselev hjemme? Vi ser etter engasjerte familier til våre utvekslingselever som kommer til Norge fra hele verden. Bli kjent med våre elever ved å lese presentasjonene nedenfor:
En liten hilsen fra Eve:
"Dear host family,. Right now my life is pretty normal. In the fall I play soccer for my school and I love it!
During the winter I ski race. I’v been racing for as ling as I can remember and my whole family skies all the time. In my free time I love hanging out with friends and doing anything outdoors such as hiking or swimming. I have a great relationship with my parents and older brother, Jack. Portsmouth is a small town on the coast of New Hampshire. I spend my summers swimming in creeks and biking around the small city.
I wish to study abroad because I think living in another place and experiencing other cultures is important to better understanding the world, and respecting each other."
En liten hilsen fra Abin:
At first, I am going to describe myself in a few words and because I did not know how to describe myself in the best way, I asked my friends to help me with that. The first thing many mentioned was that I am an open-minded and extroverted person which means that I can easily bond with new people. Another thing they said was that I am a pretty independent person which helps me to easily fit in new social surroundings and get my stuff down on my own. My open nature is something that makes me stand out of a group, so I do not blend in easily, this is why many people think that my personality is pretty unique. I would say that I am a very trustworthy person as well.
I am ready to learn more about my host country and about its culture, I am very motivated to learn a new language which would be the fifth one for me as well. I can speak German, Farsi, and English fluently and am learning French in school.
En liten hilsen fra Irene:
My name is Irene, I’m 16 years old and I’m very interested in languages, more precisely in the Norwegian language. I live with both my parents in Paris, I have one older brother who’s 19 years old, he’s in his second year of ‘prepa’ university, majoring in biology, meaning I rarely see him because he comes home late. My mom travels a lot and my dad works mostly at home, they’re both academics but in different domains.
A little less over a year, while I was watching a very famous Norwegian show, I realized how incredibly beautiful and different (from French at least) Norwegian is and ever since I’ve been obsessed and intrigued in learning it (its dialect, culture…). I started learning it on my own (using duolingo) and couple weeks after doing that, I talked to my parents about my interest in the language and asked them to send me over summer in a Norwegian summer camp. After my experience in Norgeskolen’(summercamp), my likening for the Norwegian language grew even stronger and in the beginning of my school year I was practicing Norwegian an average of an hour a day but because of stress, exams, I had to practice a bit less. But in my free time I try to watch shows, movies in Norwegian with Norwegian subtitles either on Netflix or on the nrk webpage.
En liten hilsen fra Elysa:
I am a bit chatty ( except in class) and I love to laugh with my friends I am a bit the «clown» of my group of friends because I make jokes all the time;)I love animals, besides I didn’t tell you about it but I have a dog that is a dear york, It’s like my little sister since I was born I live with her, I love her very much. I’m always up for challenges and I love new things! About my passions, I love football, music, shopping, travelling, exchanging with people, politics, eating in a restaurant, reading books and other activities that can enrich me.
I want to go to school in Norway to learn a new language. I also have a deep interest in the culture, history and language of the country, which I would be delighted to continue to explore and live there. I plan to develop both personally and professionally from an international experience. Although I have never gone abroad to study, I have done a lot of research to make sure that this country corresponds to me. I am also looking forward to the challenge of living and studying independently abroad, which I am sure I am ready to take up because, as I said, I love challenges and I am determined! Conscious of theconsiderable advantage that an international experience can offer on a resume, I have a great willingness to carry out this project and I intend to fully invest myself in it. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
En liten hilsen fra Davide:
I’m Davide, a 16 years old Italian guy who decided to spend a year abroad. Of course, I’m conscious this will be very challenging, but, I mean, if we always stay in our comfort zone we will never get better. Why did I chose Norway? Well, I didn’t want to go to an English-speaking country and I always loved Northern Europe countries and their lifestyles and cultures. I’m from a very little village in the province of Como, North Italy. My village is surrounded by nature, with woods, mountains and a little lake, that we, and me as well, love. In these woods I’ve learned a lot and I spend a lot of times in them with my friends. But I’m a mountain lover too. In fact, as soon as I can, I catch my enduro mountain bike and I reach the top of the local mountains, to enjoy the views and, most of all, the awesome trails my area has.
And, when I want to enjoy the high-altitudes without the adrenaline that these sports give, I go hiking with my family or friends: I love feeling the nature all around myself and the flowers’ scent in the air. I’m also quite into skateboarding, even if I’m kinda hopeless. But I keep on trying! I’m such a good laugh guy. I love making people laugh and I admire a lot great comics. I’m also very social and extrovert: I love spending time with people. In spite of this, sometimes I find difficult to start a conversation with stranger people, but I always find a way to.
En liten hilsen fra Marta:
My name’s Marta, I’m sixteen years old and I l live in Cagliari, the provincial capital of Sardinia, an island of Italy. I really like my city, but I wish it was bigger, I usually prefer metropolis over small cities. I live in the old town with my father Alberto, my mother Anna and my sister Francesca. My dad works in a bank; he’s a book lover, especially of science fiction. He loves music and cinema, too; I really enjoy talking with him about this stuff. Me and my sister have a really good relationship, because she’s older than me only of one year and we have similar interest.
Every year, in summer, my family and I have a trip somewhere. I’m very grateful for that. I’ve been in Norway once (I visited Oslo and Bergen) and I liked it a lot. During the school year I go out with my friends once or twice a week, I try to see them as much as possible because I’ve got a lot of friends and I try to have the time for all of them. We usually just hang out and have dinner together. Friends are very important to me, and luckily I’ve got no problems making them, I’m a little shy at first but I like meeting new people and I’m very sociable and friendly. My main hobby is music. I listen to all kind of genres and I play guitar. In my house we have a lot of instrument: a trumpet (my old instrument), a piano (me and my dad used to play it), a violin (my sister used to play it). In my last birthday my friends gave me an ukulele, so I’m playing that, too.
En liten hilsen fra Arata:
Hello! My name is Arata Shibuya and I’m currently in Grade 11 in a private high school in Yamagata. I always go to school by bus and train. I’m originally from mainland but I used lived in Sakata city in Yamagata. But when I was five years old, I moved to an island called Tobishima in Yamagata. There are lots of nature such as the sea and mountains, but there is only boat to get there and there are no convenience stores or places to play. So, I was fishing and farming. I still love my home island so much so I’m excited to share about with you when I study abroad there in Norway.
There are several reasons why I want to go to Norway. Firstly, I’m interested in the Nordic welfare state. My parents’ job is a care worker and I’ve been watching my parents’ job since I was a child. I started looking at parents’ job and thinking, “What is happiness?”. Then I considered about happiness. At the time, my high school had an international student from France. He taught me a lot about Europe. When I talked to him, he inspired me to go to Europe. I learnt more about Norway and wished to go to Norway.
En liten hilsen fra Jenni:
I am Jenni, 16 years old and live in a small town in Germany. I go to a school seven kilometres away. Often I go there by bike because I love the feeling to „fly“ over the fields in the morning and hear the sound of some birds. Do you know that feeling?
In school I am a good student and I love to learn a lot of new things. That is also the case after school and that is why I want to live one year in Norway. Norway is a beautiful country, I think. And it has also a lot of similarities but also differences to Germany. Do you want to introduce me to the culture of Norway and learn a few things about the German culture? I am looking forward to that! Maybe I can show you some german specialties. And I would like to see a lot of typical norwegian things, too. Music is an important part of my life. I am playing trumpet since I am six years old and I am singing in different choirs, too. A couple of months ago I got a saxophone which was my dream for a lot of years and now I love to play that. Beside that I am learning a bit piano and Ukulele and have some music theorie lessons.
Takk for interesen og jeg ser frem til deg!
En liten hilsen fra Sveva:
My name is Sveva, which means 'inhabitant of the German area of Svevia', or 'light' from the Russian word 'svet'. I am a quiet girl from northern Italy with a great desire to meet you and discover your country. I can't believe I am finally writing this letter, because these few words will help me finding some beautiful people, who will host me for a year. I started thinking about spending a year abroad when a friend of mine told me how great this experience had been for her. I thought that it could be an important experience for me too, to help me open my mind to the world. So, when I decided I wanted to do it, I had to choose the country! Norway had always been attractive to me because of the history, culture and beautiful landscapes and I would love to discover more about it! I live in a small village in northern Italy. I like the place where I live because it is a small and quiet city and, what’s more, it is surrounded by green mountains.
One important thing you should know about me is that I’m an athlete. Athletics is very important to me for many reasons: it allowed me to meet all my best friends (and helps me keeping in touch with them), and it makes me feel happy and free. Another sport I like very much is skiing. I started skiing when I was six, but I am still not very good at it. In my spare time, I like reading books, but I also like model building.
En liten hilsen fra Tordis:
Thank you for reading my letter. My name is Tordis. I am sixteen years old. I have four sisters and three brothers. Three of them are my biological siblings and the other three are foster siblings of mine. I am the class president of my class in the secondary school I go to and every Tuesday to choir which is very fun and amazing. At home we have a lot of pets. Two cats, two turtles, fishes, chickens, roosters and two ducks. One of my other hobby is writing short stories. I want to be an exchange student because it is a huge opportunity. I want to learn the language, learn about a new culture and go to school there. Also, I never went to another county than Germany. So, I´m going to do a big change and do it for ten months.
Within my family I´m more of an introverted person except my two older sisters. I am also like that when I meet new people. But I am a very decent human being when I get to know you. You just have to give me some time. I do very good at school except math and sports. Now you might think, why would I be a good exchange student? For starters I can speak English. But anyone could do this. Like I already wrote, when you get to know me, I am a nice and decent person. I want to learn so much stuff during my exchange year and I would appreciate if you could give me the chance to do this. Also, I am very open to a lot of things and I´m tolerant too. I´m very excited about this.
Once again thank you for reading. I hope you liked it. Bye, Tordis :)
Norwin er en aktiv gutt som liker å sykle, fiske, stå på ski og svømme. Han elsker å høre på musikk og spille piano.
En liten hilsen fra Norwin:
Hello, my name is Norwin. I am very grateful to have the option to do an exchange year. So, I want to say first thank you for reading my letter and hopefully give me the change to live in Norway. I am 15 years old and I live in a small town in the south of Berlin, near Potsdam. I’m going in the 10th class in a Berlin High school. My younger brother is 13 years old. I have been to Norway for holidays as a young kid. So, I felt in love with this beautiful country. My big dream is, when I grow up, to live in Norway. I think the best way to figure out how it is to live in Norway, is to make an exchange year. I want to learn the Norwegian language, find new friends and a new family. In Germany I started learning Norwegian with an app, but I am not that well, so far. I want to know why the Norwegian peoples are so much in the nature and so happy.
My hobbies are playing the piano, producing my own films and do sports. In my free time I do a lot with my friends and my family. Also I want to learn more about the Norwegian culture. I would describe myself as helpful, open and sociable. Time with family and good friends is very important to me. I am really excited, and I am looking forward to my exchange year. I can’t wait to learn and try out new things. I hope to hear from you, and if somebody is interested to learn German, I can help :)
Timm kommer fra Hamburg i Tyskland, og til høsten kommer han til Norge på utveksling! Han liker å stå på skøyter, ski, tennis og vannski. Timm er også glad i teater, tegning og høre på musikk. Setter man pris på piano, er det verdt å vite at Timm har spilt siden han var fem år, og piano er noe av det han brenner mest for. Han er også glad i å bake, lage mat, jobbe i hagen og utendørsaktiviteter.
En liten hilsen fra Timm:
My name is Timm and I am a 17 years old boy from Hamburg in Germany. First, I would like to thank you that you are interested in me as an exchange student for the upcoming year. I live together with my mom, my stepfather and my older brother. Therefore, in August next year when I’ll go to Norway, I will have finished school. My graduation subjects are mainly science like physics or computer science. Thinking about my future carrier, I would like to study something like graphic design which implements parts of computer science and art and creativity as well. Sometimes when I´m bored I like to draw but very rarely big pieces.
In my free time I like to play tennis at my tennis club. Once a year, usually in March, the whole family drives to Austria for skiing holidays. I don’t want to lie that I don’t like video games because I do play them sometimes but not on a daily basis. Since the internet is part of my life, I sometimes come across cooking videos by Gordon Ramsey or other chefs which inspire me to try new recipes. My brother also likes to cook so we sometimes cook together, and we have a lot of fun. I am very excited to meet you and can´t wait till it´s August when my journey to Norway starts. I really look forward to getting to know the people and the country. I hope to hear from you soon!
Mange hilsener Timm
En liten hilsen fra Vincent:
I’m 16 years old an live with my family in small town near Hamburg. My mother works in a Kindergarten. My father is a businessman. He is often on business trips. I also have sister, which now lives in Hamburg. She is 18 years old, and is in training to be a kindergarten teacher.
The time outside of school is mostly spend on music, sports and friends. My family is overall talented in music. Except of my dad. Mom plays the trombone, my sister the trumpet and piano. I’m playing guitar and a bit of piano. I also like hearing concerts with my friends. In the summer I do a lot of sport. I’m playing baseball in my hometown. Since three years I’m part of the adult team. For the youth teams I’m also on the field, but as the umpire. I always try to make this world a better place. I’m part of the FridaysforFuture movement and had already many meetings with our town government.
En liten hilsen fra Viola:
I am Viola, I am an Italian girl, I am 16 years old. I am attending a technical institute and I am studying chemistry. I live with my parents and my dog in a big white house with a wide garden. My mother's name is Chiara, she is 49 years old and she is a housewife. I get on well with her and we like spending a lot of time together and going shopping or cooking. My father's name is Matteo, he is 50 years old and he works in a textile factory. Since I was a child, he has introduced to me the beauties of nature and made me understand the pleasure and the freedom that you can feel outdoors, especially when you are in good company. I am "the little one" of my house, I am a cheerful person and I always try to make new experience, I am serious and diligent, but I like also having fun with my friends. I love new adventures that allow me to go beyond my limits and learn as much as possible. I like going to school and learning something new every day, I like helping my classmates and finding help.
In my free time I like going to the parish youth Centre as volunteer assistant of children in my town. I like reading during a cold winter evening, in my bed under the blanket or listening to every kind of music. I am a sporty person, but unluckily I haven't found my sport yet: I tried swimming, volleyball, tennis, judo and a little course of ski... maybe I will find my passion in Norway. I look forward to meeting you and starting my new life. Thank you for your hospitality and I can’t wait to see you. I hope we will have a nice time together. I’m looking forward living and learning Norwegian culture.
I live in a flat on the third storey with my mum, my dad, my 23-year-old brother and last but not least my dog Sally. Everyone has its own activities, mum and dad work together in a shop and my brother works in a marketing agency in fact we meet only in the evening, for dinner. We have a solid relation, in our free time we like going to the cinema, visiting some cities, doing sports together and often we visit our grandparents. I want to study abroad and become an exchange student to try a new experience, to grow and become more independent and because I love travelling, being in the nature and discover about a new culture. This is why I chose Norway for this adventure and also because of my love for north mythology and for pristine wilderness. Norway always has always fascinated me with its culture, for her breathtaking landscapes and I think I will surely love this experience that I am going to undertake soon.
My biggest passions are music, of any kind, from a good old classical song to hard metal or Frenchcore, fashion. I discovered this interest in fashion two years ago when I was looking at a catwalk by Alexander McQueen. One of my dream is to open my personal showroom on day and do my first catwalk in an important event but I know it will take time to achieve that. Other passions of mine are photography and videomaking. I first got into this when I started to attend an artistic high school because they introduced me to these new subjects. I am also an athletic guy. I can swim, ski, climb, ice skate.
I thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I hope to get in touch with you soon and to be able to share with you this unique experience.
Send oss din interessemelding om å bli vertsfamilie i dag. Vi kontakter deg med nærmere informasjon om hvordan det fungerer og om utvekslingsstudenter. En interessemelding er selvsagt ikke bindende.