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 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.
The reasons I think I would be a great candidate are, firstly, I’m very helpful, I would help around the house, except for cooking, I’m a very bad cook but if you need extra hands I would try and help (but don’t except a very good/eatable meal), If you have any children I will love to spend time with them. I am also very good with pets. Secondly I can look after myself like keeping a clean room. I have a pretty good orientation so it’s unlikely that I get lost. In exchange of you teaching me a new language and culture I could also, if you would like, teach you some words in French or Greek and their cultures. My hobbies consist of reading books, making video edits (on the computer program ‘After Effects”), scrapbooking, swimming and watching
shows/documentaries/movies, hanging out with my friends.
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.
I think I am interested in a lot of different things. I am very open for new adventures and experiences and want to share them with you. That`s why I think I am a good exchange student and it is a good idea to live with you and share my life with you. 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. I am not very good at it either, not even at building easy things, but I like it! And, as many Italians do, I enjoy cooking and I would really like to bring a little part of Italy to your home.
I think I could be a good exchange student for different reasons: I am a serious and quiet girl in important occasions, but at the same time, when I am with my friends, I am a very talkative girl. I think I am a good friend and a good daughter: I will help you whenever you’ll need a hand, in the house or in other activities. I would really like to spend time with you every day, learn more about your lifestyle and all your cultural activities. I know the next year will change my life forever. I hope I will be part of your family and I wish that this experience will be great for you too! Thank you - Sveva
Tordis kommer fra Westerholt (ca. en halvtime unna Dortmund) i Tyskland, Hun går på teater, danser og synger. Hun er glad i å lese og skrive poesi, se på filmer og er aktiv i studentaktiviteter på skolen.
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.
I know that I won´t be flooded with free time in Norway but I hope that I can work on some new paintings or other creative tasks. Something I am very passionate about is the piano that I´ve been playing for more than 12 years. Right now, I´m more into classical music but I also like to play modern music sometimes. When I hang out with my friends or my family, we often go to parks and enjoy the nature or take photographs. I´m very interested in the landscapes of foreign countries. My family and I once visited Norway because my mother is half Norwegian and I was instantly in love with the nature and especially the fjords. Therefore, I´m looking forward to visiting those places even though I also like the life in a big city like I live right now.
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 Alice:
Hello. My name’s Alice and I was born on the 23rd of July in 2004 so I’m fifteen at the moment. I have two big brothers, their names are Julien and Nicolas. Julien is 18 and Nicolas is 21. Nicolas doesn't live with us because he lives with his girlfriend. I live in a flat near Paris. I live with both of my parents and I have my own bedroom. In my bedroom there are lots of maps and there are also flags' drawings. My parents are both computer scientists. My father have a special passion, he does historical reenactment sometimes with me and Nicolas. My mother is fond of painting figures. In my family, we love playing boardgames except Julien who prefers to read mangas and play video games. I’m keen on cooking cakes and biscuits. At home we don’t have any pets because if we’ve got pets we need space and I’m also afraid of domestic animals particularly dogs and cats. I'm fond of reading documentaries about the world.
I’m quite sporty and my favourite sports are badminton, down hill skiing, running and volley-ball. I play volley-ball in a school team for 1 year. I really want to try cross-country skiing. I also like playing the recorder which I play for 9 years. I often listen to classical music and with my family, we sometimes go to the theater and to the opera.
If I go in Norway I'd like to share with the host family a typically norwegian life, and activities like cooking something norwegian or a new activity which I've never tried. I’m really impatient to see you. Alice
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.
The rest of my time I spend with my friends. Sometimes we’re travailing with our bikes, but just for somedays. Now I want to thank you for being so kind of even thinking about be my host family. This is not usual and very great. I already been to Norway and Sweden. I liked the culture and the mentality of the people there. Hopefully I find some new friends in Norway and learn more about the language and the country. I’m very interested in how the school is about. I’m locking forward to learn your language, I hope i’m able to do. I’m so exited for my exchange year in Norway.
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.
En liten hilsen fra Viola B.:
I live with my parents and with my little brother. My mum is a housewife and she’s the greatest and most inspiring person I know. She’s very kind, active and talkative and she’s always ready to support me with anything. I see her as my best friend. My dad is an employee and he’s literally the male version of me. My brother is three years younger than me, but we get along very well anyway. He is very outgoing and always joyous, and he never fails to make me laugh! Even if he’s a bit stubborn and if we may have little discussions sometimes, he’s a gift to me. I attend the High School of my town (it’s actually in front of my house!), where I mostly study scientific subjects. I don’t have a favorite subject; I basically find everything interesting and I don’t mind studying. But I must admit that Maths with all its formulas is not exactly my cup of tea. Since here in Italy we don’t change classroom, I’ve seen my classmates six days per week for three years now and I got to know the most of them quite well. Right between school desks, I met the best girls ever and we built an amazing friendship.
During the week, most of my afternoon goes to homework but when I have some free time, I always do something different. If the weather’s good, I usually go out for a walk by myself or with my brother and mum. If it’s not, I invent something new every day. I love spending evenings full of laughs, table games, sweets with my loved ones or cozy afternoons with a movie, a tea and someone to talk with. I love watching the sky, with all its colors and stars and I’ve been looking forward to seeing the Northern lights. I hope we will have the chance to see them together! Another thing that I adore is music. As I said before, this exchange year is my childhood dream, but I’ve realized it can be a big opportunity to challenge myself and grow up as a person. When people ask me my destination, their reaction is always something like “Norway?! Is there anything out of snow and dark there?” and it always cause me a giggle because I definitely know there’s so much more! I’m in love with Norwegian landscapes and I admire the feeling of proudness that Norwegian people have. Tusen takk og sees snart!!
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 played basketball for 7 years, I have practiced kick boxing for 2 years and now I am going to the gym twice a week. I often go walking in the Dolomite mountains with the whole family and in the summer period I like to go swimming in Sardinian sea. I am a positive guy; I always try to look at the positive side in any situation. I am also quite shy but once I find my place, feel comfortable, I become very happy, joyful and extrovert.
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.
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