On Friday I left to Neuruppin to go to an Inbound Orientation hosted by the local Rotary Club. I had so much fun! All the exchange students from the district were there, about sixty in number. Back home, our district had less than ten! We stayed in a youth hostel, which was an experience. Usually when I am at a hotel, I don't have to clean the room myself. Regardless, I had my own bed so I couldn't complain.

I met a lot of people from other countries, which is a big highlight of the program. There were eleven people including me from the USA, and there was a girl who lives right on the other side of Philly! I made friends with a Canadian, an Australian, a Brazilian, a Taiwanese, and so much more. In the same conversation, you could here English, German, Portugese, Chinese, Spanish, and French, and surprisingly enough, it was understandable!

We were given information about our second orientation, which is in Paris- I'm so excited! On November 2nd, we will be driving overnight on a bus, then sightseeing for three days, then driving overnight back, finishing on November 6th. The leaders flat out said that we won't be getting any sleep. However, I think it'll be worth it.

Unfortunately, you'll all have to wait for pictures. I didn't take any because everyone else had better cameras! Once I receive the photos, I'll be sure to post them.

I'll write more during the week, right now I have to set the table for dinner! Corn on the cob- how comforting :)

E. Dwyer Freeman