It was a great experience (we had another student the year before that was less than great). I learned important words* in German like "hickey" (pronounced kuh-newts-flick) and also that weiner schnitzel is not the household staple I had believed it to be in Germany.
Every few years my German friend comes to visit- last year she was here for Thanksgiving and I witnessed the momentous event that is one's first piece of pumpkin pie. As I expected, the heavens opened above her head and a choir of angels came down singing Hallelujahs. Her visit before that, my friend and I took her out for a
I got to talk to my sister from across the sea today, which is always a treat- she's coming in January for my brother's wedding and I'm... sehr** pumped! Have you guys ever had an exchange student? Do you keep in touch? What did you teach them? More importantly, what did you learn? Let me get to the point... does anybody know how to say "hickey" in any other language? :)
Auf Wiedersehen Friends!
*She learned important English words too. Like, all of them. She speaks complete and perfect English now.
**That means "very". Thank you Google Translate!