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Iowa Trip Diary #6

Let me summarize the first four days at Iowa first. The first two and a half days were pretty good. I was not experiencing any jet lag and I was sleeping well. I just rested on the day that I arrived and played some games with my buddy. On the second day, I went to church with my host family. I met some people that I knew from last time, and met some new people too. In the afternoon on the same da...

Iowa Trip Diary #5

On February 25th, we arrived in Iowa at the Cedar Rapids airport. When we arrived at the airport, I was little nervous because I am going to stay in Iowa for 2 weeks by myself and with the family I had never met. I cannot imagine what it would be like in the next 2 weeks, so I was nervous. When I first met with my host family, I was surprised that they were so big and tall. It looked scary if you ...

Iowa Trip Diary #4

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Hi from Iowa :) It's March 2nd and I just got out of school. The school is completely different from Gyoshu. It is more unhampered. My friends freaked out when I told them our school doesn't allow makeup or choosing your own outfits and dying your hair. I have to say, the school I'm going to (City high) is just like the movies! It was breathtaking! I'm getting more use to the school system day by ...

Iowa Trip Diary #3

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My trip so far in Iowa has been great. My host family has been very friendly to me, and I am having great experiences here. Since I live in a city in Japan, I don't get to see or be close to nature. However in Iowa, we are surrounded by nature which makes me relax. Currently in Iowa, it is much warmer than I expected, and there is no snow outside the house. It was a little bit surprising for me, b...

Iowa Trip Diary #2

I had fun spending time with my host buddy. They're so nice and I enjoyed the weekend a lot. However, today was the first day of school, so I was little nervous about classes. I had 7 classes which were Spanish, Orchestra, English, Art, US History, Biology and Geometry. Two of the classes were the same as Alisha, so we were able to spend time together. I enjoyed art class a lot and then we had rec...