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A Year In Review

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S: My Hansknecht exchange year - made by Paul Stobbe

FC: My Hansknecht exchange year

1: I came a long way from Germany..

2: Dear Hansknecht family, The same week I came here I felt like I was a part of your family. I felt comfortable in my new home and did not think about my life back in Germany. I was excited to make new friends and built American experiences. My English was probably very different from now. Simple words like a fork to eat my steak had to get added to my vocabulary. I firstly tried to describe the words to you, then be happy if I get the right word and finally to built a sentences with it. But with Ben who spent one year in Germany and had the English-German dictionary already comfortable in his head made it way easier for me. After two month my language skills made a big step forward I finally dreamed in English. I woke up and my first thoughts about the upcoming day were in English.

3: I made the same progress in a lot of things. Ms. and Mr. Hansknecht changed to Mom and Dad. Tessa, Martin, Josh and Ben changed to brother and sister for me. No friends were getting friends. Saline was getting a hometown and finally the United States made me feel like home. I am so glad and thankful that you made this year possible for me. With this Photo Album I wanted to share our biggest moments which we will never forget in this great year. Our holidays, big events and the trips we made together. A host family for one year changed to a family forever. Love and so much thanks, Paul

4: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."


6: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen


9: what a great gift to spend my birthday in Cedar Point with the whole family :)

10: Summer Time!

13: Joy

14: Trick or Treat

17: A Day to Give Thanks

19: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter

21: J O Y

22: Chinatown | Timesquare | playing chess | Chinatown | Timesquare

23: New York | Empire State Building | Empire State Building

24: Graduation

26: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.


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