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Why can’t I just stay in high school? January 29, 2008

Posted by Anders in Exchange student, Exchangeprogram, High School, USA.

School is so much simpler over here. I was looking at Roskilde Tekniske Skole, a danish technical gymnasium/high school I wanna go to. It is just so complicated, because you have to choose between different educational tracks, and then choose subjects from that. I have to send in an application and wait to be accepted for it. I don’t think getting accepted is going to be a problem, but you never know, and I have to start now if I really wanna make sure that I can get accepted. I just don’t really want to think about it right now, because I want to enjoy the rest of the time I’ve got here. I just found out there is 5 months and 17 days till I have to go home. It might sound like a long time, but the time over here seems to go faster than normal, so before I look around it’s time to go home. We started third (out of 4) grading period two weeks ago, and it seems like a month ago that the 2 grading period started. That’s why I have to think of all this educational crap now. Plus last year, they had to have the application by the end of march! 



1. louni - January 30, 2008

Take it easy dear!
I was having those thoughts at the beginning too, but when you start it doesn’t really matter afterwards. You start out choosing a line. I chose the MAT, IT, Programming line. The first half of the year is the same in all classes. When december comes, it’s time ti choose your final line. By then you can choose another one, if you like too. It’s also by then you choose other subjects, that aren’t obligatory.

But you have to know this. You can always change your mind! I know a girl on second year who just chose another line, halfway through her Gymnasium time!

You don’t have to be nervous dear 🙂

2. ARHostmom - January 30, 2008

It is tough having to arrange next year’s schooling long distance while you are in a very different system, hang in there. You are right about time passing so quickly, especially after the holidays. You are so much more settled into your family and US life now, enjoying things rather than struggling so much, and you see the end of the stay getting shorter and shorter. You will start to think about “the last time…” for various things and realize how little time is left to do all those things on your wish list. Think about your goals for the rest of your stay, your dream list of things you want to do and accomplish, especially those things that you couldn’t come back as a tourist to do. Make time to do fun things with your host family and your friends to stay focused on being here. While there are some things you must take care of in Denmark from here, the rest of the life in Denmark you have for the rest of your life after you return, you only have a very limited time to fill with experiences as a high school exchange student for one year in the US.

Also, take lots of pictures with that new camera! What seems ordinary life now, will be memories you treasure later and pictures help keep those memories alive.

3. Faster Bente - February 1, 2008

Hej Anders
Listen to your friend and take it easy. All you have to do is to send ind the applikation for the school. You can always change the line. Choose with your heart and it will be the right choice.
I´m not sure your grandma will se the email, but I´m sure she will see what you write her on your blog. Because of you she has learnt to go to the net and read your side. She really wants to follow your life over there.
Take care and enyou the moment.
Lots of love from Faster Bente & family

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