My name is Nathan Ananpreeyavit from Assumption College. I am studying in 10th grade. Now, I am studying at Hiawatha High school in Kirkland, Illinois. My school is a small school with four exchange students, They are from Germany, Switzerland and two from Thailand. Friends here are also super friendly and helpful too. Things that we study here are reasonable and they are more about how to adapt and use it in life. And there are varieties of subjects to choose to, but there are only two required subjects which are History and English. Because my school didn’t have soccer team this year, so I decided to join the football team. First, I was sad about that, but after thinking I thought that it is a good idea to join football team, because I can’t play this in Thailand. And I also have plans to join basketball and baseball team too. My host family is very nice and supportive, and they also make good foods and their rules are reasonable too. I live with another exchange student from Germany, he is very kind and nice. For me, this year is for trying new things as I will be remembering this time as one of the best time of my life. After two months, I felt like I have changed a lot too, because I wasn’t doing any housework in Thailand, but here I did houseworks and also football practices too. And, when I go back I will continue doing these works too. And I always tell myself that I only have ten months, so I should do what I wanted to that is not against any rules and use my time wisely to get as much experience as possible since this year will be once in my lifetime experience. And this year is not just about developing my English skills, but other life skills like being responsible and being punctual too. This is just the start, so let’s continue the year. Finally I have to thank you everyone for supporting me and especially GIE for making my exchange year happened.