We’ve all seen our fair share of American life from watching TV and movies, but believe it or not, the ‘real’ America is a very different place from ‘The OC’ and ‘The Hills’. It is a place of great diversity, where you will meet locals who are patriotic, welcoming and enthusiastic. Australians have often enjoyed a warm reception from Americans.
The school experience in the US is unique – students are encouraged to engage with their school community, which is a very social and fun atmosphere! Join one of the numerous clubs – debating, fashion, languages, stand up comedy, theatre, cheerleading! School sports days are exciting events – schools battle it out in basketball, ice-hockey, American Football and more. The supporters have just as important a role as the players! And of course, one of the most anticipated events for American teenagers – the Prom.
Just imagine, soon you could find yourself hopping onto a yellow school bus for the trip to school, sharing stories with classmates over lunch in the school cafeteria, or learning all about the democracy and the American ‘Bill of Rights’ in class.