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  • Reply João November 3, 2014 at 02:39

    I just saw your blog on the facebook group “ridiculous things people ask exchange students about their countries” and i think it is really good.
    I’ve read that you are from the netherlands so why don’t you make a “about me” section?

  • Reply yanice January 23, 2015 at 06:24

    Hi! I am 18 years old and i am from Paraguay, i am travelling to Germany as an Exchange student in a month and reading your blog kinda helps me to prepare myself for what is coming hahaha im really excited and i really like your blog im thinking on creating my own blog. I love photography and travelling too!! excuse my english i dont speak it perfectly yet. Keep writting=)

    • Reply Amarens Elise - Traveling my way home March 3, 2015 at 02:13

      That is so exciting! Reading a lot about it can help, but the best advice I can give you is to keep an open mind about everything. Don´t try to make too many expectations, don´t put too much pressure on yourself.
      Creating a blog can be really great for many reasons, for example it´s nice to read back afterwards, but one of the biggest reasons to keep a blog is so you can keep all of your family and friends posted on how you are doing so you don´t have to talk to each and every one of them individually.

      I wish you all the best of luck on your exchange year! You will have the best time, I swear!

  • Reply nadine May 11, 2015 at 08:51

    Hi 🙂 I just read some of your blog posts and I just wanted to say that they are pretty amazing. I actually just feel the same about some things that you wrote about. I’m staying in New Zealand at the moment and I’m having the best time of my life here. I found amazing friends and I just love my host family. I honestly like New Zealand better than Germany, the country I’m from. I just can’t believe that I’m already leaving in 2 months… I love it so much here and every time I think about leaving I’m crying. I just don’t know how to deal with the fact that I’m leaving all this here behind.
    To all the others out there: The advice which is given on this blog here is really good! I’m writing a blog as well and it is really helping me to tell everyone what I’m doing. I’m also not having too much contact with my family and friends back in Germany and I haven’t been home sick at all since I have been here. I just love it too much to even think about leaving. Have a great time in which ever country you are staying for your exchange year. It will hopefully be the best time of your life!!!

    • Reply Amarens Elise May 11, 2015 at 17:20

      Thank you so much for your comment Nadine! I am so jealous, New Zealand must be an amazing place!
      I wish you the best of luck coming home!

      Love, Amarens

  • Reply Felicitas December 27, 2015 at 13:57

    I am in love with your blog. I’m a former exchange student from Germany and I spent a year in the United States. I relate a lot to the coming home struggles, you described in some of your posts! There are really relatable! Keep it up 😊

    • Reply Amarens Elise December 27, 2015 at 16:50

      Thank you so much, I am happy you can relate to it! Have a great day!

  • Reply Sina September 18, 2017 at 23:37

    I was just reading your blog while being in Panama in a host family. It’s my first month and I have struggles that you and your guests write about.
    I kind of think, that your bloig helps me to reflect on my own struggles and finding a solution.
    I will continue reading and trying to make the best time of my life ( although this is difficult as it is my second time abroad)

    I want to say thank you, that you shared you feelings and that you give us an opportunity to feel understanded.

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