I have spent a lot of time with these students in the past several weeks, talking about all those special "American" things that they need to know before arriving, and I loved each moment of it. Just like last year, when I told the class about the lack of "knife use" at the typical American dinner table (as compared to the Danish style) and about the flat sheet that most American beds have on them, I cracked up at their reaction.
They had the same reaction as last year's students did and the same reaction (in reverse) when I moved to Denmark. Isn't it funny how we get so used to the way we normally do daily kinds of things that when we hear how it's done somewhere else, we think it is SO odd!
I am so excited to read this group's blogs about their experiences and see if there are some common strands between the 2010 group and this one. They are so lucky to be able to experience something like this----it really is an adventure of a lifetime that I think ALL students should be able to have at some point in their education.