大家好， 我是從美國來的班柔。 我現在住在高雄的寄宿家庭。我跟台灣的home媽，工程師爸爸, 念高中的弟弟，還有念大學的妹妹住在一起。
現在我是交換學生， 所以每天早上我坐公車到我學校, 文藻外語學院。 在我的學校, 我每天有兩個小時的中文課, 在班上有美國人，日本人， 哥倫比亞人， 跟一個比利時人！ 我們很喜歡聊關於自己家鄉的事，所以中文課很好玩！
下課的時候， 我跟我的朋友一起去文藻的後門吃午餐， 我平常都吃培根炒飯， 鴨肉飯, 意大利麵, 或蔥油餅，蔥油餅是我最喜歡吃的食物。台灣的食物很便宜也很好吃！
下午的時候, 我也有課。星期一我有语言学的課, 在那個課有很多外國人跟台灣朋友，所以我覺得不錯。 星期二我很忙， 從十點到六點我都有課。 中午的時候也有上语言学，從一點到三點， 我上印尼語，從三點到六點是世界歷史。在下課之後， 我很累。星期三一整天都是中文課。 下課後，我有書法課跟 篆刻課。 星期三我做了很多作品，很有成就感！星期四也有一點忙，在下午的時候，我有中國結的課還有國際政經課 。星期五下午，我只有體育課， 跟朋友們去水池游泳。我的游泳課超好玩！ 有的時候, 我不只跟小老師學中文，還跟McKenzie上肚皮舞課。這禮拜我有很多事要做！
在週末,我常常有空。在週末沒事的時候，我喜歡跟我的朋友去餐廳， 在台灣的很有名的夜市買東西， 跟用Skype跟我的美國朋友和家人說話。 星期日， 我有時去我的寄宿家庭祖父母的家吃午餐。我們吃完之後，我跟我的寄宿家庭的家人去外面打籃球。 週末的時候， 我也喜歡去旅行。上個週末我跟我的拿獎學金的朋友去爬山跟去海邊在花蓮。台灣的東部是很漂亮的地方。
Hello everyone, I am Nora from America. Right now, I live in Kaohsiung with a host family. I live together with a Taiwanese mother, engineer father, senior high school brother, and college-age sister.
Right now, I am an exchange student, so everyday in the morning I take the bus to my school, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages. At my school, everyday I have two hours of Chinese class. My class has students from America, Japan, Holland, and Columbia! My classmates and I really like to talk about our homelands, so class is very interesting!
After Chinese class, me and my friends go to Wenzao’s back gate to eat lunch. I usually eat bacon fried rice, duck rice, Italian noodles, or my favorite food green onion pancake. (This is a terrible translation, it really does taste much better than it sounds!) Taiwanese food is really cheap and tastes delicious.
In the afternoon, I also have class. On Mondays I have Linguistics. In this class, I have a lot of foreigner and Taiwanese friends, so I feel it is not bad. On Tuesdays, I am very busy. I have class from 10 to 6. At noontime, I also have Linguistics, from 1 to 3 I have Indonesian, and from 3 to 6 I have World History with a teacher from Britain. After class ends I am exhausted! Wednesday is Chinese day. After Chinese class, I have my calligraphy class and a Chinese stamp making class. Wednesdays I get to make arts and crafts so I feel good about myself! Thursdays are also a bit busy. In the afternoon, I have Chinese knot tying and International Political Economy with my World History teacher. On Friday afternoons, I just have PE class. Me and my friends go to the pool and swim. Swim class is super fun! During the week, some days I also study Chinese with my tutors and some nights I have belly dance class with McKenzie. During the week I have lots of things to do!
During the weekends, I often have free time. When I have time on the weekend, I like to go to restaurants with my friends, go shopping at Taiwan’s famous night markets, and use Skype to talk with my American family and friends. Sundays, I sometimes go to my host family’s grandparents’ house and eat dinner. After dinner, my host family’s relatives and I play basketball. During the weekend, I also like to go traveling. Last weekend, my friends from my scholarship and I climbed mountains and went to the beach at Haulian. Taiwan’s east coast is a very beautiful place.
This semester I study a lot and go to many fun places. I love Taiwan!