“Thank you for this unforgettable year”

By Ketevan Chitashvili, CCI Greenheart FLEX Exchange Student

My exchange year is almost over, and my American dream is going to finish soon. I think that this year was the most successful, productive, and fun year in my life. I call it “a year of experiences” because I experienced and learned a lot of new things and gained many useful skills for me and my country’s future improvement. I decided to share the experiences that were very important for me and will always stay in my memory.

The most enjoyable activity was Volunteering in my host community and helping people in need.

I think that Volunteering is one of the most important values of American nation that you must be proud of. I would like to continue volunteering in my country to and help people who needs help and love from others.

The other experience that made my childhood dream true was participation in High School Fall Play. I got the lead role in the play and became a star in an American High School. I was very proud of myself when I saw posters with my photos on them. My interviews were published in newspapers and I felt like a real star.

The other experience that I will always remember is my hair donation for Locks Of Love. I cut my 6 -7 year old, long hair and donated it for people, and I am very glad when I think that I made someone smile.

To tell you the truth, I always found it hard to decide what profession I really wanted. But here all the activities that were related to government: Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, My US Government class, Meetings with state senators and other politicians, helped me to decide what I really want to do. I want to study political science and become a successful diplomat to help my country in solving problems with other countries and to take my part in world political life to reach peace for the whole earth, for each person to be happy, and to live in love.

I want to thank my exchange program FLEX, my Placement Organization CCI Greenheart, my area coordinator Nancy White, Caldwell High School, all of my friends, and, of course, my host family for this amazing year.