Hello there! I’m Lucía Hidalgo and I’m currently studying in the USA, in North Carolina. I’m here thanks to the scholarship Amancio Ortega gave me along to other 499 kids of Spain, and I’ve been here for almost 2 months now, but first I’m going to tell you about my first weeks in America.
We didn’t really do anything special the first two days, I had been travelling for two days and was very tired and jetlagged, but we went to church on Sunday. The church we go here is protestant, and I have to say that it’s very different from the one we’re used to in Spain. Here it’s much more modern and informal, I go there with jeans and a t-shirt, there’s loud music and lights (kind of like a concert), and people randomly yell “Hallelujah” or “Amen” when the pastor say something they agree with.
Then on Monday I had my first day of 11 grade (1º Bach), and honestly it went amazing, I made a friend that friend, her name is Jade and she’s from NY but lives here now. Classes are not the same here, we get there at 7:50 and leave around 15:15 but we only have four an-hour-and-a-half classes and a little break for lunch. We are allowed to use our phones during class and listen to music, they also let us eat in class, and I’m not talking about chips, I’ve seen people eating noodles in English class.
Something I don’t like is that you have to take the car to go everywhere, even if you just have to buy bread, because everything is far away from my house and there’s no possible way to go walking to the place you wanna go.
This is all for today’s post, I’ll keep y’all updated.
Love from North Carolina.