This is a video compiled of my videos, photos, and simple words of advice on how to complete a fulfilling exchange. The great thing about studying abroad is that, probably for the first time in your life, you are free to paint your own picture of who are, and what you can contribute to another culture. The experience of learning to choose your path is invaluable, and you will grow tremendously through the exchange.
Your host parents, school, and the friends you make will always be in your memory, for their willingness to offer you the chance to learn about the country and language is very endearing.
In fact, the more you figure it all out by yourself, the more you take out of it. Hence, I can only offer words of advice, the rest is up to you. 😉 Gambatte ne.