Youth Exchange: the USA-Russia (April, 2015)


Dear friends from Epiphany School (the USA, North Carolina, New Bern), we're waiting for you impatiently! This year exchange won't be the first meeting but we're all very excited about the new meeting and the new programm here in Russia!


Russian host families:

Anastasiya Khudyakova



Alexandra Shavrina



Anastasiya Bondarenko



Alexandra Akeleva



David Sydelnikov



Iliya Pechenkin



Gleb Samokhvalov



Vyacheslav Anosov



Daniil Mahmudov


Day 1 (airport meeting, family evening)

All the students, parents and teachers were so excited! Russian students prepared special welcome posters. The 15 minute delay made host families feel nervous)) Finally, we met with our American friends sharing smiles, hugs and taking first photos.

Alexandra Akeleva :"The day was perfect! My guest Grace Ann is very cheerful I think we'll be good friends. We had a tasty family dinner and she went to bed because she was tired. Tomorrow there will be many surprises for Grace and hope she'll like them)))

Alexandra Shavrina :"Today it was a good day! I missed MC very much and I'm very glad to meet her again"

Day 2 (Family Day+ Welcome Party) 


Our guests tried russian life first time today. They travelled around the city, went sightseeing, visited lots of places of interst inside and outside of Chelyabinsk...so spent much time walking, that was very hard for them.
In the evening we met together in David's house for a welcome party. Students danced and had lots of fun!








Day 3 (School Day) 

 






















Friends Forever!


Day 4 (Russian-British Institute of Management)















Day 5 (Russian traditional village "Travniki")

















Day 6 (School Day)
















Day 7 (Last day + Farewel Party)
















Day 8 (again..airport)







15 comments:

Татьяна Аносова said...

Уже пятница... Через несколько часов Тайлер улетает... Как быстро прошла эта неделя! Чего только не было, и слезы в первые дни, и смех все последующие. Тайлер оказался очень милым домашним ребенком. Ему было тяжело - ведь он первый раз уехал из дома без родителей, и сразу так далеко. Я готова была расплакаться вместе с ним. Он очень скучал. Дня 3. А теперь он не хочет уезжать. И нам очень жаль, что уже все закончилось, мы к нему очень привязались. Он очень добрый, очень воспитанный мальчик. Мы с нетерпением будем ждать новой встречи с ним.

Tanya Nazarova said...

It was an incredible exchange, It was helpful for us - for Russian students. We met new friends. They spent just 7 days in Chelyabinsk, but had a lot to do, like told about themselves, but the most important thing was... they became friends with everybody in our school! I am glad to know they left our country with great experience and great impressions, warm memories and lots of friends. Thank you all and you're always welcome in our school!

Tima Melnik said...

Hi there! I am Tim.I'm writting sorry for all of my grammar and lexical mistakes as for earlier, hope you will get the main point of my message:)
Well, even if I wasn't a member of our host families of the american newcomers team, I have been getting a plenty of positive impressions per every hour from every day, during the time of their(USA team) visit. That was really unbelievable to speak with you, you know, sometimes, when I'm speking with foreigners, there arises a kind of the specific feeling, which is helping you to talk, which is helping you to forget about generation of the different words to collect them in one sentence, which is, to my mind, the beginning of the sincere,the beginning of the construction of your own type of speaking the language, English language.They are really cool guys, and,- I know that soon I will meet all of them! So , see you!

Shavrina Sasha said...

This exchange was crazy)), but very useful for me. Now I have more American friends. I hope next year I will get a chance of travelling to America for the exchange again.Thank you American students,American teachers and our Russian team for great 7 days of international friendship in Chelyabinsk!

Худякова Юлия said...

Неделя с американской гостьей Mary , была замечательная!!!событий и эмоций - масса, и все положительные! Я не думала , что когда уедет Mary будет кого-то не хватать... С нашей стороны было затрачено немало усилий, чтоб Mary понравился дом, город, страна. Но получая положительные эмоции от гостьи, хотелось ещё и ещё отдавать , показывать и т. д.
И для нас общение с американцами - незабываемый хороший опыт, мы ещё сутки разговаривали на английском, не могли остановиться...
Международный обмен - это прекрасная возможность прикоснуться к другой культуре, узнать чем и как живут американские школьники! Спасибо нашей школе за предоставленную возможность! Я не ожидала , что будет ТАК интересно и здорово! Надеюсь на дальнейшее сотрудничество, ждём гостей к нам ещё, и надеемся тоже поехать в США по обмену!

Влад Чернов said...

It was incredible exchange . 7 days of fun . It was few . It fly away so fast , so I didn`t feel this exchange at all flavoure. Thanks to our school for that exchange .

Давид Нацвлишвили said...

This exchange was awsome I met new friends. For example I met Adam he is very good boy, but very lazy. My friend Gleb was Adam's host brother. I learn a lot of new about americans they are very kind and cool.

Дима Коваленко said...

Привет!Я не общался с американцами,но услышал много положительного. Очень жаль что они приехали всего на 7 дней и я не успел с ними поговорить,надеюсь что они ещё приедут к нам по обменам.Они очень позитивные люди, они даже исполнили русский народный танец и разыграли небольшой спектакль.

Данил Махмудов said...

Hello!I am Danil.It was very incredible exchanges,I know for ever this very funny and hulpful for all student. Each for us met new friend.This time passed quicly.Thanks for you!It was life expirienсе for me.Thanks you again!

Дэвид Сидельников said...

Hello.
Recently I host Americans, it was a great experience for me and a lot of positive emotions.
Kemdin very similar to the Russian people, the same manners, interests and tastes.
This week, we became good friends, and when he left it was very difficult for said bye.
I greatly miss for Americans!

Ilya Pechenkin said...

I really enjoyed with this exchange!So good expirience and practise for my English skills. I hosted Bryce and I liked communicating with him . But it was pety that they left so early.

Диана Ягуртова said...

It was wonderful! I was very happy when I learned about this exchange. It's great experience for me! It's practice English, free communication and a new acquaintance. How fast was held this week... This week was gorgeous! I got a lot of emotion, and they were all positive! For me, contact with the Americans - an unforgettable wonderful experience. International exchange- a great opportunity to learn about another culture, know about American school!!!Thanks to our school for this opportunity!

Денис Никитин said...

Our scholl was participating in exchange with American students. They came for exchange for 7 days . I have no talked and interact with them , but i have seen farewell concert . It was great . I hope , they will come back and i will take part of that exchange .

Лев Христотодоров said...

I talked a little with the Americans, but they impressed me the most ordinary teenagers .
Bright , social , friendly but for some reason, they speak for the most part with the In the next ear I want be host .

Svetlana Vyshivanova said...

This exchange was very amazing! This is my first experiece, and I think, It's very cool!I hope that next year I will go on an exchange to America, and I think it would be the best!