Farewell and back to Vannes

Thursday 19 April 2018

Today is our last day in Smithtown, so in the USA.
Before, we followed for the last time our host at school. We said goodbye to our amazing family. At school, some of the French students introduced themselves in some Spanish classes with different grades and answered a few questions like:
- What are the differences between the USA and France?
The current answers were:
-    The schedule is the same in the USA High School but changes every day for a French student.
-    Everything is bigger in the USA: roads, buildings, cities…Food!
-    In France the day start at 8:00 a.m. and ends between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for most of us whereas in the USA students start at 7:20 a.m. and end at 1:55 pm. So today my own schedule was: History at 7:20 a.m., and then Spanish, French, Spanish, Chemistry, math and band.
Afterwards we took our lunch at 12:31 p.m. at the library, because it was time to share a last moment with our hosts. Everyone was there, all of us said something with his / her host in front of the others. We could see a lot of tears in each face. We were very sad to leave this place and our hosts. They are our family, we love them and we are very grateful and happy to have met them.
Then we left Smithtown, its inhabitants with sadness.  Now we fly through clouds, the night is coming. It marks the end of this wonderful adventure and the beginning of something new.







Final countdown.

This morning we went to the High School with our luggage. We had to put them in our “kid’s” car (our correspondent) or to let them in the library.

7:20 a.m. First of the nine periods started.

Finally during the 8th and 9th period we have eaten with the Americans to say goodbye… But it’s been very hard to say goodbye. We all said what we have thought, felt, about these two weeks we shared and that made all of us cry.

2:15 pm. We caught a bus to the JFK airport in NYC where we arrived at 4:30 pm and boarded in a plane to Paris at 6:40 pm.  Again we felt so sad to leave our correspondents and come back to France.
I personally will never forget these two weeks nor what happened today in the library and before getting on the bus.


Pour voir les images en détail, c'est sur Holala Vannes !

Pour voir les images en détail, c'est sur Holala Vannes !

Pour voir les images en détail, c'est sur Holala Vannes !


A bientôt

Les auteures du blog... et du séjour.

A. Herviou & L. Le Gurun