Hey All! Im Stephanie! I am sixteen years old and i'm on Rotary foreign exchange in Naantali, Finland! I arrived at the beginning of August 2007, and I am loving every minute! My finnish friends are the most wonderful people. They hang out with me at school, and help me practice my finnish! I have gotten SO attached to my host familes, they have been fabulous and I can honestly say I love them! They have done so much for me, and kept me my happy self! Oh! and of course I cant wait until they come visit me in New Mexico! I attend Lukio (high school) in Naantali, and take the usual classes, ie. bio, english, math, art, and now we have the vanhatanssia (the old dances) every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4! It is a blast learning all the old dances! Every Monday evening I attend a finnish course for foreigners in Raisio, and Tuesday nights I play in the Raisio orchestra! I get homesick on occation, but I am pretty good at distracting myself, I get over it really quickly! I know that my family and friends will be there when I get home, so I try not to spend too much time thinking about them, I only have one year in Finland, and I want to make the BEST of it!!!