Dear Host Family,

Please be patient. 

I’m from another culture, so I don’t always know how to behave here. 

I’m still learning English, so I don’t always know what you’re saying.  

I’m a teenager, so I don’t always make the best choices – even if I really think I’m trying.

I’m not perfect, and I will probably let you down.

But I’m here because I want to learn.

Don’t give up on me yet.  I need you more than you know. 

Forever in Your Debt, 

Your Exchange Student