I will live as an only child, because my older brother is going off to college after I return. Here, I had the experience of having a sister who became one of my closest friends. Megan helped me adapt to my host community. On the first day of school, she showed me around and introduced me to her friends.
It has also been exciting to see with what interest the Americans are following the changes in all of Europe, especially Germany. I have found that, generally, a reunified Germany is favored here.