First, I'd like to say that I loved the idea of living with a host family. I believe this opportunity allowed me to immerse myself into the Chilean culture and to feel at home. I lived with a mom, her son, his girlfriend and their cat Emma. My host mom Maria was the sweetest, she always made sure I ate well and that I was happy. On days that I felt down or homesick she would always make me smile and greet me with big hugs. I love her! When I told her about Ramadan and about me fasting, she bought me dates (fruits) and made food that is popular in this month. Maria was the perfect host mom! She helped me out with my Spanish and I helped her out with her English (which is pretty good by the way!) I learned so much from her and I felt right at home.
A big hug and a million thanks for everything!