Hallo, mein Name ist Alana! I'm Alana, and I'm from the Bahamas. I'm 16 years old and I'm a senior at Bishop Michael Eldon School in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Later this year I'll be moving to Germany - one of the biggest changes of my life. I'm both excited and, admittedly, pretty nervous. Coming from a fairly small island, I can only imagine how different Germany will be, surely in the culture and undoubtedly in the climate! I come from a large family, with three older sisters and a younger brother and sister. I live with my mom, dad, and my two younger siblings. One of my sisters, Rachael, is currently on an exchange in Denmark, and she's absolutely loving it. I'm always seeing new pictures of the country and how much she's enjoying herself. I'm a pretty active person, and I like going to the gym and I've recently started playing soccer at my school. I also really enjoy art, reading and writing, and I love history. Seeing as Germany is a country rich in history, I look forward to seeing a new side of its history that I wouldn't otherwise get the opportunity to see. My friends and I are always spending time together, going to the beach, at the gym, going out at night, or at each other's houses. It's going to be hard being in Germany so far away from everyone, but I'm also really excited for the change! Though I'm definitely nervous about learning the language (before I found out my country assignment was Germany I couldn't even say 'hello' in the language), I'm ecstatic about the opportunity and look forward to all the experiences waiting for me. I'm very thankful for the opportunity and I'm counting down the days until this wonderful journey begins!