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Before the work started, the local churches were excellent at organising things for international students, even if you weren’t a part of the church. Below is a picture from a hike up the local ‘mountain’. They also put on trips to Niagara Falls, an Amish town and many more smaller events.

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When all the Americans arrive, there’s a big welcoming ceremony which is one of the most american things you’ll ever see!

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Their equivalent of the bun fight is huge and is held outside in the heat.

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The first game of the season. Even if you don’t like American football, going along to the 4th largest stadium in the world is worth the experience.

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There is a beautiful park called the arboretum where you can sit and watch the sun set.

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We did a 5K fun run where they pelt you with coloured powder!

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Oh, and we got free Kanye tickets. video at the bottom.

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Being in central Pensylvania, there’s not too much to do, but the big city (Pitsburg, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington) aren’t too far away. I was lucky enough that my family came over for my birthday and we took a trip to New York.

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Kanye

Part of the half time show at the American football.

The nice stuff I’ve done

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