Sunday, June 21, 2009

5 Weeks and 2 days! (38 Days!)

I am so pumped to leave! I know that may sound terrible but I really wish the summer would pass faster! I love my friends and family TONS but going on exchange is something that you just can't help but be super excited for.

I found out my leaving date. I am scheduled to leave July 29th! I also found out my allowance, 600 SEK a month! YAY! For those of you that dont know...

1. Rotary exchange student get an allowance every month from their hosting Rotary clubs. This money is mostly for necessary things, the kind of stuff your host family doesn't buy for you. Things like floss, toothpaste, face wash. Basically stuff that is more personal hygeine. You can also use it for your "fun" money, It doesn' really matter.

2. "SEK" is the Swedish currency. It can also be called Krona, Kronor, or the one most people have heard it called, Crown. The exchange rate for the Crown is about 1:7, maybe a little higher. So that means that every dollar is about 7 Crowns. In a nutshell that means my allowance roughly translates to 80 dollars a month, not too bad... plus i will have to money I make over the summer to help me out!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Haley !
    My name is Nathan, I've recently put my name down to do a rotary exchange student! And my club chose my to go to the district interviews!! IM SO EXCITED! I've come across your blog and have been reading it a bit because I'm considering Sweden as one of my countries :)
    So can you tell me what being an exchange student there was like!? Thankyou!
    I'm due to go next year if I get in :)
    In Australian :) thankyou :)