Princess with her homestay mother
The home stay experience was way different than what I expected it to be. At first i was scared of participating in the home stay especially alone. I felt as if i wouldn't fit in with the family, there would be a lot of awkward moments and the greatest task would be communicating! After Deb and Bob challenged me ( basically told me i had no choice ) i agreed to participate.
The first night was a bit weird because i was in a new environment, everything was in one room, the beds were different as well as the food. After loosening up a bit i realized this would be a great experience, me and my Ama la have shared many laughs, traditions, as well as stories. She taught me more Tibetan language while i taught her more English as well as twi ( my language). This home stay experience has been great and i am glad that Bob and Deb pushed me into experiencing it. I have grown more independently as well as in culture.