Just a small comment to the post saying that exchange is a challange: My intentions were not to offend or target anyone. It was written from an overall generalized perspective. Neither did I mean to give future exchange students a negative impression. All I wanted was to give you all a honest note about what exchange is really about. You are not entering a Hollywood high school musical movie (although, at some point it feels like it). As an exchange student you live a different, new, but real life. It's going to be downs, mostly ups, but like I said: It's an amazing and unforgettable experience.