I’m living in New York City for 3 months now, and it’s the half of my stay. I think that the place where you are living and the persons you are living with are very important to feel good in an unknown country.
I’m living in Brooklyn in a wonderful loft, which is located in East Williamsburg. This loft is big, with four bedrooms, and four amazing roommates:
I came with Alexane, who is my age and is one of my friends from my school in France. We met three years ago, we both arrived at the EFAP Paris, which is the school where I’m studying in France, in the same time.
Also, I’m living with Kerry and Olga. Kerry is 22. She is from Philadelphia, and she is a very good person, very fun, and nice. She works for a music label in New York. She lived in London for 2 years, two years ago.
Olga is 21. She is from Russia, but she grew up in Israel with her parents and her sister. She left Israel when she was 18 because she didn’t want to do her military service for two years. She came to the United States, in Los Angeles, with a tourist visa without money or friends. There, she found a job, and she learnt English. She met an amazing man, but she was supposed to go back to Israel because of her visa. At this time they were very much in love, so he proposed to her, and they got married. They were married for two years, and they divorced in October. She got a visa thanks to this marriage, but she also lost her love. She felt very bad, so she came to New York to start a new life. Olga is younger than I am, but she has gone through so many things. I respect her a lot for that, and it’s a real life lesson.