Getting up at 6 a.m. is hard and knowing that the class mates are on holidays should be even worse. But today this doesn’t matter anything to me. We’re in the USA and this is our first proper schoolday. We “shadow” our hostpartners into every lesson. This includes for example chemistry in English or Orchestra in one of the great rooms that make me want to move to Denver but it also means attending the very funny German lessons with so many funny pronounciation problems. In contrast to Germany pupils here have the same schedule from Monday till Friday. Teachers seem to be much less strict than in Germany. After school my partner takes me to a meeting of the National Honor Society Club, an organisation for good pupils in which they can help in social companies/do charity work for free. We drive to Denver and help “Urban Peaks” a place especially for homeless teens or young adults. We make them sandwiches for dinner. The people are really friendly and polite which is quite impressive. The organization has really cool rooms for brake-dancing and recording rap songs. The people can paint any wall with graffiti which makes the whole house just awesome. Afterwards we go to a Boys Scout Tribute (quite similar to “Pfadfinder”) were the Scouts get thousands of badges for every activity they joined.