I feel very accomplished to finally have a blog setup, so it’s time to start getting this thing rolling. My name is Weston Ballard and I am going to be a foreign exchange student to Germany this coming school year with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. I’ve wanted to travel abroad for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents lived in Germany, so the excitement I was shown from them about how great it is over there was only intensified when I finally decided to apply to go. I love theatre, politics, philosophy, running, and experiencing new things, and I know I’ll get quiiittteee a bit of new things over in Europe. I’m really excited to read this blog years down the road when Germany becomes memories to me that I will be able to read through and all the great stories prospective foreign exchange students will read that will ignite the fire inside of them to take the final step and apply. All in all, I’m ready for a great year and ready to finally LIVE.