This was the best experience of my life. I lived in a small town and made friends immediately. I learned the language and adapted to the culture. I was able to bring a part of my heritage with, as well. Being Jewish in Sweden was hard, but I was able to teach and celebrate my culture and traditions. In addition, I was able to learn about Sweden's culture and holidays. It is a place I feel I can be myself. Sweden is a second home to me, and I thank AFS everyday for allowing me this experience.