France 2018/19 | school program
My name is Henry and I was in France with AFS in 2018/19. It is not an exaggeration to say that through QueerTausch I was able to fulfill my year-long desire to go abroad - as a trans* person it was not easy to find a place in one of my dream countries. France wasn't one of them then, but I was lucky enough to get a call from Shuggi and ended up with my (now second) family in Lille. The openness of my (host) family has brought me light years further on my way to a new culture and to myself. I will never forget our conversations together at the table, while playing games or during long car journeys, which I probably would never have had with my own German family. In my everyday life in France, being queer was not a question, but a fact.
I am grateful for all these experiences and especially the QueerTausch team for their wonderful work! <3
Biss and very best regards to all,