For two weeks in April, my family hosted one of the 12 German exchange students coming to Tulsa. This was during the teacher walkout, so they only got to visit Booker T once, but luckily, they had trips planned throughout the first week of their visit. They visited places in and around Tulsa such as the Gilcrease Museum, the Amish community nearby, and The Cherokee Nation History Museum. They also went to Oklahoma City to visit the Memorial there and the governor’s mansion. But before all that, they all got to go to the prom with some of the older hosts. That of course involved dress shopping with a few of the girls beforehand (we went to the mall several times; they don’t seem to have shopping opportunities like that in Germany) and they seemed to enjoy it. I didn’t get to attend the prom because I’m only a freshman, but I heard it was fun. The next day was Easter, and we did normal Easter things. The second week of their visit was the days they were supposed to shadow us at school, so we found ourselves trying to find stuff to do. We had already done paintball with most of the students and hosts, but we found things. I’m not sure what the other people did, but my student, me, and some other hosts and their students went shopping more, and we did an escape room. On Thursday April 12 though, we had to say goodbye to our new friends. At the airport, there were some tearful goodbyes and some promises to keep up new Snapchat streaks, when we all parted ways for now.