Hello! I am a 20 year old, male exchange student coming from California, USA. I was born in the USA and raised in Los Angeles. I'm a junior studying Society and Environment. I am arriving early in hope to explore the city before classes start. I have also applied for uni dorm housing and might consider living in their quarters if offered - in which case I will only need to stay in the homestay for the first few days of my trip. I would prefer to stay in a homestay as I am looking for a more local and cheaper experience. I want to meet as many kiwis as I can and really immerse myself into the New Zealand culture rather than be in the dorm with many international students. I love going outdoors and working out! If you have any questions feel free to ask! I want my experience to be just as good as yours!