Column: Welcome to Malaysia ... a long way from Indiana




Courtlyn Heaberlin is a 16-year-old Whiteland Community High School student who traveled to Malaysia in July for a 10-month cultural immersion program. Her occasional column is excerpted from her blog.

July 2: Host family!

So after much anticipation, I just found out my host family. I will be living in Kuantan, a city near the east coast of the western Malaysian peninsula. I can’t wait. From what I’ve seen, it will be beautiful!

I also will be living with a big family of four brothers and one sister, which I’m so excited about. I feel like having such a large family will be a great chance to get to know the culture from all different points of view.

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