Everybody has a first love in their lives. In my case, I have a first love and a first foreign love. My first love was a Brazilian guy, of course. But I only fell for him after my exchange student program in the USA. However, it was only a few years later that I actually had an American boyfriend.
When I was 17 years-old, I decided to be an exchange student in a small town called Middleville in Michigan. I was the only female foreign student. I do admit I was very naïve and still insecure about boys. The fact that I ate everything edible that was presented to me, which ended up making me gain 10 kilos (22 pounds) in three months, didn’t help me either. So I spent nine months there, but only had a few flirts and no boyfriends. Although I didn’t date anybody, I saw the potential foreign men had.