Connecting with teens around the world Name Rebecca Anne Lovell Age 21 City/country Morgantown, West Virginia Star sign Aries Despite its name, Morgantown is actually a bustling city of over 28,000 people, located on the Pennsylvania border in the northern part of West Virginia. The city's weather varies greatly from January to August, as there is a lot of snow in the winter, but it gets quite hot in the summer. There are six of us in my immediate family: my parents, one older sister and two younger brothers. Not only are we a tight-knit family, we're also close friends. When I was younger we didn't have pets because my older sister was allergic to animal hair. When she moved out of the house, my mum adopted a cat named Thunder. My city is home to West Virginia University (WVU), which has 26,000 students and which provides medical services for the region. I am studying history, leadership and religious studies at WVU. We also take sports very seriously. We have thousands of fans who attend football and basketball games faithfully. I love being outdoors enjoying the countryside. I particularly like hiking, kayaking and football. My favourite sport to play and watch is basketball. I like the atmosphere: the fast-paced action, the crowds cheering and the importance of team unity. I also enjoy taking photos, cheering on WVU in sporting matches, reading, watching movies, keeping up with my friends through Facebook and travelling. This past year, I took a great leap and decided to head overseas and study abroad for five months at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. It's one of the best decisions I've made at college so far. I'm glad I made the 'non-traditional' choice and chose Hong Kong. Most of my schoolmates opted for places like Spain or the UK. I was hooked on this city from the start. After the first week, I thought: 'How could I have gone anywhere else?' The adjustment from America to Hong Kong was quite easy because of the efficient transport, friendly locals, wide variety of food, enormous shopping malls and a night life that never stops.