Foreign exchange students

There are a number of foreign exchange students here at Highland hailing from countries as diverse as France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. I interviewed a couple of these students wanting to know about their experiences here so far.

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.55.25 AMWhat is your name ?
Julien.

What school did you go to back in France?/Grade?
Jeanne d’Arc./Junior.

How are your schools different from Highland?
Highland is bigger. Culture difference. Finishes earlier here. Better teachers. Cool. Different grades depending on your age.
The school start in December.

What things do they teach, or do, differently?
Subjects are different. You can choose more classes here. You get the same schedule every week but it’s a different classes each day. Took classes in French but took an English class.

What are some experiences that you enjoyed most/ least?
Food. Culture. It’s like another world. Early wake up for school. Everything is far away from each other.

What made you want to study abroad?
Learn English. Discover the culture and have new experiences of another country.

What fun and exciting things you’ve done so far?
Valley fair. The sports. Food is totally different.

What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking of studying abroad?
To come it’s a superb experience. Meet cool people.

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.55.48 AMWhat your name?
Alessandro

What school did you go to back in France/ Italy?
Virglio High school

How are your schools different from Highland?
You can’t choose your subject, you don’t change class every hour

What things do they teach or do differently?
They teach philosophy and Italian literature

What are some experiences that you enjoyed most/ least?
I have enjoyed the school and the cities

What made you want to study abroad?
Learn a new language and discover the culture of a different country

What fun and exciting things you’ve done so far?
I’ve been to Chicago

What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking of studying abroad?
Be ready for big changes in your life. It’s such an amazing experience.

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