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Two New Students from the Assist Exchange

Byline: Katie Pavelec

Posted: August 31, 2012

Canterbury has gained two new students who are on an exchange with the Assist Exchange Program. These two girls, Toni, from Germany, and Alice, from Austria, have joined the Canterbury family for a school year as juniors in the Class of 2014.

The girls are living with two host families, the Stroups and the Olatunjis, and enjoying everyday life in the United Sates. Toni said, “I have really enjoyed my time here so far, it is very different from home, but I think that it is different in a god way.”

Alice said, “I have already started to make new friends, and I think that Canterbury is a great place, so far I have really enjoyed myself.”

Both girls said that their favorite thing about Canterbury is the fact that they can play sports with the school. Toni said, “In Germany, you can only play sports in your free time, which is mostly on the weekend. Most sports are not organized, but rather just getting a group of friends together and playing.”

Alice also said, “While Canterbury is challenging, and I feel like I have a lot of work to do outside of school, I also feel like I have time to spend with friends more often.”

Alice and Toni are both really looking forward to a fantastic year, and hope to learn so much to bring back to their friends and families in their home-countries.