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Students from Spain attend Legend

By Shantel Schwehr

During the first month of the school year, five students from Spain attended Legend.  Read what two of those students thought of their experience here at Legend.

Miguel Daniel-Mozo

Q: What have you learned about the U.S. in your time here?
A: American culture is very different from spanish culture. Our time-schedules are different, our societies are different, high schools are different… I got to experience all this for a month, so I got to learn about everything a typical american family would do.

Q: How is high school here different than in Spain?
A: Schools in Spain are organized in a very different way: All the kids, from 1-12 grades, are usually in the same building. Also, most schools are not as highly-teched as Legend, that’s one thing that’s impressed me a lot. Our teachers try to treat us as college freshmen, so we get the feeling on what college is like. There are lots of different things.

Q: What did you think of homecoming here at Legend? Did you dress up?
A: I found it a great way to mix school and have fun together. We don’t have it back in Spain, it’s an idea that definitely wouldn’t work, but I did dress here. I also went to the homecoming dance, I really enjoyed it.

Q: Why did you choose to be an exchange student? Was it a hard decision?
A: I chose to be an exchange student because I wanted to learn more about American culture [and] American high school… I have stayed with a host family three more times, and [it has] always been a great experience, so I thought that this one would be as well.

Carlos Soriano

Q: What have you learned about the U.S. in your time here?
A: US is awesome, people are very nice and there are so many things to do.

Q: How is high school here different than in Spain?
A: First we stay in the same class for the whole year, teachers move. We don’t have lockers. Our teachers in Spain (some of them) aren’t very nice as here in the US where classes are more fun. Finally we don’t have homecoming week.

Q: What did you think of homecoming here at Legend? Did you dress up?
A: I was so fun, I wish we could do that in Spain! Of course I dressed up, I wanted to be part of the school.

Q: Why did you choose to be an exchange student? Was it a hard decision?
A: The experience of being on an American school and [I had] a great time. At first I was not sure, but I finally decided to come.