Foreign exchange students in the Northwoods: students share differences between home and NorthwoodsSubmitted: 06/02/2015
NORTHWOODS - It can be difficult to go to school in a foreign country.

Students need to adjust to different traditions, language, and even food. 

Newswatch 12's Kaitlyn Howe spoke with five foreign exchange students who've spent the school year in northern Wisconsin. 

This week, we're learning about the students' experiences. 

Tuesday, we'll hear about the biggest differences between the students' hometowns and the Northwoods. 

Maike Saggau went to school at Rhinelander High school. She's from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 

"Public transportation, because here you don't have the opportunity of good public transportation," says Saggau. "In Germany we have a lot of public buses and train connections."

Christoffer Kjeve went to Rhinelander High School this year. He's from Rakkestad, Norway.

"There are so many sports you can choose here, and where I'm coming from there's not that many," says Kjeve.

Felipe Meza is from Talca, Chile. He went to school at Rhinelander High School. 

"Every single family has like a pet or a dog, a puppy," Meza says. 

Alicia Vandoorsselaere is from Burgundy, France. She went to Lakeland Union High School this year. 

"I would say probably the fact that everything is so spread out here and also that's, the school is kind of smaller than mine, and the public transportation," Vandoorsselaere says. 

Amiel Maranan is from Calamba City in the Philippines. He went to Lakeland Union High School this year. 

"How you make the transition from subject to subject, which is really different. Because in the Philippines we only stay in one classroom for the whole day and the teachers are the one who go to classroom to classroom," says Maranan.  

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