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Student Spotlight – Klaus Boeger

Klaus Boeger

  Klaus Boeger

Q: What grade are you in?

 A: 12th

 

Q: Where exactly are you from?

A: Santa Catarina, Brazil

 

Q: Why did you come specifically to Waynesboro?

A: I took a test and placed third, so I was the third person to choose a country to go to. I chose the USA because I like the United States. I didn’t know where in the US I would be sent to, but they found a place where a family was able to be a host for me.

 

Q: What is your favorite experience so far in America?

A: Some different things I’ve tried, like cross country, drive-in movies, french fries, milkshakes, hamburgers, I went to see my first ever baseball game in Washington D.C., and I did cross country here.

 

Q: How is school different between your home country and America?

A: In Brazil we don’t choose our classes, we have the same classes and classmates all year, but the teachers move around.

 

Q: How is the culture different?

A: Not very different, the food is different, like beans and rice are not as common, and here you can drive when you’re 16; in Brazil you can’t drive until you’re 18.

 

Q: What do you miss most about home?

A: I went to a lot of parties, I miss some old friends, a little bit my family but not too much because I really like it here. Also, my favorite food, churrascos.

 

Q: What do you hope to learn while you’re in America?

A: I want to improve at the language, know a lot of people, make good friends, understand American culture, and graduate. I also want to visit New York and go to Washington D.C. again.

 

Q: What are some of your interests or hobbies?

A: I’m from Brazil so I play soccer, though I’m not very good at it. I like to play video games and watch movies, and I used to play poker.

 

Q: How was it to run cross country this fall?

A: Cross country was really hard at first, but I got used to it and I really like to run. I met a lot of nice people.

 

Q: What is your favorite class here?

A: Probably History. I like to learn about US independence, and Virginia’s history, the revolutions, Abraham Lincoln, etc.

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