NPHS Students International

September 21, 2017

Coming from Germany, and leaving the only place they’ve ever known, two foreign exchange students chose to travel to a small American town and continue their studies there for a school year. Currently, New Plymouth High School has the privilege of hosting Nici Gross and Chanon Kiwitt.

Both Chanon and Nici have enjoyed the U.S. so far. They both chose to come to the America to practice speaking English and to get to know the culture.

Chanon has already started participating in American activities and recently had the opportunity to go to church camp with his host family. Chanon is also participating and competing with the New Plymouth Cross Country team. He said that if he could take one thing back to Germany, it would be the big cars.

Nici was also excited to come to America. He enjoys spending time with his host family, whom he likes shopping with. After school he practices with the New Plymouth football team. Nici loves his host family’s cat, and if he could, he would take it back to Germany with him.

Both Nici and Chanon note one of the main differences between Idaho and Germany is that “Idaho has more desert” Nici says. Also, Germany is greener and has more cities. They also think that schools in Germany are more relaxed and they didn’t have to do as much work as they do here.

All in all, the boys really like the United States. They are learning a lot about the culture and customs of America. It is a good sign that they both plan on coming back to the U.S.A. later in their lives.

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