Cristina from Switzerland

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Cristina from Switzerland

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Program Start: August 2024

Program Length: Academic Semester

Interests: Swimming, Reading, Skiing

About this Student

Hello! My name is Cristina and I live in the north of Switzerland. My father is from Switzerland and my mother is Spanish. So we have family in Switzerland and Spain. At home, we speak German. I am the only daughter in my family, but as I have eleven cousins, I am used to living in a larger family.


I am now in tenth grade. There are different subjects you can take. I majored in science and math. Sometimes we do projects at school. Last year I launched a stratospheric balloon with my friend for school. The balloon flew almost a hundred kilometers and we found it in a fir tree thanks to a GPS transmitter. Unfortunately, the camera didn’t work because it froze. That was my favorite project so far.


But I also like languages and that’s the reason why I would like to do an exchange year. My wish would be to spend a semester with an American family and study at a high school. I think that I would benefit greatly from this exchange, but I would also like to bring something of my home country to you as my host family. My time with you will last over Christmas. This is a wonderful time when we have our customs on both sides of the Atlantic. Just thinking about the Christmas cookies.


Apart from school, I am part of a swimming team. I’ve been swimming since I was a little kid and I’m currently in my club’s A squad. It would be great if I could be part of a swim team in the USA too. I generally enjoy doing sports. In winter I like to ski when I can and sometimes I also go horse riding. But I’m also open to new things, there’s still a lot I haven’t seen. Maybe you have other activities, I’d love to be surprised.


As your host student, I look forward to getting to know your way of life and introducing you to our way of life in Switzerland. So far I have only known the USA as a vacation destination. We were once in the southwest of the USA and I liked it very much. But I am sure that living in the USA is very different. I would be interested to know how you live together, how you work and how you go to school.

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