October 2018, Vol. XXIV, No. 2

 

Hawk Watch in Utah

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Salem! My name is Aidana, and I am an exchange student from Kazakhstan. I am one of the luckiest students, living in a great state of great mountains—Utah. My school is Salt Lake Center for Science Education, which is very unique from other high schools. It is a place with funny teachers, a friendly community, and a good educational system.

For many years our school has cooperated with an international organization called HawkWatch. Every year a group of students has a chance to experience their work... 

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Falling in Love with New York

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Since I arrived in the U.S., I have discovered a lot of new things. Everything is new for me and completely different. But even after a short amount of time, I realized that I love this life. When I arrived here, I immediately realized that Americans are very kind people. Even if you do not know each other, they will still say "hello" to you or "good morning."

I also fell in love with these lovely houses. And the squirrels—they're everywhere! I was shocked...

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Little Dreamer in Washington

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I am just a simple child that has a big dream. I expected to go to school, go home, do my assignments, and repeat until the school year ends. I did not expect this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be an exchange student to come my way. This exchange year will help me to mold my own personality.

I will learn about the cultures of other people by making friends with them. I will learn different things from them as well as sharing my own culture...

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