THE FWSU STORY: Meet BFA’s Newest Exchange Students

This year at BFA Fairfax, three exchange students are spending the year with us learning about our school, our culture, and our students. Recently, we interviewed them to help us get to know them a little better.

Yuna is a 10th grader from Japan

Yuna is a 10th grader from Japan

Yuna, Grade 10

Home Country: Japan

BFA Courses: Sociology, US History, Spanish, Chorus

Plans after High School: University for International Relations.

What do you miss most about home?  The food! American food is very bland.

What is your favorite thing about Vermont? Burlington. Church Street has so much to do.

What is the most surprising thing about BFA? People wear t-shirts and short sleeves in the cold weather. It makes me cold!

Do you have travel plans while you are in the US? We may go to Canada in the winter and Florida in February.

Anything else? It is nice to meet everyone!

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Celia is a 12th grader from Germany

Celia, Grade 12

Home Country: Germany

BFA Courses: English, French, Forensics, Chorus

Plans after High School: University in an English speaking country.

What do you miss most about home? My parents, families, and friends! Also the convenience. At home, I can be in a city in 10 minutes using the train.

What is your favorite thing about Vermont? Nature. I have already seen a moose.

What is the most surprising thing about BFA? We can’t go outside during the day. At home, we can go outside in between every class.

Do you have travel plans while you are in the US? New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles

Anything else? The world is pretty small and we have to stay together as one!

Gina is a 10th grader from Japan

Gina is a 12th grader from Taiwan

Gina, Grade 12

Home Country: Taiwan

BFA Courses: Chemistry, Psychology, American dream, Drawing

Plans after High School: College for Psychology.

What do you miss most about home? The food, warm weather, the convenience of life in a city.

What is your favorite thing about Vermont? It’s pretty. There are mountains everywhere and lots of open space.

What is the most surprising thing about BFA? The school is much smaller than I thought it would be. My school has thousands of students!

Do you have travel plans while you are in the US? We may go to Canada in the winter and Florida in February.

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Gina, Celia, and Yuna

Working with our Global Partners enriches the high school experience for our students. It is a pleasure to learn from and with Yuna, Celia, and Gina.

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