ROANOKE--For the last seven weeks, a group of Argentinian students (grades 8-11) studied at North Cross. All of the students are from Corrientes, Argentina, the hometown of Spanish teacher Mariana Hermosilla. They took courses in history, sciences, English, and current US affairs, while becoming more familiar with American culture.
The students stayed with host families and visited Washington D.C., Natural Bridge, Shenandoah Caverns, attended a hockey game, and even had a chance to go skiing.
This visitation program is part of an ongoing relationship with Yapeyú School in Corrientes. When a group from North Cross traveled to Argentina this past summer, some of these students' families hosted our students.
Photos from the students' visit to Roanoke are included in the gallery below, followed by responses to the question "What did you enjoy most about your time here at North Cross."
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- "What caught my attention in this country was the friendliness of the people, the hospitality extended to you and the little things that make your day, either holding the door for you to go, inviting you to their favorite foods, and smiling at passing." - Camila Mattar
- "What it made it more special was that we (3 Argentinian boys) had the chance to participate of a series of football clinics with Coach Alexander, who taught us a little bit of what american football is. That was very nice for us, and we appreciate him for doing that." - Ariel Gaetmank
- "At first I wasn't going (to ski club) because I thought that it would be hard...I fell many times, more than I can count with my fingers, but my partners were always helpful and I think that they spent more teaching me than skiing. That doesn't surprised me, because i know that here the people are always with a hand for you." - Juan Castello
- "The school because its a place that you can talk with another persons and learn from their lives, spend the time learning things about this country that I didn't know and share your ideas and thoughts." - Dafne Soto
- "I'm really appreciative of my host family, they are the best. I think that my dad cooks one of the best chicken soup and chili ever, and my mom is really sweet. Oh and my sisters, of course. I feel they are really like my sisters. We have a very good relationship." - Sofia Oliveira