They may speak a completely different language, but other than that, they are no different than typical American students.
Students from Gymnasium Philippinum in Marburg, Germany, have been attending Crescenta Valley High School as part of an exchange program. They can be found chatting animatedly in mixed German and English with C.V. kids on the La Crescenta campus. Occasionally, there’s a pause as a student stops to think of the appropriate English word; soon, another student offers it to them, filling the gap in the conversation. All in all, the 14 11th graders from Gymnasium Philippinum have blended quickly into the sea of students at Crescenta Valley High, where they have experienced America for the past week.
“This is the fourth time that students of Gymnasium Philippinum are attending Crescenta Valley High in the exchange student program,” said program coordinator Dr. Ernst Engelbert.