The Treaty

Home Away from Home: Hailee Eiker’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Hailee Eiker, 18, went to Germany as a foreign exchange student during her junior year. While she was away, Eiker was able to make new friends, family, and fond memories.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Foreign exchange students come from all over the world to experience different cultures during their time in school. They use foreign exchange programs as an opportunity to meet new people of diverse backgrounds, learn about the various culture and customs of an unfamiliar country, and experience new mom...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Patricia Hansen Casquinho,15, is from Hamburg, Germany, but was born and raised in Portugal, as her father is Portuguese. Casquinho came to America and hoped to share her culture as well as learn more about Kempsville’s during her stay.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

“I really like the competitive teams. It can be really stressful to know that everything here is really competitive and that you have to do your best.” Wistuba explains that while the competitive nature of school and its sports teams can be stressful at times, it’s still an aspect of American school that she enjoys.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   There are a variety of students here at Kempsville that come from different backgrounds and different ...

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz: Showing Us that We’re All Connected, No Matter Where We Come From

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz, who is from Spain, is spending a school year at Kempsville High School.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is apart of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   Swimming, lacrosse, climbing, skiing, surfing, and judo are some favorite sports of one of Kempsvill...

Different Country, New People: Marina’s New Way to Learn About Life

Marina and her host mother in Washington D.C.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

December 2, 2019

–    Kempsville High School is hosting six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   Today, many students dream of a life of travel and exploration after high school. However, this i...

Say Goodbye to Kempsville’s 2018-2019 Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign exchange students at Kempsville High School 2018 through 2019. From left to right, they are: Maria Seppik, from Estonia, Federica Fiorucci, from Italy,  Vadim Tosun, from Germany, Sara Cachinero, from Spain, and Antonia Emmerich, also from Germany.

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

–    Kempsville High School hosted five foreign exchange students during the 2018-2019 school year. This is the last part of a feature series on these students and their experiences.   Kempsville High School is home to many students from different countries who participate in foreign e...

My Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Here you can see my best friends from Germany!

Antonia Emmerich, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

–    Kempsville High School has five foreign exchange students during the 2018-2019 school year. This piece is written by Antonia Emmerich, a foreign exchange student, as a description of her time in America and as a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   My de...

Different Country, New People: Vadim from Germany

Vadim Tosun with his host brother from the family he is staying with in America.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2019

-    Kempsville High School has five foreign exchange students during the 2018-2019 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.     Vadim Tosun, 17, would be considered a typical student in his country, Germany. But instead, ...