Home town: Lucey, France
Specialization: I have an M.A. degree in English/ American Studies and Heritage Tourism. This past year, I worked as a cultural mediator in a regional library.
Hobbies: Traveling, yoga, music, Formula-One and art.
Little-known facts about me: (1) I am deeply passionate about Native American culture and history. (2) I think I know every Friends episode by heart. (3) I met Santa Claus in Lapland, and guess what? He speaks French!
What I want to learn about the U.S.: I want to experience and learn more about American traditions and ways of life. Iowa is a state that I have yet to visit, and I cannot wait to do so–it seems that the state has quite a past.
Home town: Ellrich, Germany
Specializations: Teaching German, German as a Foreign Language, and English, particularly interested in Gender Studies, Phonetics, and German Linguistics
Hobbies: Literature is my passion, but I am also interested in drama, dance and art.
Little-known facts about me: (1) I am a Ravenclaw. (2) The most beautiful city I’ve ever been to is Budapest! (3) I could eat at Taco Bell every day.
What I want to learn about the U.S.: I want to learn more about great American authors and American culture such as circumstances that fostered hip hop and R&B. I want to experience the best that Iowa has to offer!
Home town: Totoras, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Specialization: I am a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Specially, I am interested in linguistics and methodology.
Hobbies: Volleyball! I have been playing this sport for 18 years now. I enjoy all kind of outdoor activities. I also like reading novels.
Little-known facts about me: (1) I’m planning to pack “yerba mate” and all my “mate” equipment with me because I love it! (2) I am a nature lover.s
What I want to learn about the U.S.: North American history, culture and ways of life.