We are happy to have Jose join us in our eighth grade class this year. Jose is thirteen years old and speaks Spanish, English, and German. He says it was his idea to become a foreign exchange student, but he adds it did not take much effort to get his parents on board. Jose is always smiling and is ready for anything his new classmates invite him to partake in. He has been having such a good time here at MCA and with his host family that he says he often forgets to call home, and he has not been homesick in the least. He loves hanging out with his new friends and would recommend the foreign exchange program to others.
Also joining MCA is seventh grader Camila. Camila is twelve years old and speaks Spanish and English. Like Jose, she enjoys experiencing a new culture and getting to know new friends. She says she is very entertained by her classmates and their comical antics that make her laugh. Camila also enjoys singing and dancing and is always ready to teach MCA students a song from her country. Most recently she joined the MCA cheer squad and says it is great fun cheering for the athletic teams. Like Jose, Camila would also recommend the exchange program. She hopes to visit the United States of America again one day.