Joelle Pfeil ’17 – Romeo High School welcomed Larissa Pereira ‘15, a foreign exchange student from Brazil. One of the first things she realized when she arrived in America was the difficulty of the language.
Q: What is the hardest part of being in America?
A: The language is the hardest. When we are learning, everyone here speaks very fast, not hard to understand but hard to talk.
Q: What is the biggest difference between Romeo High School and a high school in Brazil?
A: Some of the differences are that there’s no schedule for each semester, the school is much bigger, and more organized.
Q: How long have you been speaking english?
A: Only for a year and a half.
Q: How is the food different?
A: Food in Brazil is much fresher and more of the homemade style. It’s also one of the things I miss the most.
Q: What do you miss?
A: I miss my friends and family, and my food.
Q: What is your opinion of Romeo?
A: Everyone is very nice and polite. Americans don’t talk to you as much at school, more if you see them on the street.
Q: How long are you staying?
A: I am only staying for the first semester, then visiting many different places before I go home.
Q: How do you feel about living in America?
A: Everyone here is very connected to each other and everyone knows everyone,they are real nice people. I’m trying to fit in and meet a lot of people so I can get closer to them, and they help me very much if I have a problem here.
Q: Are you excited to go back to Brazil?
A: I am looking forward to going back to Brazil to see my family, but I will miss America and all it has to offer.
Q: Do you like Romeo Spirit?
A: Yes I do, seeing everyone come together as a community is something I will never forget.