European exchange students at Moffat County High School shatter stereotypes

European exchange students at Moffat County High School shatter stereotypes

Craig Daily Press, Craig, Colorado, January 7, 2017
by Sasha Nelson

 

European exchange students at Moffat County High School shatter stereotypesFour students have traveled from Europe to study at Moffat County High School this year. They are, from left, Andrea Fernandez, Spain; Linna Xia, Spain; William Monsonnec, France; and Jarno Saathoff, Germany.

Craig — Four exchange students from Europe are spending the school year at Moffat County High School, where they are shattering stereotypes, held both by others and themselves, as they adapt to life in rural America.

“I’ve been asked if I eat dog, because I’m Chinese. And if Spanish people like naps” said Linna Xia who is from Madrid, Spain.

For the record, Xia does not eat dog but loves naps. While such questions surprised her, she and her fellow exchange students believe addressing stereotypes is part of the experience…

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