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Foreign Exchange Students Talk about Experience in Area

Posted: Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Students visiting southeast Iowa from Poland have had an opportunity to talk about their experiences in the area.  Five students from Lodz, Poland were part of IMS the last four weeks to learn about living in Southeast Iowa.  Ralph Sokół says he has enjoyed meeting the different residents and students here.  He says having a culinary arts class was a wonderful experience because they do not offer that class in Poland.  Sokół says they offer more typical classes like languages, History and Science in Poland.  He adds the culinary arts class taught him skills of how to cook as well as running a business.  Student Justyna Mirovksa says the practical classes taught help to prepare American teenagers for their future lives.  The Polish students came to the area through Worldlink.  Sherrie Nisly says Worldlink is an organization that places international students in the country on government scholarships.  She says the five students that visited IMS were part of a school to school exchange and IMS students will visit Poland in return.  To learn more about Worldlink, click here.