[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] Uruguayan exchange student talks about her experience in Minnesota
Manuela Treber is a short term exchange student. She is staying in Minnesota for a month. Through this Illustrated Interview you can learn more about her hopes, goals, and her experience in Minnesota so far.
February 21, 2019
What are you doing in the US?
“I am here to see if I like living in this area. My mother came here when she was my age and stayed with the mother of the family that I am staying with. So we were already family friends. I love to travel, and experience something different so I am excited to be here. The overall goal is to see if I like it here, so that I can come back in the start of the next school year, and live here for a year.”
Do you like Minnesota?
What are your hobbies?
Are you able to swim here?
What do you like about SPA?
What will you do after you leave Minnesota?
Why do you want to come back and stay here for a year?
“Well in Uruguay it is very uncommon to go to the University and continue with your sport. The education system has less sympathy for swimmers. For example if I had a huge swimming tournament and a test on the same day, the school would immediately give me a fail on the test and not take into consideration the sport that I am in. For me to be able to come here I would need to get a scholarship in swimming, and if I got a scholarship I would be able to come here and study. And here in the US the Universities are better with understanding student athletes.”