Kindergarten Interns


Jacques Boellinger

Working with: Normandale K

What are you excited about this year? I am very excited, a little bit anxious too leaving all my life beind. But I'm a social person and I'm optimistic so every thing will be fine and I'll bring my joy of life with me.
Have you been to the U.S. before? No. It will be the first time. But I spend one year in Uppsala (SWEDEN) and I traveled I a few countries in north europa : Finland, Norway, Danemark, Russia, Latvia, England...
What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I'd like to learn more about the U.S way of living,  and I'd like to visit this huge country as much as possible. Where have you lived? I'm born in Wissembourg  which is at the border from Germany. I live in Schiltigheim (near from Strasbourg) since 1999
Tell us a little about your family: I have three sisters ( 30, 28 and 14 years old) and two brothers ( 22 and 17 years old). My father is an young children educator and my mother is a stay-at-home mom but she is a painter too. I have a cat called Neko ( which mean cat in Japanese)
What is your favorite subject? History
What are your hobbies and interests? I enjoy theater and playing guitare . I'm always ready to try anything new.
What style of movie do you like best? I prefer comedy but I love watching movies of all kind .  But those time I prefer watching tv shows like Game of thrones or Doctor Who. What foods do you enjoy eating? My favorite type of food would be chinese I think, no no maybe French food  ( being chauvinistic never hurts anyone ). I'm quite difficult when it comes to food, I'm not very audacious on that point.
Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? I haven't any restrictions but has I said it before I'm a bit difficult, I don't like a lot of  foodstuffs.




Justine ACHARD

Working with: Normandale K

What are you excited about this year? I am excited to share my culture with others, teach French, discover more American traditions, meet new people and have fun.

Have you been to the U.S. before? Yes I have already been to the US before. I spent 1 year in Nebraska as an exchange student. I also went to New York, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Arizona.

What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I would love to go to New Orleans, Washington DC...

I would also like to go to a NFL and MLB game .

Where have you lived? I was born in Strasbourg and raised in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, which is a town right next to Strasbourg, and I still live there.

Tell us a little about your family: My dad's name is Laurent and my mom's name is Viviane they both work for the French government.

I have one older brother his name is Sébastien and he is an electrician.

I also have a dog that I love, her name is Châtaigne (chestnut).

What is your favorite subject? English

What are your hobbies and interests? I really enjoy going out with my friends, going to concerts, shopping, travelling. In my family we are rugby and baseball fans so we love to watch games together.

What style of movie do you like best? Comedy

What foods do you enjoy eating? My favorite food despite French food would have to be Libanese food.

Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? No



 

Clement GIBARD

Working with: Normandale K
What are you excited about this year? I'm in kindergarten so I'm very curious about the american process of learning and the pedagogy used in the class. I can not wait to see english speaking student turn to future french speakers in few months !!  Also, I'm excited to travel all around the US, enjoy time with the others interns, my host and partner family... Actually, I realised I'm excited about almost everything !!
Have you been to the U.S. before? No, that's my first time.
What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I want to enjoy the local culture in the US, discover how the american people lives. I obviously want to go to the big famous cities like New York, Chicago, San Fransisco...but not only : I really enjoy discovering new landscapes, especially natural ones like we can see in this famous region of the thousand lakes !! I also would like to watch lots of americans games like Football, NBA, Hockey, Baseball, ...
Where have you lived? I was born and grew up in Lyon.
Tell us a little about your family: I'm the oldest child in my family : I have a younger sister (she's just turned 20 this summer) and a younger brother who's 17. My mum works in a pre-school and my dad is a pharmacien in a big french company. I have two big dogs (Bernese Mountain Dog), a male and a female. I hope they will have babies this year to see them when I will come home !! What is your favorite subject? I like to talk about everything. What are your hobbies and interests? I like sports in general, espacially Tennis (watching and playing it). I like running and swimming too. I LOVE movies, watching and discussing about them, going to the movie theather. I also enjoy listenning to a lot of different kinds of music.    What style of movie do you like best? Like in music, I like all kinds of movies... I'm not picky ! What foods do you enjoy eating? I love EVERYTHING ! Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? I don't have any food allergy or restriction.

rigondet

Working with: Normandale K
What are you excited about this year? I'm excited about meeting new people, learn about american education, see differents cultures and visit the United States.
Have you been to the U.S. before? yes I went to Mclean, VA near Washington D.C in february 2013.
I visit New-york during 3 days.
What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I would like to see national parks like Yosemite, Yellostone.
I would like to see mount Rushmore and towns like chicago, las vegas, and others.
I would like to go to hockey, base-ball, basketball and football games!!!
Where have you lived? I grow up in Marzy, a small town in Burgundy in the center of France.
I'm still living in Marzy.

Tell us a little about your family: my parents both live in Marzy.

I have two siste, one younger who is 23 and one older who is 28.
I also have one niece who is 2.

 

I have one dogcalled vicky and one cat called chatmalo.
What is your favorite subject? lecture: foreign language What are your hobbies and interests? I like to go shopping, listening to music and go to the cinema. I like to walk and camp. I also like baking. What style of movie do you like best? I like all type of moovies except scary ones. I love disney's and pixar's cartoons. What foods do you enjoy eating? I like french foods and all other type of food except cinnamon and pineapple. Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? pineapple.










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