Second Grade Interns

Abigail SCHMIDT

Working with: Normandale 2nd

What are you excited about this year? I m really glad that I m going to be taught the job of a french teacher for foreigners! This internship is perfect for me because it s like the following of my studies : I ve passed my bachelor of English (3 years in university). Have you been to the U.S. before? No it s my first time! My dream came true!
What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? Oh that s a question difficult to answer! There are so many things! I ve had the occasion of spending three weeks in California before going to Minnesota so I ve  visited San Francisco,  Santa Cruz, the Red wood forest, seen many lakes and I ve hiked too. I m open to whatever my host family or my partner family will want to show me!
Where have you lived? I grew up in Romainville, a city near Paris. I lived there for 12 years. I've been living in Boubiers, a small town in countryside for 10 years now (1 hour north Paris)
Tell us a little about your family: I m the oldest of four children. I m 21 (I m going to turn 22 on September 18th), my sister is 19, my first brother is 15, and my youngest brother is 11. One of my cousin has been living with us for three years now. He s 14. I don t have any pet.
What is your favorite subject? English for many years
What are your hobbies and interests? I enjoy reading, singing, spending time with my friends. I love children too. I would like to try ice skating (especially in Minnesota Hi hi!), karting and maybe doing some sports during the year, as swimming.
What style of movie do you like best? I prefer comedy and romantic movies. I m not really big on action movies nor thrillers.
What foods do you enjoy eating? I like many foods. I ve tasted pan cakes, sweet corn.. what I don t like is spicy food!
Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? Not at all!
 
 
 

Amandine ALVAREZ

Working with: Normandale 2nd

What are you excited about this year? I'm excited to meet my families, visit new landscapes, meet new people, learn about american culture, and langage too. I'm excited to see the school, classrooms,  meet the pupils, teachers...
Have you been to the U.S. before? Never What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I'd like to see California, all the West coast seems wonderful, California, Utah, Arizona, especially San Francisco, and the Monument Valley. I would like to visit Florida, Boston, New Orleans... I love visiting lakes, parks, nature, and there is much of it in the US, it's great !
Where have you lived? I grew up in Burgundy, at Montceau-Les-Mines, a little city. Then I went to the university at Clermont Ferrand, and I went at Lyon to finish my studies. I really love these cities.
Tell us a little about your family: My parents are separated for a long time. The family of my mother lives at Montceau-Les-Mines, and the family of my father lives near Clermont-Ferrand. I have one sister, who's 25; I'm really close to her. My family loves cats, my father has 2 cats and my mother has one.
What is your favorite subject? Langages
What are your hobbies and interests? I love going to the cinema, with friends, family, or even alone. I like reading, even if I don't read a lot during my studies... I enjoy travelling, meeting new people... I like running sometimes, and I played badminton at the university.
What style of movie do you like best? I don't like all action movies, it depends of the story... I don't like thrillers, i'm too afraid of them. I like comedy and drama movies, especially true stories. I also really like animated movies, and short films.
What foods do you enjoy eating? I love french food, italian food, but I don't really know about american food (except for hamburgers) so I'll try !
Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? I don't have allergies, but I don't like some basics aliments: potatoes, milk, eggs, chocolate, but I like it when it's mixed with another aliments.

 

Justine Gay

Working with: Normandale 2nd

What are you excited about this year? First I am excited to come to the U.S., it is like a dream for me becoming true. I am also excited to meet everyone, the children and to work at Normandale school, this is going to be very interesting and enriching. This trip is like an adventure, I am looking forward to learn more about the American culture and to discover this big country.
Have you been to the U.S. before? I have never been to the U.S. before so I am really excited to come and discover this country.
What would you like to see/do while visiting the U.S.? I would like to visit cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles..
I would like to see a baseball match because it does not exist in France.
I would enjoy to celebrate Thanksgiving too since it is a famous American tradition.
Where have you lived? I grew up in Auvergne and I am still living there, in a small town called Vic le Comte.
Tell us a little about your family: I have one little sister. Her name is Valentine and she is 15.
I don't have any pets but I love cats and dogs.
What is your favorite subject? English
What are your hobbies and interests? I enjoy cooking, dancing and going for a walk. I would like to try pottery.
What style of movie do you like best? What I like best is comedy, action, adventure and fantasy.
What foods do you enjoy eating? I like many types of food but what I prefer is potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, pasta. I love fruit, cakes and chocolate.
Do you have any food restrictions or allergies? I don't have any food restrictions or allergies.


 





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