By Tijemn Bormans, The Netherlands
Zhan Boxuan, Macau,China
Interview by Eri Yamashita, JAPAN
By Jessica Fruehbrodt, Germany
I’m from Belgium in Antwerp. It is a pretty small city but really nice.
My home city is really different compared to Santa Barbara. The city where I come from is a lot bigger than SB. Our downtown is much bigger than State Street and Paseo Nuevo.
Yes I have one brother and one sister. I’m the middle one. Yes I miss them but I’m already excited to see them soon because I’m going back to Belgium to spend the holidays with them.
Yeah I’ve been here for a few times. I’ve visited Washington, Miami, Philadelphia, and right now I’m enjoying my life here in California.
I definitely want to see Las Vegas. That will be my last trip here in California because I’ve already been to San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Unusual, open-ended Questions
I would get a heart attack because I’m really afraid of sharks. That’s also the reason why I don’t go into the water at all.
I choose this city because it is the biggest EF school in the United States of America and also because my best friend goes to university there. I’m not afraid of the cold because I’m used to it because it is also really cold in my home city.
When I was in the plane I was talking about a girl sitting next to me and I said to my friend that I’m sitting next to the ugliest person ever. I didn’t realize that she also spoke French and understood me.
I would move to London, England.
I would want to be there with my best friend.
By Camilla M. Frederiksen, Greenland
I Have interviewed Clara Wagner, Clara is 21 and she’s from France.
She have finished university in France, she studied marketing at the university.
Her plan is to study business after she finishes, her school year here in Santa Barbara EF.
Clara’s favorite cake is fruit cake and her favorite sports game is volleyball.
If she has to choose three tings to bring to an Ireland, she would take her pillow, phone and her best friend with her.
If Clara’s house starts burning and she had 60 seconds to take what she can take, she would take her pictures because the pictures are memories for her, passport, wallet and her grandfathers ring that mean a lot to her.
And for the last, the country she want to visit next time she travels is Thailand.
What is your name?
My name is Faye Van Buren.
How old are you?
I am 17 years old.
Where are you from?
I am from the Netherlands.
What languages do you speak?
I speak Dutch and English.
What made you decide on going to Santa Barbara?
My mom had been here and she told me it was very beautiful and a good sized city. And I wanted to go somewhere warm.
What is your favorite thing to do in the States?
My favorite thing to do in the States is to go out and eat, especially pizza. I also enjoy travelling and visit different places.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
What would you do if you won $1 million?
I would buy a house in Spain, and all different kinds of stuff that I want.
What are your life goals?
I want to find something that I want to study that I would enjoy working with. Then I would like to start a family.
By Carolina Magnusson, Sweden
Have you ever thought in make a time for you in the day to relax, to think about you? Just imagine what things would you like to do in this time and imagine how would you feel after doing this. It is amazing believe that with a simple time we can feel really harmonized.
The greatest of people spend of lot of their time living on the run, trying to get on time all the activities, work, home and satisfy others but hardly ever make time to be alone and do the things that we indeed enjoy.
The first thing that you have to do, is to book in you schedule a time during the day and think the place where you would like to go and the things that you would like to be doing, regardless of what timetables of the gym or any sport. I consider that, although , this is something that improve the health and that it cause welfare state but make a time for you to doing nothing you feel good the mind and spirit.
Then you only have to relax and enjoy the moment and have on hand something to write about the things, wishes and projects that came to mind.
It seems to me that all people should make time for themselves because I think that this way, you get to know yourself and will have a more clear mind to continue your routine, make good decisions and love yourself.
Jana is 19 years old. She is from Swizerland and lives with her family, but in this moment she is staying in Santa Barbara because she loves studying English.
Her family consists of her sister Lena and her parents Martin and Tatjana.
She has got a nice cat called Vanessa.
She is in secondary school and her favorite subject is Art.
She would like to be an Actress.
She speaks German, a bit French and English.
Her favorite food is the pizza.
She enjoys going shopping and the best shop for her is Brandy Melville.
She doesn’t have preference with any film but she likes funny movies.
She doesn’t have a boyfriend but I think that soon she will have one.
She would like to know the city Los Angeles.
She told me that in her city there aren’t a lot of interesting places to visit but if I went there, I could go to the disco and go shopping.
I think that Jana is a very funny girl!
Mélodie is 16 years old, she is from Canada and lives with her family but in this moment she is staying in Santa Barbara, because she studying English and want to improve her speaking.
She has got 2 sisters called Olivia and Marika and she gets along very good with them but sometimes she wants to kill them!
Her parents are called Marcel and Lyne.
Melodie goes to the secondary school and her favorite subject is Art, she is very creative.
She is planning to study Lawyer when the secondary school ends. It seems to have nothing to do with Art but really to defend a person is required to be very creative and capable to resolve a problem and reach an agreement with the other lawyer and to convince the judge.
She dreams of going to the Bahamas, she loves the beach, lying on the beach and knowing places. In her city there isn’t a beach and it’s very cold, also there aren’t many things to do, only the Stade Olympique.
She likes playing tennis and she loves going to the shop, and her favorite is H&M.
She loves to eat Sushi and her favorite movie is Harry Potter.
She can speak French and a bit Spanish.
She told me that she doesn’t have a boyfriend but I don’t believe that…
I think that Melodie is a fantastic Missy!