Exchange student: Bablina Celis
March 25, 2014
By Azan Sarosh
Imagine moving to a different country, where you don’t know anyone, and having to join a school when you barely understand the country’s culture. This is reality for exchange students like Bablina Celis, from Cancún, Mexico, who is attending Liberty High School.
Celis said moving to America for the school year was a fascinating experience.
“The thrill of going to a different country to live with a different family and change my everyday life has been absolutely amazing,” she said.
Things are different in America, but in a good way. As an exchange student, she had to move in with an unfamiliar family: the Guzmans.
“When living with an unfamiliar family, you get to experience what other families are like, and because we are from different cultures, they get to learn from yours just as you learn from theirs,” Celis said.
Although at first it seemed intimidating, Celis found living with another family was not bad.
“I’ve become really close with my host parents and siblings, to the point that I don’t even say the word ‘host’ anymore because now they are like my second family,” she said.
Celis plans to go back to Cancún after the school year, and is excited to share her new experiences with her friends and family.