Exchange student: Greta Loss

March 25, 2014

By Salma Mahmoud

On the first day of school, the attention of students in the International Baccalaureate Spanish class was quickly captivated by someone speaking in the most authentic, beautiful Spanish accent they had heard.

Greta Loss is actually Italian, an exchange student this year at Skyline High School. The Beat caught up with Loss to see what she thinks of her new life in the United States.

Salma Mahmoud Skyline   High School

Salma Mahmoud
Skyline High School

“The thing I miss most is my family, of course,” she said. “And the Italian food.”

Growing up in the city of Feltre, Italy, an hour and a half away from Venice, Loss said she always had aspirations of travelling abroad.

“I chose America as my study country, but everything else, like the state and city I would be staying in, was completely random,” she said.

Loss’s favorite thing about American school is the close integration of the student body. In Italy, she said, very few school sports or interest-based school clubs exist. Here, Loss joined two sports teams — swim and tennis — and enjoys participating in other extracurricular activities.

“I want to do another program here during college,” she said, “but the free university in Italy is too tempting to give up.”


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