International program welcomes students to Kimberley

Students from Japan, Germany, Mexico, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Norway, and Spain

A new group of international students have begun study in Kimberley.

A new group of international students have begun study in Kimberley.

For the Bulletin

Happy to be here!

A new school year means new faces from many places in the Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP).  This year there are over 40 international students attending Selkirk Secondary School and McKim Middle School from a wide variety of countries including Japan, Germany, Mexico, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Norway, and Spain.  As part of their welcome orientation in September, the students wrote the self-introductions that follow below.  Thank you once again to all the local families that have opened their homes to host students this year and to Kimberley as a whole for welcoming them into our community.  For more information on the program including how to become a host family you can find RMISP on the Web at www.RMinternational.ca, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rmisp, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rmisp.

THORBEN FROM GERMANY

Hey there, my name is Thorben.  I am from Germany, near Cologne.  I decided to spend my year abroad in Kimberley because of the beautiful landscape with sweet little houses and strange animals running around, which I see in Germany normally in the zoo.  There are great opportunities to do my sports here, like playing hockey, skiing and snowboarding.  The people here are very friendly.

JOSE FROM MEXICO

My name is Jose and I am from Mexico.  I am 16 years old and have come to Kimberley to study Grade 10.  I chose Kimberley because I want to learn to ski and learn to play hockey.  In Mexico my favorite subject is Science but here I think my favorite subject will be Outdoor Education.  My future plans are to finish school in Canada but I might choose to finish school in Mexico.

SHUNGO FROM JAPAN

My name is Shungo.  I’m from Kobe in Japan.  I’m a Grade 12 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  I want to learn English because most people in Japan cannot speak English.  I hope this helps me in the company I want to work for in Japan one day.  I want to try snowboarding.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

SIGRUN FROM NORWAY

My name is Sigrun.  I am from a small town in northern Norway.  I am a Grade 12 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  I am here to get better at ice hockey and for the whole experience in a new country.  It’s great that I got to come to Kimberley because I love to ski and there a lot of nice people here!  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

LEA FROM GERMANY

My name is Lea.  I’m from Cologne, Germany.  I’m a Grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are Mathematics and PE.  I chose Kimberley because of the great activities and school classes you can join.  I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people.  I hope I’ll improve my English skills.  Thank you for welcoming me to your community.

DY FROM SOUTH KOREA

My name is DY and I am the only International student from South Korea.  I am in Grade 11 and this is my second year studying abroad in Kimberley.  I am very excited about it!  My favorite subjects are Science and Math.  This year I want to make more friends and have fun in this great community.

LUIS FROM MEXICO

My name is Luis and I’m from Mexico.  I’m in Grade 8 and my favorite subject is Physical Education.  I chose Kimberley because I like it here.  I’m looking forward to making friends and learning English.  I like to golf and have fun with my friends.

SORA FROM JAPAN

Hello.  I’m Sora and I’m 18 years old.  I’m from Japan.  This is my third year to stay in Kimberley and to go Selkirk Secondary School.  I will enjoy my last year here so much.  I will improve my English skills more than I did last year.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

DAVID FROM GERMANY

My name is David.  I’m from a small town in Germany next to Frankfurt.  I’m a Grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are Math, Physical Education and Economics.

I want to work in politics and it will be important to speak many languages, which is why I want to speak and learn as much English as possible.  I chose Kimberley because of the natural surroundings, it’s small and has a great ski hill.  Thank you for welcoming me into your town!

DARIO FROM SWITZERLAND

My name is Dario.  I’m from Switzerland near Zurich.  I am a Grade 10 student at Selkirk.  My favorite subjects are English, Sports and Foods.  I want to learn English because I want to become a cook and travel.  I’m looking forward to skiing a lot.

SONIA FROM SPAIN

My name is Sonia.  I’m from a small city in Spain.  I’m a Grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are Chemistry and Physical Education.  I want to learn as much English as I can, meet a lot of people from all over the world and become more independent.  I chose Kimberley because I’ve been living all my life in a city and I thought it will be nice to live in a small town and be able to breathe fresh air and not pollution.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

TESSA FROM GERMANY

Hi everyone.  I’m Tessa and I’m from a town near Frankfurt in Germany.  I am in Grade 10 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are English and History.  I chose Kimberley because it’s a beautiful town and the people are very friendly.  I want to improve my English but I also want to get to know the Canadian people.  When I’m older I want to study and see the world.  Thank you for welcoming me to Kimberley.

KIMIKA FROM JAPAN

I’m Kimika from Japan.  I’m a Grade 12 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are English and Music.  I want to improve my English skills and make lots of friends.  I’d like to snowboard, do volunteer work and join clubs.  I chose Kimberley because it’s a really good place and it’s really good for learning how to speak English.  My future plan is not decided yet but I want to use English.

ANA SOFIA FROM MEXICO

My name is Ana Sofia.  I’m from Mexico City.  I’m in the Grade 8 at Selkirk.  My favorite subject is Art.  I chose to come to Kimberley because my oldest brother came here and had a lot of fun.  I want to learn English as much as I can and to have many Canadian friends.  I want to ski and have a lot of fun here.

TOMMY FROM GERMANY

My name is Tommy.  I’m from Mainz, Germany.  I am a Grade 11 student at Selkirk.  PE is my favourite subject.  Someone told me that Kimberley is very cool so I chose it.  I’m looking forward to snowboarding a lot.

CHIKA FROM JAPAN

I’m Chika.  I’m from Japan.  I’m a Grade 11 student at Selkirk.  My favorite subject is PE.  I want to improve my English while I’m in Canada.  I chose to come to Kimberley because it is small.  I’m looking forward to making many friends.

NORA FROM NORWAY

My name is Nora and I’m from Norway.  I’m in Grade 12 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are English and Social Studies.  I chose to come to Kimberley because it is a beautiful town with lots of fun things to do.  I plan to become a human rights lawyer and my dream is to improve the conditions for workers in the textile industry.  I’m looking forward to a great year in Kimberley.

ANNIKKI FROM GERMANY

My name is Annikki.  I’m from Hamburg, a big city in northern Germany.  I’m in Grade 10 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are English and Biology.  I really want to improve my English in Canada and I want to meet new people and get to know a new culture.  I chose Kimberley because I love skiing and hiking.  In the future I want to study medicine and work in a less developed country to help people.  I’m really happy to be here!

FELIX FROM GERMANY

My name is Felix and I’m from Germany.  I’m 16 years old and I’m in Grade 11.  My favorite subject is Outdoor Education.  I came to Kimberley because it’s a cool place for skiing.  I hope that I make many friends.

YUMI FROM JAPAN

I’m Yumi.  I’m from Japan.  I’m a Grade 12 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subject is PE.  I want to make friends from many different countries and improve my English so I can go to a high level university.  I want to snowboard this winter.  Thank you for welcoming me into your country.

INIGO FROM MEXICO

My name is Inigo and I am from Mexico City.  I am a Grade 9 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Math and Science.  I want to practice and improve my English.   I also want to learn about sports that are played here.  I want to learn about the wildlife and nature here.  I chose to come to Kimberley because it is surrounded by nature and there are a lot of animals.  I want to learn to ski and to live differently than I do in a big city.  I hope I have a lot of fun.

CAROLYN FROM GERMANY

My name is Carolin and I am from Germany.  I live in a small town near Frankfurt.  I am in Grade 10 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subjects are Math and PE.  I am here in Canada to improve my English to get better grades in Germany.  I don’t know exactly what I want to do in the future but I’m sure I want to go to university one day.  I’m really happy to be in Kimberley!

LORENZA FROM MEXICO

My name is Lorenza.  I am from Mexico City.  I am in Grade 8 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subject is Art.  I chose to come to Kimberley because it’s a beautiful town and I want to ski and learn to snowboard.  I am looking forward to making a lot of new friends and learn more English.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

MIHO FROM JAPAN

My name is Miho.  I am from Nara, Japan.  My favorite subject is Biology.  I like nature and Kimberley is surrounded by nature.  I am looking forward to learning how to ski and snowboard.

SEBASTIAN FROM MEXICO

My Name is Sebastian and I’m from Mexico.  I’m in Grade 8.  I think Kimberley is cool and I’m looking forward to making new friends.

FABIENNE FROM GERMANY

My name is Fabienne.  I am from a small town called Schweich in Germany.  I am a Grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Latin and Sports.  The reason why I came to Kimberley is because I want to meet new cool people and it sounded like a small and friendly town.  I am looking forward to making new friends and have a great time here with lots of new experiences.  Thank you for such a friendly welcome to Kimberley.

EMILIANO FROM MEXICO

My name is Emiliano.  I am from Mexico City.  I am a Grade 8 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Physical Education and Math.  I want to learn as much English as I can to have good English in the future.  I chose to come to Kimberley because of the hockey team and the ski mountain.  I am going to speak English a lot and play hockey too.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

ALEXANDER FROM GERMANY

My name is Alexander.  I’m from a small community in Germany and now in Grade 11 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subject is Physics.  I chose Kimberley because of the cool subjects like Forensics at Selkirk Secondary School, and because Kimberley looked good in the pictures.  What I am looking forward to the most is skiing a lot!  I don’t have any future plans except for doing my A levels the best I can.

YUTO FROM JAPAN

Hi I am Yuto.  I’m from Japan.  I live in a small town, it’s like Kimberley.  I like Kimberley so much.  I like winter sports.  I used to snowboard but I am going to try to ski this winter.  I am a Grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favorite subject is PE.  I want to learn more English while I stay in Canada.   Thank you!

LUCY FROM GERMANY

My name is Lucy.  I’m from Duesseldorf, a nice town in Germany.  I am a Grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are anything creative and French.  I hope to meet lots of interesting people, who can help me get an amazing experience in Canada.  I think such an experience is a great chance to find out what path to take in my future.  I’m grateful for my homestay.  Thank you!

RODRIGO FROM MEXICO

My name is Rodrigo, I’m from a big city in Mexico.  I’m a Grade 9 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Math and Physical Education.  I want to learn English because I want to have more job opportunities in the future.  I chose Kimberley because my brother, Andres, came four years ago.  I get to speak English, get to ski and have fun.

DENNIS FROM TAIWAN

Hi, I’m Dennis and I’m from Taiwan.  I came to Kimberley because it’s a small nice town.  I like the fresh air, green forest and friendly people here.  I will graduate from the high school here and I also want to improve my English.  I hope I will have a great year here.

ANNA FROM GERMANY

Hi, my name is Anna.  I am from Hamburg, a town in northern Germany.  I am in Grade 11 at Selkirk Secondary School.  My favourite subjects at home are Geography and German but I think here I’ll get other great subjects like Outdoor Education.  I came to Kimberley because I want to learn English and have great experiences.  I’m looking forward to making new friends from all over the world and try new things.  My future plans are to graduate in Germany, travel around the world and then study an interesting topic.

JACOBO FROM MEXICO

I’m Jacobo and I’m from Mexico.  I’m in Grade 7.  My favorite subject is Physical Education.  I chose Kimberley because it’s a little town.  I’m going to ski a lot and make friends.

STEPHANIE FROM GERMANY

Hey, my name is Stephanie and I’m a Grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School.  I’m from Berlin, Germany and I’m really looking forward to Outdoor Education and rugby.  I decided to come to Kimberley because I love skiing and outdoor recreation and I heard that Kimberley is a good place to be.   I think this will be the best year of my life – thank you for welcoming me in your community.

JOSE FROM MEXICO

My name is Jose and I’m from Mexico.   I am in Grade 9.  I hope to make great friends.