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You have reached the LSHS home for all things Foreign Exchange! Here you can find info on our exchange students. Click the students' flag to learn more about their country, and read interviews from them!

If you have any further questions or interest in the program you can contact Mrs. Lantz.
Mrs. Lantz
(816) 986-1444 Ext. 8950
Pam.Lantz@lsr7.net
yoshi

Yoshi Almachi

Where are you from?
Ecuador
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
For improve my english and learn new culture.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
For me change the classes to another.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
All I like it because is new for me and is interesting learn new things each of day but I love it when I went to my first football game.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
Nothing all i like it.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
The people is the big difference and the high school.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
The Hunger Games.
Favorite Music Artists?
Avicii
How is the food different than in your home country?
Well in my country my lunch is so different and I have more time for eat.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love read and watch movies.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be a flight attendant and this is the reason that I need to improve my english
ecuador

Where are you from?
Ukraine
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
To challenge myself, to meet new people and to see another part of the world.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
The biggest change is the school. Lee's Summit High School has a huge amount of classes, students and teachers.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
It's a country of opportunity.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
That I hear a lot of terrible news about people dying every day.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
People live a different life. Here a lot of people use to live in separate houses.
ukraine
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
Kiwanis Club.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
"Forrest Gump", "Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", "Deadpool".
Favorite Music Artists?
Imagine Dragons, Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, Linkin Park, Twenty One Pilots, Meghan Trainor, System of a Down.
How is the food different than in your home country?
It has more diversity and it has more fat.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to spend my free time with my host-dad, watch movies, hang out with my friends and study.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm going to finish my school in Ukraine. I'll try to do my best on my final exams. After this I want to go the university.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
Yes, it changed. I was really surprised how friendly and nice everybody is. American people are really patriotic and dedicated to their country.
kravchuk

Andriy Kravchuk


michelle

Michelle Ruprecht

Where are you from?
Hamburg, Germany
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
I want to meet another culture and improve my english.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
The State Fair, Food and young drivers.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
The friendly people.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
Being away from friends back in Germany.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
The weather is different, the transportation and the food.
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
Yes, I am a member the Golden Guard.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
The Big Bang Theory.
Favorite Music Artists?
Kygo.
How is the food different than in your home country?
It tastes better.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Sleeping, playing the guitar and hang out with friends.
What are your plans for the future?
Finishing school in Germany and going to a college in Munich.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
It is better than I thought.
germany

Where are you from?
Spain
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
To learn English and to know more about American culture.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
The High School is very big compared to Spain, and they promote sports more than in Spain, and I like it.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
The people you meet.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
I miss my friends and family.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
It is more or less the same but the only difference is that in my host family I have 4 siblings that are little and in Spain I have a an older sister.
spain
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
I am involved in boys tennis, French club and Spanish club.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
How I Met Your Mother, Lost.
Favorite Music Artists?
I like lots of music artist but what I like the most is a Spanish music group called Pereza.
How is the food different than in your home country?
It isn't very different from my country, just that Spanish fruit is in general better than American fruit, and it is kind of a problem because the food that I like the most is fruit.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Doing sports.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be a doctor.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
No, more or less it is how I thougth it is going to be.
ignacio

Ignacio Otriz-Sánchez


patricia

Patricia Merelles González Amigo

Where are you from?
Spain
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
To discover a new culture (also share mine), meet new people, improve my English and try a different educational system.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
High school is so different, also the streets and everything...it's just like living in a movie.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
My host family and the high school because you have a lot of different subjects, clubs and sports you can do.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
The weather is a little bit weird, it's so hot outside but when you go into any building is freezing.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
The timetables for meals are so so different.
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
For the moment Lacrosse, Swimming and Spanish club.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
I don't have a favorite movie or TV show but I like Criminal Minds, Modern Family.
Favorite Music Artists?
A lot, I cannot have only one.
How is the food different than in your home country?
Where I live in my country there's a lot of fish and seafood and I didn't eat any kind of fish since I'm in USA. Also we cook different some meals.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Meet my friends, listening to music, go shopping...whatever.
What are your plans for the future?
Attend to the college and travel all around the world.
spain

Where are you from?
Denmark
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
I wanted to experience a new culture.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
Friendly and helpful people.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
LSHS and my host family.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
Everything is driving distance.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
I'm much busier than I used to be back in Denmark. I do a lot more sports.
denmark
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
I do cross country for the fall, and wanna join the boys tennis in the spring.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
Game of Thrones, Shameless, South Park, The Walking Dead.
Favorite Music Artists?
Guns n' Roses, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Outlandish.
How is the food different than in your home country?
Almost everything is fried.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Watch movies, listen to and play music.
What are your plans for the future?
Danish version of College.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
My view has changed, because the only things you hear about America in the news are the military and guns. It's nice to see some different aspects of what it means to be American like the community around the high school.
viktor

Viktor Lucht


penny

Penny Teachanuntra

Where are you from?
Thailand
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
I want to learn new culture, new experiences.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
The dryer machine and drive thru .
What is your favorite part about living in America?
Food and good friends.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
Homesickness.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
When I'm in Thailand I didn't do any chores but when I'm here I do it every day.
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
Yes, Lacrosse and Earth club.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
Keeping up with the Kardashian , American Horror Story.
Favorite Music Artists?
Troye Sivan , Ed Sheeran , Imagine Dragons.
How is the food different than in your home country?
Food in here is more expensive , some taste good some taste terrible.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to watch movies when I have free time.
What are your plans for the future?
Be a good person , can raise my family .
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
I don't know yet.
thailand

Where are you from?
Thailand
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
I want to know how differences between American culture and Thai culture. I want a new experience.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
Cross country and Food.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
The social community.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
Nothing.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
The grading system, food, friends and social studies.
thailand
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
Cross country.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
Gone Girl.
Favorite Music Artists?
The Weeknd.
How is the food different than in your home country?
Is more cheesy and less spicy.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like running and shopping .
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be a Teacher.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
Yes, Almost everything is different. The food, drinks, friends, and social give me a lot of experience. I think in this year is going to be one of the years that is worth in my lifetime.
tham

Tham, Thanabordee Sakulsantiporn


benchaya

Benchaya Anantananont

Where are you from?
Thailand
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
I want to learn about American culture,have american friends and improve my english skills.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
The school is very different and some of American culture.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
The weather and my host family.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
I feel like I really miss my family, my friends and thai foods.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
Most people here are very friendly.
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
Tennis team.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
Harry Potter.
Favorite Music Artists?
One Direction, Shawn Mendes, Ed sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Twenty One Pilots.
How is the food different than in your home country?
There's big different kind of food, here we eat a lot of bread and cheese but in Thailand we eat rice and spicy dishes.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Watching movies and playing sports.
What are your plans for the future?
Go to the college and have the good works.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
I don't know it yet, because I have been here for one month.
thailand

Where are you from?
Thailand
Why did you want to be a forign exchange student?
Gain life experiences and improve my English skills.
What is something new you have experienced while living in America?
Bigger size of food.
What is your favorite part about living in America?
The school. It has many clubs and activities that I can join and also meet new people in every class.
What is your least favorite part of living in America?
The transportation. It is a little bit hard to go somewhere without transportation and ask someone for a ride.
What are the differences in life at home and life in your American home?
So different. In my country, most of the student need to take the extra class for school because the exams are too hard. Also, mostly, girls don't do the sports after school. Also, we can't walk to school because it's too far.
thailand
Are you involved in any clubs, sports, or activities?
I've joined the tennis team. I was new to tennis when I first came here but I like it.
Favorite movies/TV shows?
All kind of dramas.
Favorite Music Artists?
One direction and The Chainsmokers
How is the food different than in your home country?
Food here is bigger and not spicy like Thailand.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Watching dramas and going for a walk.
What are your plans for the future?
Go to college in Thailand for 4 years and maybe come here to study the master degree, if I can.
Has your view on America changed throughout your experience? Why or why not?
It is still the same
apisada

Apisada Nasongkhka