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New Glarus Student's Experience Living and Studying in Germany

Imagine leaving your family, friends and everything that you are familiar with to live and study abroad for a year

 

February 13, 2020

Max's family and his host family celebrated German traditions at a Christmas market. Front Row (L-R): Max Xistris-Songpanya, Dau Songpanya, Georgianna Xistris-Songpanya, Julia Xistris, Olivia Xistris-Songpanya, Kyle Songpanya. Back Row (L-R): Stefan Konz, Johanna Konz, Christina Konz, Tereasa Konz, and Johannes Konz.

Max Xistris-Songpanya, a junior at New Glarus High School, enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime by studying abroad in Germany while in high school.

Study abroad programs highlight that, "a year abroad will help you step out of your comfort zone - gaining a better sense of self and of your place in the world."

Max said that he first started thinking about studying abroad when his brother was studying in Germany.

"From my brother's experiences, I began to love the culture and wanted to learn more about it," said Max. "I decided to go to Germany towards the end of my sophomore year of high...



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