Students host German students during long-running annual exchange program

By Erin Pratt
Sports Editor

On Saturday, September 24, 20 students from Garbsen, Germany arrived to Michigan to stay with WLC host families for two weeks.

The students will stay until the day after homecoming, October 9. So far, the group has made a trip to Cedar Point, the day after they arrived, to bond with their host families. They have also taken a trip to Niagara Falls during their first week here. Other than Michigan, the students will see D.C. and Chicago while they’re here.

According to junior Clara Kissling, both the visitors from Garbsen and their WLC hosts are making “friendships across the world.” Her exchange student is Elisabeth. Mackenzie Biediger has said “to be honest, I love them!”

The German students get to experience life in America as a student and as a tourist while they’re here while they immerse themselves in a different culture and a different language. While they are here Walled Lake Central is having their annual homecoming. Homecoming is part of the high school experience and for the exchange students to be able to go is a great opportunity to see what American high school life is like. So far, the German students seem to be having a great time living in Michigan with their host families.