As you have probably noticed, we have an exchange student in our schools since September.
We made an interview with her for you!
Tell us something more about yourself, please.
My name is Luiza Taube Toretta and I´m 17 years old. I live in Brazil, Parma, Cascavel.
I´m in the last year of school in Brazil.
Is this your first exchange stay?
It´s the first time I left my country and I live somewhere that is not my hometown.
Why did you decide that you want to study abroad?
I had heard many experiences from my cousins and my brother who made exchange. When they came back they changed a lot and had many experiences and stories to tell.
How long will you be here?
I’m going to stay here for 10 months.
What was the main reason you chose Slovakia?
I was on the waiting list and I had the choice between Slovakia and one other country and I chose Slovakia.
What do you expect from this stay ?
I would like to learn more about the culture here and to be able to come back with experiences and knowledge that I can tell to my friends and family.
What do you like the most here in Slovakia?
I believe that for now – people.
Do you like Slovak nature ?
I like it. I come from a country that also has many natural beauties, but it’s nice to see the differences and that is beautiful in the same way.
Do you like Slovak food ?
The food is very different, there are things that I like but I have not tasted many traditional things yet.
What is the biggest difference between life in Slovakia and Brasil?
There are many differences, from food to when we eat, or that we treat peple more informally, or that the younger ones have less freedom …
How do you spend your time here when you are not at school?
I’m going to start drawing class, but usually I’m painting or I’m going out with someone.
Patrícia Zekuciová (4.C)