November 19, 2009
Wa-Hi foreign exchange student from Indonesia, Nur (Isna) Masyithoh shows Prospect Point kindergartners how to pronounce and write the simple words Thank you in Indonesian and Javanese. Isna was part of a 3-person contingent of exchange students (Isna, Warrita (Salma) Charoenchit from Thailand, Hazem Zater from Egypt) from Wa-Hi who were at the school to read to kindergartners, talk about their cultures. They also presented the 3 kindergarten classes with a book Everybody Eats Lunch which described, showed and gave recipes for different foods that kids eat from around the world.
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Exchange students in Walla Walla wrap cultural sharing into a reading program in local schools.
WALLA WALLA -- Foreign exchange students typically spend a year locally, attending school, and getting to know people, in an effort to gain a better understanding of local customs and the U.S. way of life.So when Walla Walla High School's six exchange stu