EXCHANGE STUDENTS VISIT CAPITAL, WORK WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Two of McDowell’s foreign exchange students were recently chosen for a week-long trip that helped them explore the history and government of the United States. Early College students Timothy Munene and Deborah Saki were selected from among thousands of other Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Study Program students for a week-long trip to Washington, D.C.
“We went there to learn about American civil society, American history and also to brush up on our leadership skills,” said Saki. Munene shared what he will remember about the trip. “We also had the chance to have meetings with the North Carolina governor and senators like Kay Hagan and Richard Burr,” said Munene. “That was a really good experience because we never get to do that in Kenya. We had the chance to attend the House and the Senate meetings and that was really cool as well.”
During their trip, the teens met 98 other foreign exchange students from different countries and worked with them on projects. “All the foreign exchange students attended group sessions and discussions where we worked on a project together,” said Saki. “At the end of each project, we came together as a group and discussed different issues.”