German Foreign Exchange Steffen Jawoiske

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Senior Abbie Knapp Host German Steffen Jawoiske
Senior Abbie Knapp host German Steffen Jawoiske and shows him tourist attractions in Kansas City. He also traveled to D.C. with his group. Photo by Ariel Thompson

16 year old Steffen Jawoiske was very excited about coming to America for the first time.

“It was a dream to come here,” said Jawoiske. He was one of the exchange students coming to Lee’s Summit West for about two weeks.

Jawoiske was also excited about meeting new people and seeing what America was like.

“It’s much more bigger than Germany. The streets, the buildings, everything’s bigger,” said Jawoiske.

Senior Abbie Knapp was Jawoiske’s host student while he was here. Knapp hosts an exchange student every year, so it was not a new thing to her.

Senior Abbie Knapp Host German Steffen Jawoiske
Senior Abbie Knapp host German Steffen Jawoiske and shows him tourist attractions in Kansas City. He also traveled to D.C. with his group. Photo by Ariel Thompson

“It’s a fun little two week adventure,” said Knapp. “It’s fun to show the exchange student something they haven’t encountered before.”

The German exchange students first visited Washington D.C. for three days before coming to Missouri. They saw all the usual tourist spots like the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol building.

“It was very interesting,” said Jawoiske.

Along with the nation’s capital, the German exchange students got to do a little touring around Kansas City. They even enjoyed a Royal’s game.

“I’m excited to show him everything,” said Knapp.

By: Abbey Stoetzel

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