Getting to know you, Part 4 – Amanda


Name: Amanda Bartel
Age : 16
Favorite movie: How to Train Your Dragon
Currently reading: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Who is your host sibling? Misia
Do your host parents speak English? Yes
What has/have been your favorite experience(s) so far? Meeting new people and getting to tell them about Iowa
What are you most looking forward to seeing while in Poland? All of the palaces.
What is your favorite Polish phrase to say and why?  

My favorite Polish word to say is pociąg (train…pronounced similarly to pa-chunk) because it’s fun to say.

Up to this point, what has been your favorite Polish food? Pierogi with cottage cheese.
What is one thing you’d love to bring home from Poland but can’t? The auditorium at the school, because it’s so pretty and we don’t have anything like it at home.

What will you miss most about Poland? Sonija. [Our coordinator.] Enough said.
What is your favorite (English) word? Bubble.
What is your dream career? Landing the part of Galinda in Broadway’s musical Wicked.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? Must be Dreaming by Frou Frou

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