Euro­pean stu­dents dis­cover WA beauty

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Laura Gru­bisa

Nar­ro­gin Ro­tary Club is host­ing two ex­change stu­dents from Ger­many and Bel­gium.

Eva Clos­set from Bel­gium and So­phie Ri­et­brock from Ger­many are in Nar­ro­gin and study­ing at Nar­ro­gin Se­nior High School dur­ing their stay.

Eva will be in Nar­ro­gin un­til July next year, while So­phie will be here un­til De­cem­ber be­fore she moves to Fre­man­tle for six months.

Both girls have al­ready made plenty of friends and say peo­ple ask them all the time how to say words in French and Ger­man.

The girls vis­ited Al­bany last week­end and were blown away by the beauty of Torni­dirrup Na­tional Park, and the beaches.

Eva and So­phie both talk to their fam­ily and friends a lot but say it isn’t nec­es­sar­ily helpful for them.

“It’s hard be­cause when we talk to them we’re not speak­ing English so it prob­a­bly isn’t the best idea,” So­phie said.

“As well, you miss them a lot but we know we’re go­ing to miss Aus­tralia when we leave,” Eva added.

The girls had to fill out ex­ten­sive pa­per­work to ap­ply for the ex­change but were thrilled when they found out they were head­ing to Aus­tralia be­cause it was the first pick for both.

“It was hard work to get here but I’d say it’s re­ally good to do an ex­change and it’s great to meet new peo­ple and ex­pe­ri­ence a dif­fer­ent cul­ture,” So­phie said.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

So­phie Ri­et­brock and Eva Clos­set are on ex­change.

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