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International Falcons: Camilo Duran

Find out how a CB exchange student from Colombia is adapting to life America. “Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven” – Yiddish proverb. Camilo Duran (’14) is originally from Colombia, but is studying at Christian Brothers though the International Students Program at CB. When asked to […]

Find out how a CB exchange student from Colombia is adapting to life America.

“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven” – Yiddish proverb.

Camilo Duran (’14) is originally from Colombia, but is studying at Christian Brothers though the International Students Program at CB.

When asked to compare the United States to Colombia, the junior says,  “[I] see the US as more [of] a working [environment]” where people come “to work and study.” He also points out the overwhelming amount of fast food restaurants in the United States. “[Colombia is more] tropical, more natural, [and] more environmental”he says.

While staying in the United States is a culture shock for the exchange student, adapting to Christian Brothers has been easier than expected. Colombia’s school system consists of eight classes but there are only four classes a day, and they rotate days — like having a Wednesday block day every school day.

Camilo is like any other teenage boy in high school. He enjoys hanging with friends and being active in school. The involved new student is currently the left defender for Christian Brothers’ varsity soccer team and plans on playing golf in the spring.

The Colombian appreciates the diversity and welcoming atmosphere at CB and is looking forward to the year ahead.

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