Lina's Terporten's big adventure
German exchange student shares her thoughts on her year at Medical Lake High
Last updated 5/23/2019 at 8:44am
By LEE HUGHES
In the fall of 2017, one of Lina Terporten's teachers asked her if she would be interested in applying for a scholarship to be an exchange student. He didn't ask her in English, however, but in Terporten's native German.
That conversation set in motion months of preparation, testing, and interviews - in English and German - that eventually led to Terporten being awarded the scholarship from the German Bundestag, or Congress, in January of 2018.
She had her doubts at first.
"My life in Germany is nice," she recalled thinking, and how much she might miss her life...