International students are at almost every school; Cathedral Prep is no exception. The majority of the international students at Prep are from China. These people are part of the school’s identity and provide a new culture at the school. Recently, Prep welcomed another international student, Giulio Danzé, a 17-year-old senior from Turin, Italy, into the Prep brotherhood.
Danzé has enjoyed the previous three weeks he has spent here. “Everyone has been really welcoming to me and have helped me when I need some guidance,” he said. He is striving to become a voice actor. Learning English seemed a perfect way to get a head start on his goal. Coming to the United States seemed like a perfect idea for him and his family, and it will provide for the best educational experience.
“My favorite thing about Prep are the teachers; these people are very knowledgeable and provide great classroom experience,” he said. Teachers in Italy, according to Giulio, give assignments that are limited on creativity and are nothing like the assignments he receives at Prep. Another interesting aspect about Prep, he thought, is the use of technology. It makes it easier to hand in assignments and is very useful and fun. The only technology used in Italy’s classrooms are projectors.
At first, things were very strange and confusing to the newest Rambler. He was not used to walking to classrooms, as teachers in his previous school came to him. They also had one subject per day, unlike Prep’s 8-period schedule. “At first, it was confusing to get to class on time. I didn’t know where some of my classes were, but I got the hang of it after a few days,” he said.
As he is closing in on his first month in school, he wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome he had received. Giulio will be in the U.S for six months then go back to Italy to enroll in college.