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    1. Manqoba Ngcobo

      What languages can you speak?

      Zulu; English; Xhosa; Ndebele

       

      What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?

      IClub!!!!; UNICEF; Pen pals

       

      What has been your experience as an international student like? (If applicable)

      I have really enjoyed being a new international student. Its been awesome meeting so many people who are very different to me and learning more about them and their culture and teaching them my languages and culture.

       

      What are your favorite thing(s) about Andover?

      The community, friends and my free time to relax on weekends and lawn.

       

      How does Andover compare to your home?

      Andover is very different to South Africa, which is perfect for me because it is a new experience with a lot of freedom and independence. There is also so much cultural and national diversity here, which my home did not have much of.

       

      Briefly talk about an interesting experience you had while visiting another part of the world.

      In 2015, I stayed in Argentina for four months on an exchange program. It was a totally new experience, because I lived with a family which only spoke Spanish and so from the very first day, I had to begin to learn a language I used to only hear football player speak on T.V.

      I the language pretty fast, but the best part of my experience was all the fun I had with the new friends I made in Salta. We played football everyday and went to parties together on the weekends and on Sundays, we had carne de asado (barbeque) with the best meat I had ever had. Everyone was friendly and intrigued about South Africa and I had loads of fun teaching them about my home, while learning all I could about their culture.

      Andover Email: mngcobo19@andover.edu