Q&A with foreign exchange student Sahayan Hantian

Ally Smith, Staff Writer

Q: What is your name and where are you from originally?
A: My name is Sahayan Hantian. I am originally from the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Q: What are some of the major differences between Mindanao and Liberty?

A: My school back in Mindanao was much larger about 5,000 students. Also, we did not have and A day/B day schedule. Back in Mindanao we would have 10 periods a day for an hour long each. So far I am enjoying the A day/ B day schedule much more.

Q: What are some of the things you are looking forward to here in Washington?

A: I am looking forward to meeting new people from all different kinds of cultures and backgrounds. I am excited to be able to improve on my leadership skills and my independence. I am also looking forward to being able to experience what snow is like because I have never experienced it before.

Q: Can you tell me about the program you are a part of?

A: The program I am in is called AFS. It is a program that helps students with a mostly Muslim background come to the USA to experience other cultures and help others learn more about ours. It is also is intended to help with leadership skills and independence.