Foreign Exchange Student Stanger Enjoys Senior Year as a Pioneer

Stanger (in red) poses with the cross country team after practice.

Stanger (in red) poses with the cross country team after practice.

A love of travel brought Senior Bianca Stanger 4644 miles to the United States from her home country of Brazil as a foreign exchange student. 

Initially, she was supposed to travel to Georgia in 2020, with the process being a simple test, with the better scoring students getting to have their top-picked countries being more of a reality. Still, because of the pandemic, her travels were postponed until 2022. 

Foreign Exchange Student Bianca Stanger

Though these weren’t her original plans, Stanger is happy to be in Wisconsin.

“The people here are kind and empathetic, so it’s easier to feel welcome,” Stanger said.

The Sevastopol community isn’t the only thing Stanger has been able to enjoy while here; she’s also been able to enjoy some of her hobbies, like drawing, riding horses, and listening to music. While in addition, while here, she has big plans like being on the cross country and math teams. 

After high school, Stanger has her heart set on attending architecture or law school and being a wife and mother.

A love of travel and a global pandemic brought Stanger to Sevastopol for her senior year. There is no doubt that both the community and Stanger herself will be better off because of her being here.