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Laci Kranitz is an exchange student from Hungary who is spending his junior year at The Kinkaid School.
Every year Kinkaid hosts a new AFS exchange student to come and join the Kinkaid community. This year, Laci Kranitz flew from Hungary to spend his junior year in Texas. He is hosted by the Kalmans family - Aerin, Kendall and Tali Kalmans are all students at Kinkaid.
Get to know Laci a little better with this quick Q and A!
What is the biggest difference between Kinkaid and your school in Hungary?
“We didn’t have any homework. We just had to study. So I could go and hang out with my friends after school every day.”
Do you have a favorite thing about Kinkaid? If so, what is it and why?
“Everybody is so friendly. I feel famous because everyone says ‘hi’ even when I don’t know them. The teachers give me less work than everyone else, too, so that’s nice.”
Fun fact about you that no one knows?
“I’m a big sports fan. My dad and I always travel to watch soccer games.”
Do you have any special talents?
“Not really. Definitely not singing or dancing. I’m so bad at those.”
What did you think Texas was going to be like?
“I thought everyone would wear cowboy hats. It’s definitely a lot hotter than I was expecting.”
Favorite American food?
“The hamburgers here are way better than they are at home.”
Why did you choose to be part of an exchange program?
“Two years ago I went to visit New York and fell in love with the U.S. This is the dream country for us in Europe because of all the opportunities. I wanted to be here for a longer period of time.”
What is your favorite pastime activity?
“I love to play soccer and football and I’m always hanging out with friends.”