Sarah Bergman. Staff Writer.
Krupa Dave is an exchange student, visiting here from India on a scholarship program. A sophomore, she is staying in Poway for one school year.
Q: Where did you move here from? When did you move here?
India, but I am here for just one year. Since the first day of school, I am here.
Q: How are you adjusting to school and life here?
School is fun. The friends are nice. When I was first coming here, I thought ‘I have to make new friends and they won’t understand my jokes.’ But they don’t mind it. They are adjusting to my accent too.
Q: What is the most difficult thing about leaving?
…I was really excited about coming to America. For six months, I had to fill out forms for the scholar ship. Only two were selected from the city.
Q: How is life most different? How is it similar?
The schools are different. In America, we change classrooms, but in India, the students stay in the classroom and the teachers move. Also, in India, they have more spices in food.
Q: What is your favorite thing about PHS?
Everything. The students are nice and so are the teachers.
What do you miss most about home? What will you miss when you leave?
I miss my camera. When I leave, I’ll miss my friends and host family.
Q: Who is your host family?
The Wright Family [Lucas Wright].
Q: What’s your favorite food from America and India?
Hamburgers. I like, you might not know it, but it’s called “Panpuri.”
Q: What do you do outside of school?
I do a lot of photos for yearbook. And I do scholarship stuff. I did tech for the Iliad play too.by