One More Exchange Student Settles In At CIS

One more exchange student has arrived at CIS through AFS and we could not be more excited! AFS is an organization that helps bring exchange students from around the world to study in the USA. This brings the total to THREE exchange students at CIS for the 2018 - 19 school year! Read Nine and Eric’s profiles here and read and Karen Tajima’s below!


Name: Karen Tajima

Grade: 10th

Country: Japan

Number of Siblings: One, an older brother.

Host Family: The Davis Family

Reason for Studying Abroad: I wanted to be able to speak English and I like to learn another country’s culture.

Favorite Subject in School: Chemistry

Best part of Columbia, MO: The best part has been walking around downtown with my friends and watching movies with my host family.

Favorite American Food: My host mother’s cooking.

Future Career: I am not sure. I might find it while studying abroad.