New to Gateway, New to America

Mana Konishi , Olytimes writer

Hi! I’m Mana. I’m an exchange student from Japan. It’s been five months since I came to the U.S. and I really like it here. My favorite places in Colorado are the Rocky Mountains and the Red rocks. There aren’t many rock mountains in Japan, so when I saw the mountains I was impressed. Also, I enjoyed an American Christmas. I ate a lot of delicious food and had a lot of presents. Decorating some gingerbread was so difficult but I had a great time.

My first day of school at Gateway was awesome. The teachers were so nice and I met some amazing friends. I’m so excited knowing about the difference between Japan and the U.S. I’m so glad to be here and I can’t wait to make awesome memories here.


Thank you