CAOIMHE MARLEY (16, Portadown, Northern Ireland)

What most surprised you about Kansas, or tell us something you have learned about Kansas or the U.S.?

There are so many pools, and people have pools at their houses. The closest thing we have to pools at our house is paddling pools.

What do you do for fun at home?

I like to hang out with my friends, go to the cinema or go shopping. I also enjoy watching TV and chilling at home.

Who is your favorite musician or band?

I enjoy listening to all music; my favourite musician is Ed Sheeran and my favourite song is "Photograph."

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is Italian food. I love pasta and garlic bread.

What are you most looking forward to during your time here?

I am really looking forward to lake day as I really enjoy water sports and am excited to see what water sports you do here.

What is something we probably don't know about your country or hometown?

We have Lemon Fanta. Since we have come over, I’ve realised it’s not a thing here.

What form of social media do you most often use?

Snapchat, I like how you can talk to people from all around the world.

KIRSTYN HEIMERMAN (16, Hutchinson)

What most surprised you about your guest, or tell us something you have learned about life in Northern Ireland?

I learned that we have different names for things and call things differently.

What do you do for fun?

I like to watch movies and TV along with hanging out with my friends and playing volleyball.

Who is your favorite musician or band?

Dan and Shay.

What is your favorite food?

Italian food and french fries.

What are you most looking forward to during the time with your guest?

I am most looking forward to her becoming a sister to me.

What is something you would want someone from another country to know about your hometown?

I would want someone from another country to know that this is a great place to call home.

What form of social media do you most often use?

I use Snapchat most often.