March 2019 Summer Work and Travel MVP: Liz De La Torre

Congratulations, Liz! You’ve been chosen as March’s MVP because you are an excellent Hospitality Services Group employee. They even awarded you a bonus for outstanding attendance! We’re glad to have you on our program!!

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Name: Liz De La Torre

Position: Housekeeper

Location: Reno, Nevada

Home country: Peru

Studying: Nursing

How do you like living in Reno? How is it different from your home town? I'm living in Reno more than two months. We live in an apartment, it's beautiful and I like it a lot. What I love from Reno is the snow. It's perfect but the day after the snow storms are too windy. There are a lot of things that are different from my home town: the public transportation is great, people are friendly and respectful.

How have you shared your culture with Americans? In my job, I knew a lot of people who are from different countries not only United States. We talk about our traditions and the food that we know to cook. My neighbors are friendly so we go to eat traditional food from this country and we teach them how to prepare food from our country too.

What is your favorite part of American culture? My favorite part of American culture are how people behave. I know a lot of American people who always want to help you.

What has been your favorite cultural activity that you’ve done? I went to museums who related things that happened in United States. I really enjoy to play with the snow and make snowmans.

What have you learned or gained from being on this program? I'm a different person, this experience help me to be mature and independent, I'm learning help people and be more emphatic.

K.Leigh FurzerSWT, MVP