About Destiny Smith
I'm an exchange student from Zimbabwe, 17 year old girl who got to Durango in September. I never thought i would start travelling this early in life let alone i didn't know i was going to end up in America. For a girl that's never been outside of Zimbabwe this was a big step for me. Going on exchange is very scary i mean i'm miles away from home that's always horrifying but it gets better when you get to your destination. Its been an amazing experience for sure. Animas has made my experience definitely more exciting i cant imagine a better place for me to be attending school in Durango. Its very different here from my school in Zimbabwe, there we have a more traditional approach of being taught and learning. Here at Animas we have a more modern way of being taught we are a project based school so most of the time were working on our computers which is not something we do often in Zimbabwe we are more text book and write-it-down dependent. This curriculum is more real world preparing and also most of the work we do and how articulate we are in the process prepares us for college and jobs or even internships which are part of our junior program. Also here at Animas our culture is very unique and unlike most high schools we are a more mature and thoughtful group of students. When you here an argument around here 10/ 10 of the times its about a thought provoking issue that would leave you with food for thought. As for Durango this is a beautiful place i cant imagine anything else like it, you know before my exchange I kept imagining what Colorado would be like its been 3 months but I tell you its like living a different life everyday, its an adventure i never know what i'm doing until i'm doing it its spontaneous, living here is like being in a fairy-tale because its magic. YAY COLORADO!