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Jetro Capiaghi
Home town: Buchs, Switzerland
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: The kindness of the people


Thomas Gabele
Home town: Beringen, Switzerland
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: Open-minded and friendly people


Jetro and Thomas are exchange students from FHS St. Gallen, their college in Switzerland, which has an international partnership with Robert Morris University. Both are working on bachelor's degrees in business administration, majoring in international management.

Jetro lived in San Diego for for several months in 2007, but this is Thomas's first time in the U.S.A. For Thomas, who enjoys soccer and watching movies, the biggest surprise in Pittsburgh has been how much bigger everything here is compared to back home. For Jetro, a sports fan, it's been an eye-opener to see how crazy Pittsburghers are about sports, especially the Steelers and Penguins.