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Have you ever wondered what it's like for an exchange student to arrive in the U.S.?  What cultural differences stand out to...


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Tags: Student Experience

The first time we hosted an exchange student, the coordinator gave us a list of topics to discuss with our new student.


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Tags: Host Families

What if you could make a life-changing impact on a young person, enrich your local school and community, and bring some fun...


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Tags: Welcome Family, Host an exchange student

It’s hard to believe that Katie Schlagel is only 18 years old. International youth exchange has made her particularly wise...


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Tags: Host Families, Exchange Student, Study Abroad

In honor of Exchange Student #7 joining our family, I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down Memory Lane. . . I'm...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Host mom, Reasons to host,

Jill Bonin was a mom with a mission: connect her son and daughter – adopted from Korea – with their homeland in meaningful ways


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Homeland Tour Korea,

Thinking about hosting an exchange student?  Or just curious about how it all works?  We've rounded up our most commonly asked...


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Tags: Host an exchange student

Cassidy and Chris Miller have just said good-bye to Jose from Barcelona. He is one more international son that has lived with...


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Tags: Host Families, Host an exchange student, Reasons to host,

Cassandra Ross and her husband were expecting to host Kim, a lovely exchange student from Germany when… the unexpected...


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