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Emma Weissburg

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Emma is an intercultural consultant, freelance blogger, and certified yoga instructor based on Oahu. She is American by citizenship, and has significant experience studying and working in Belgium, Australia, and Japan. Before moving to Hawaii, Emma worked in international education as an ESL Teacher and Student Services Coordinator. When she’s not writing, Emma enjoys traveling, exploring new beaches, practicing yoga, and meeting new friends from around the world.

Recent Posts

As summer winds down and school starts back up, you might also be getting excited for all things fall. Whether it’s watching the...

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Tags: Exchange Student, Holidays, cultural immersion

All across the country, teens from around the world are diving into their exchange with the goal of learning about American...

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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Host an exchange student,

It’s easy to fall into routine. There’s comfort in routine. There’s less risk in routine. 

But, the moment we step out of our...

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

Summertime is finally here. 

As the weather warms up, our sleeves roll up in preparation for another legendary 4th of July...

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Tags: Holidays, cultural understanding, American values

You’ve chosen your exchange student, and the placement is finalized—now what?

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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Host an exchange student

With our students returning home soon after months in the U.S., their language skills have likely improved drastically.


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Learn a language

I asked 10 American friends from different parts of the country to name their top American foods. And….I got 10 different...

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Tags: Host an exchange student, Student Experience, cultural immersion

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived. 

We’ve been yelling at the TV for months watching the games. We’ve been...

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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, cultural understanding,

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