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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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Have you ever wondered why families invite a foreign teen to live with them for 5-10 months?  And why many families do it over...


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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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Many families think that hosting an exchange student requires taking them on big trips to famous places. And while most students...


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The summer months are the perfect time to start getting to know this fascinating teenager that will soon become part of your...


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


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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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By Brad Owens On February 14, 2022

Share the Love Winners

In preparation for Valentine's Day, we ran a photo contest in which we asked our exchange students to submit a photo showing us...


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Is it difficult to host an exchange student on a gluten-free diet


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