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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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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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Every exchange student knows the feeling of anticipation while waiting for a host family, and the excitement and nervousness of...


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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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By Kari Owens On November 24, 2021

Pictures of Gratitude

In preparation for Thanksgiving, we launched a photo contest in which we asked our students and host families to share captioned...


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 A few years ago, the Browns' first exchange student literally stormed out of their home, leaving them heartbroken. Fortunately,...


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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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