Publications

book cover smallerWe Would Love to Host an Exchange Student, But …

Available at your favorite retailer: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

Thousands of teenagers from other countries spend one or more years studying in the U.S. They come from countries all over the world. In this book you will learn about many of the most obvious opportunities for miscommunication in the context of students studying in the U.S. and how to solve problems when issues do arise. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all answer, but “communicate early and often” is pretty close. Host parents, parents back home, and students themselves are making a big investment when it comes to any high school study abroad option. Too often that investment doesn’t fully pay off, usually for predictable and avoidable reasons. This book can change that for you.

See reviews here on Amazon and Goodreads.

What professionals in the field have to say:

“A great resource for anyone interested in international youth exchanges in the USA.”

–H.E. Rybol (author of Culture Shock: A Practical Guide and Reverse Culture Shock)

Download a sample, or buy the book! You can find it here: We Would Love to Host an Exchange Student, But … or at your favorite retailer: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

 

The Exchange Mom Elsewhere:

Another Way to Raise Strong Children, LinkedIn Pulse, November 2, 2015.

The Beginning of the School Year: Déjà Vu or New Beginnings?, Today.com Parenting, October 28, 2015.

The Changing Needs of Cultural Exchange, BlogHer.com, Feb. 23, 2016.

Have You Thought About Hosting an Exchange Student?, My Oregon (OregonLive.com, Portland, Oregon), July 5, 2011.

Paris and Thoughts on Fear and Risk, BlogHer.com, Nov 16, 2015.

Technology is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to High School Exchange … Or Is It?, BlogHer.com, January 3, 2016.

10 Questions About Hosting International Exchange Students and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever, LinkedIn Pulse, March 23, 2016.

Today’s Exchange Students . . . Tomorrow’s Leaders, BlogHer.com, October 29, 2015.

We Would Love to Host an Exchange Student, But Our Children Are Too Young – True or False?, OregonLive.com, April 20, 2015.

Why You Should Host an Exchange Student, My Oregon (OregonLive.com, Portland, Oregon), March 13, 2013.