The Exchange Mom
Your Path to Successful High School Cultural Exchange
We’ve had many great experiences as host parents and as exchange coordinators, and have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. We can help host families, students, and parents back home have a successful year!
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Laura and Mark
The Exchange Mom and Exchange Dad
About the Exchange Mom and Dad
Laura Kosloff and Mark Trexler brought their first foreign exchange student (from Spain) into their home in Portland, Oregon in 2003. Since then, they have hosted over a dozen students from countries around the world. As regional coordinators for one of the largest J-1 exchange organizations operating in the U.S., they mentor and oversee dozens of students and their host families every year.
You are probably the best source of info we’ve found ...
Thanks for your response on the differences between F-1 and J-1 visas for high school students. You are probably the best source of info we’ve found on this complicated issue.
You are always there when we've needed you ...
After going with another program this past year due to space availability at our school, we've come to realize what an amazing exchange coordinator you are. You are always there when we've needed you and you know all the right things to say and do with teenagers!
I've just found your very helpful blog ...
Hello from Australia! After sending all three of our children on exchange, we are now applying to host in 2019. I've just found your very helpful blog, so will be learning a lot from you I'm sure 😉
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