As the year winds down and we’re all thinking about what we’ve accomplished this year and where we would like to be in our lives for the coming year, I thought I would share with my readers this interesting blog post I came across this morning: Studying Abroad: The Who, the Why, and the Why Not. It’s making me think about some of the things I try to encourage in my work with foreign exchange students and host families: what are the skills we want to encourage, the independence we want to help develop, the cultural barriers we want to break down? It’s a two-way street … or maybe more than that.
All the best wishes for 2014 from The Exchange Mom. Please continue to share your thoughts and comments on study abroad and international cultural exchange.