April 30, 2020

We have a different sort of post today, given our current lives.Placing Bets on the FutureWe’re all placing bets on the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic … in our personal lives, our jobs, and our financial situations. We all want to know whether the emergency will fade away in a few months, or whether it

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April 5, 2020

The link below is to a podcast that is worth listening to. It’s not directly about international education or exchange students, but indirectly I think it’s relevant. It’s certainly food for thought. There have been so many debates over the past weeks about why some of the U.S. high school exchange programs chose to return

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March 21, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, many exchange students’ families have been asking our exchange program (and others) to make arrangements for their son or daughter to return home. At first it was a trickle, as people here in the U.S. thought schools might only be closed for a couple of weeks. Then schools began

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February 18, 2020

The second half of the exchange year is the perfect time for exchange students and host families to enjoy the relationship that has been developing for 4-6 months. I am seeing that in most of my students when I have talked to them over the past month; as one of my students said the other

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December 27, 2019

The “matching” of an exchange student with his or her host family is a key factor in the likely success of student’s exchange year in the U.S., and program coordinators around the country take the process seriously. This isn’t a 2-3 week vacation visitor, after all. It’s a person who will live in your home for

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