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10 Quick Tips for A Successful End To the Exchange Year

Host Families: Relax and be understanding, but don’t give up on your house rules 1. The second half of the exchange year is perfect time to relax with your student and enjoy the son/daughter relationship.  For these last few weeks, think about all that you have learned and how your life has changed. 2. At […]

Why High School Students Should Study Abroad — and Why We Should Help Them Do It

The article highlighted below, written by Patrick Stephenson, former speechwriter for the NATO secretary-general, is a good piece on the value of studying abroad in high school.  He touches on several topics I think important: Encouraging U.S. students to study abroad: critical, in my opinion, for all the other reasons mentioned below. Making study abroad […]

Reading Resource Update: Good Blog Article

Came across a blog post today I thought my readers might like to see: 8 Things I’ve learned as an Exchange Student Host Parent I especially like #1; it’s exactly why we decided to host high school students when our boys were 9 and 11. But the other items on her list all hit home […]