I so love this video! Says it all in just a few short minutes. The power of cultural exchange! Having someone from another country living in your home changes them and changes you — for the better. That’s just one of the many reasons why we should make every effort to learn about people from […]
Sharing about what’s going on in your life is as important for host families as it is for exchange students. What can you share with each other about your day? It doesn’t have to be an earth-shattering or jaw-dropping story…share the little things, too! It’s what makes families … families.
I came across a short video this morning that I thought I would share with readers. Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian whose life did not start out in a way that would make you think he would be able to connect with Israelis; his older brother died in prison after being arrested on charges […]
Intercultural exchange takes many forms in the United States and elsewhere. In the U.S., international exchanges at college and post-graduate levels have been underway perhaps 90 years ago or more; they gained in popularity and began to include secondary students in the years after World War II. Success of the well-known Fulbright Program—which began right […]
We’ve reached a milestone today! We have published our new e-book: We Would Love to Host an Exchange Student, But … 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 each case the students, parents back home, and host families […]
“I’m going to use my experiences and skills to help bring positive changes to Ghana my motherland, Africa my home, and the world as a whole. Dear friend, what do you think you can also do to promote change?” Emmanuel Kwabena Tetteh, August 2015 Emmanuel’s comments made me think about the old proverb about the […]
For a long time, I had assumed that the concept of “study abroad” had really only gotten underway after World War II, with the start of the Fulbright program here in the U.S. and with many cultural exchange programs for high school and college-age students starting to take shape. And to some extent, that’s true; […]